Faculty Exchange Program


The Faculty Exchange Program assists developing countries to improve their university agricultural education, research and extension programs by providing a one semester training program at U.S. Land Grant Agricultural Universities.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Foreign Agricultural Service, Department of Agriculture
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants; C - Direct Payments For Specified Use
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Act of 1977, as amended, Title XIV, Part I, Section 1458, Public Law 95-113, 7 U.S.C. 3291, Statute 91,1015
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
The Faculty Exchange Program solicits proposals from public universities and state cooperative institutions in the United States.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Technical assistance and training provided through these agreements benefit foreign universities and related agricultural institutions in their countries.
Not applicable.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Notices of Funding Opportunity will be distributed through the USDA/NIFA Center for International Programs and on the USDA ezFedGrants portal at https://grants.fms.usda.gov
Award Procedure
All proposals are evaluated by technical specialists on an ongoing basis, which rate the qualifications of applicants and merits of the proposals.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 30 to 60 days.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
The Notice of Funding Opportunity will describe the specific selection criteria and weighting. While this program does not fund unsolicited proposal, interested parties are welcome to submit statements of capability and expressions of interest.
How may assistance be used?
No funding is available for unsolicited proposals. Faculty Exchange Program funds are used to provide participant training at Land Grant Universities in the U.S.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Recipients must maintain all program and financial records for a period of 3 years after their final reports are accepted.
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
In general, agreements will be 18-24 months in duration. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Quarterly.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Nicola Sakhleh
1400 Independence Ave. SW
Washington, DC 202501031 USA
Phone: 202-720-4228
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Direct Payments for Specified Use) FY 18$686,129.00; FY 19 est $494,684.00; FY 20 est $500,000.00; FY 17$714,881.00; FY 16$714,881.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Approximately $30000 - $45000 per participant.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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