FY2023 BridgeUSA Journalism and Rule of Law Scholarship Program - Federal Grants

Funding Opportunity Overview

FY2023 BridgeUSA Journalism and Rule of Law Scholarship Program is a Discretionary grant funded by Bureau Of Educational and Cultural Affairs. It's award amount is up to $100,000 and 1 awards are expected. It is categorized in Other. The grants is open to all (government, organization, and/or individual) entities. The application deadline (close date) to apply is 2022-11-28 (-66 days left).
The following table summarizes the FY2023 BridgeUSA Journalism and Rule of Law Scholarship Program opportunity.
Opportunity NumberSFOP0009210
Opportunity TitleFY2023 BridgeUSA Journalism and Rule of Law Scholarship Program
Opportunity CategoryDiscretionary
Funding Instrument TypeCooperative Agreement
Post DateSeptember 30, 2022 (Friday)
Last Updated DateSeptember 30, 2022 (Friday)
Close DateNovember 28, 2022 (Monday)
Award Amount$100,000 - $100,000

Detailed Funding Description

The Office of Private Sector Exchange (BridgeUSA) of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) announces an open competition for the administration of the BridgeUSA Journalism and Rule of Law Scholarship (JROL) Program. U.S. public and private non-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 USC 501(c)(3) may submit proposals to provide 20 exchange visitors from select European countries with scholarships in the Intern, Trainee, and Specialist program categories of the Exchange Visitor Program.
The program will be administered over 36 months from the date the award is made. The award recipient will recruit and select exchange visitors from marginalized populations (social, political, and economic) in Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, and Ukraine.
BridgeUSA JROL scholarship selection should ensure that at least five countries are represented among the exchange visitors and ensure a balance of exchange visitors with any of the following academic or professional backgrounds: media and communications, governance and rule of law, or public administration and policymaking.
Exchange visitors may come from any of these three backgrounds but should be able to demonstrate a clear nexus to journalism and/or rule of law in their intern/trainee/specialist exchange program. The scholarships would be used to cover exchange visitors’ program fees, including placement at a U.S.-based host organization, health benefits coverage, visa fees, SEVIS fees, and airfare.
The award recipient shall oversee all aspects of the BridgeUSA JROL Scholarship Program including, but not limited to, recruitment, screening and selection of candidates, distribution of scholarship funds to exchange visitors, placement of exchange visitors with pre-selected host organizations, providing pre-arrival and in-country orientations, monitoring of exchange visitors, and evaluation of program the effectiveness.

Dates and Awards Details

The following table shows the dates and awards information in detail for FY2023 BridgeUSA Journalism and Rule of Law Scholarship Program federal grants. It posted on 2022-09-30 and will be closed on 2022-11-28.
The maximum award amount is $100,000 and the award floor amount is $100,000.
Agency NameBureau Of Educational and Cultural Affairs
Important Dates
Post DateSeptember 30, 2022 (Friday)
Close DateNovember 28, 2022 (Monday)
Last Updated DateSeptember 30, 2022 (Friday)
Archive DateDecember 28, 2022 (Wednesday)
Awards Detail
Award Floor$100,000
Award Ceiling$100,000
Expected Number Of Awards1
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementNo
Additional InformationBureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Organizational Funding Opportunities
Additional Information URLhttps://eca.state.gov/organizational-funding/open-grant-solicitations

CFDA Numbers

The next CFDA (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance) numbers are associated to this federal grant.
  • 19.451

Categories of Funding Activities

  • Other
  • Please see full announcement.

Funding Eligibility

Eligible Applicants:
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Additional Information: Please see full announcement.

Grantor Contact Information

Grantor DetailHans Posey