ECA Individual Grants
To provide individual assistance awards by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) to experts and other influential or distinguished persons in the United States, including U.S. academics and professionals, athletes and coaches and creative and performing artists, with funds appropriated to and authorized by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. These individual grants support interchanges between the United States and other countries that address issues of mutual interest consistent with the Fulbright-Hays Act. As authorized by the Fulbright-Hays Act, ECA seeks to ?increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries by means of educational and cultural exchange; to strengthen the ties which unite us with other nations by demonstrating the educational and cultural interests, developments, and achievements of the people of the United States and other nations, and the contributions being made toward a peaceful and more fruitful life for people throughout the world; to promote international cooperation for educational and cultural advancement; and thus to assist in the development of friendly, sympathetic, and peaceful relations between the United States the other countries of the world.?
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Fiscal Year 2016
No Current Data Available. No Current Data AvailableFiscal Year 2017
No Current Data Available.Fiscal Year 2018
No Current Data Available.Fiscal Year 2019
No Current Data Available.Fiscal Year 2020
No Current Data Available.
Fulbright-Hays Act, Public Law, as amended., Public Law 87-256, 22 U.S.C. 2451
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Individuals in fields of specialized knowledge or skill, and other influential or distinguished persons.
Beneficiaries include selected participants and the people of participating countries.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Program announcements and application procedures may vary widely depending on the program.
Specific processes vary from program to program activities. However, the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs uses the Department's Form DS-1909 (Federal Assistance Award) to award individual grants to successful applicants. All awards are signed by a warranted Grants Officer and administered through the U.S. Department of State's SAMS Domestic. The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs DOES NOT accept unsolicited grant proposals for individual grant awards. Grant awards are made based on specific needs of the program office.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
How are proposals selected?
How may assistance be used?
Individual awards made by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs may support any activities authorized by the Fulbright-Hays Act for which funding has been appropriated by Congress through the annual Educational and Cultural Exchange Programs appropriation administered by the Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The activities are designed to promote U.S. interests in designated countries around the world by developing mutual understanding of key issues and promoting long-lasting ties between the United States and other countries. Awards are made to individuals and supported by funds appropriated to and approved by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Copies of obligating documents are maintained in the Budget Office of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in the Executive Office Suite (EOS) database. Grant records, including closeout data, are maintained in the Grants Office of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in SAMS Domestic.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Not applicable. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Lump.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Executive Office, Grants Division, SA-5, Room 04-BB08, Washington, District of Columbia 20037
Washington, DC 20037 US
(Project Grants (including individual awards)) FY 18$823.00; FY 19 est $823.00; FY 20 est $823.00; FY 17$3,986.00; FY 16$97,564.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Guidelines for programs will vary with individual activities.
Examples of Funded Projects