2022 U.S. Exchange Programs Logistics Management

Funding Opportunity Title 2022 U.S. Exchange Programs Logistics Management
Funding Opportunity Number PAS-ZAF-FY22-03
CFDA Numbers 19.022
Deadline for applications January 27, 2022, 11:59 p.m. SAST
Grants.gov link https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=336752
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Submissions must be emailed to PretoriaGrants@state.gov, not uploaded to grants.gov.

The U.S. Embassy in South Africa’s Public Affairs Section is pleased to announce a call for proposals for the following projects.

The grantee(s) will work cooperatively with the U.S. Public Affairs Sections at the U.S. Embassy in Pretoria and U.S. Consulates in Cape Town, Durban, and Johannesburg to manage the logistics for participants in the Mandela Washington Fellowship, Fulbright Programs, and the Community College Initiative Program. Please carefully read the specific logistics requirements for each program and note the different award start dates, durations, and funding limits. For all programs, prospective grantee(s) should account for measures related to pandemic mitigation (single-room accommodation, COVID testing, etc).  Prospective applicants may submit separate proposals for all three opportunities.  This notice is subject to availability of funding.

Mandela-Washington Fellowship 2022:

 MWF started in 2014 as a flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) that empowers young people through academic coursework, leadership training, and networking. The Fellowship provides 700 young leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa with the opportunity to hone their skills at a U.S. college or university with support for professional development after they have returned home.

 The grantee will facilitate:

  • Logistics and related expenses for a three-day pre-departure orientation (PDO) in Gauteng including venue selection and payment, small gift bags, overnight accommodation and meals for 45 participants, and a $250 speaker honorarium. Costs should include transport to and from the U.S. Consulate in Johannesburg for visa interviews and pre-departure COVID testing.  Approximately 70% of candidates require domestic flights and/or road travel allowances and all candidates require accommodation.
  • A $200 travel allowance per fellow to be issued prior to international travel.
  • Domestic logistics and related expenses for 45 participants upon their return to South Africa, from their arrival airport to their home cities upon program completion, including travel allowance, transportation, hotel, and meals if needed.
  • The notational program dates are March 31, 2022 to December 31, 2022. Program budget should not exceed $60,000.
  Fulbright Programs 2022-2023: 

Fulbright Foreign Student Program – South African Fulbright Students pursue PhD research, a Master’s degree, or PhD qualification at an American higher education institution. Scholarships provide funding for up to two years of study.

Fulbright Visiting Research Scholar Program – Under this program, South African scholars and academics conduct independent post-doctoral research at a U.S. academic or research institution for three to nine months.

The grantee will facilitate:

  • Domestic travel and accommodation arrangements as well as flight bookings to final U.S. destinations for up to 30 Fulbright Scholars and Students.
  • Domestic travel, accommodations, and other related expenses for participants’ regional interviews. Approximately, 30% of candidates require domestic flights and/or travel allowances.
  • Logistics related to a 2-day pre-departure orientation to be held in Gauteng, including a $250 speaker honorarium. Approximately, 70% of candidates require domestic flights and/or road travel allowances and all candidates require accommodation.
  • Domestic travel and accommodation arrangements for visa interviews at regional consulates. Approximately, 25% of candidates require domestic flights and/or travel allowances.
  • Logistics for travel to the United States including international airfare, travel allowance, transportation from home city to domestic departure city, pre-departure COVID testing, hotel, and meals in departure city, if needed.
  • The notational program dates are March 31, 2022 to January 31, 2024. Program budget should not exceed $110,000.

Community College Initiative Program 2022-2023

 This program provides scholarships to South African tertiary students to spend up to one academic year (August – May) in a non-degree program at U.S. community colleges to build technical skills through professional internships, service learning, and community engagement activities.

The grantee will facilitate:

  • Travel logistics and other related expenses for approximately 21 South African students including domestic travel related to academic testing, interviews, medical exams, and passports. Approximately, 25% of candidates require domestic flights and/or travel allowances.
  • Logistics and related expenses for a three-day pre-departure orientation (PDO) in Johannesburg including venue selection and payment, a $250 speaker honorarium, and overnight accommodation and meals for participants. Approximately, 70% of candidates require domestic flights and/or road travel allowances and all candidates require accommodation.
  • Domestic logistics and related expenses for 21 students to travel to the U.S. including travel allowance, transportation from home city to departure city, and hotel and meals in departure city if needed. (NOTE: Grantee need not account for international travel expenses.)
  • The notational project dates are February 14, 2022 to October 31, 2023 and the budget should not exceed $37,000.