The Office of Citizen Exchanges, Youth Programs Division, of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) announces an open competition for one summer Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Institute for youth. Public and private non-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 USC 501(c)(3), including accredited, post-secondary U.S. educational institutions, may submit proposals to provide a three- to four-week U.S.-based institute in the summer of 2016. The Institute will engage 55 teenagers (ages 16-18) from Europe and the United States. U.S. Embassies throughout Europe will select the foreign participants, and the U.S. award recipient will select the American participants. The Institute will focus on transatlantic relations, leadership development, critical thinking, diplomacy, community activism, and the media as ways that young adults can unite around their common goals. Support for individual or small group follow-on projects in the home communities of the exchange alumni will complete the program. It is the Bureau's intent to award one cooperative agreement for one base year plus two non-competitive continuations for an estimated total of $750,000.