Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Community Solutions Program

Office of Grant Writing & Publications

202 Jesse Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

573 882-9500 phone
573 884-8371 fax

Limited Submission Announcement

The Office of Citizen Exchanges of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) invites proposal submissions for the Community Solutions Program in Africa, East Asia and the Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, South and Central Asia and the Western Hemisphere. The Program serves as a mechanism to support and encourage initiatives organized by young civic and community leaders, ages 25-38, currently working to address the economic, environmental, political, and social challenges confronting their respective local communities. Through a four- to six-month fellowship, complemented by leadership development, Community Solutions will provide opportunities for eligible individuals to experience best practices, learn about effective models of public and community engagement, and develop concrete strategies to better address complex issues in their home communities.

The specific themes for the professional fellowships for this program are: 1) accountability and transparency, 2) tolerance/conflict resolution, 3) environmental issues, and 4) women's issues.

Because MU is limited to one application for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 26, 2010. Letters of intent should be limited to three pages and should include 1) the specific theme (listed above) and targeted geographic region, 2) the project goals, objectives and activities, 3) the names of all partner organizations responsible for program implementation, and 4) the evaluation plan.


Up to $1,500,000.

Cost Share:

There is no minimum or maximum percentage required for this competition. However, the Bureau encourages applicants to provide maximum levels of cost sharing and funding in support of its programs.

Campus Deadline for Letter of Intent:

4:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 26, 2010

External Proposal Deadlines:

June 3, 2010


URL for more information:

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