Creating a Palestinian University Research Hub

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Creating a Palestinian University Research Hub: The Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs Office of Assistance Coordination (NEA/AC) seeks proposals that will strengthen partnerships among Palestinian universities in the West Bank to reinforce research and critical thinking as core competencies within Palestinian universities and drive innovation and private sector partnerships within the Palestinian economy. In October 2016, the first-ever U.S.-Palestinian Higher Education Dialogue was held in Washington, D.C., bringing together private sector stakeholders, academic professionals, university officials, and diplomats to discuss the need for new university partnerships, private sector engagement, building research capacity, accreditation and quality control, and encouraging development of critical thinking and employment skills as tools for Palestinian universities to produce first-rate graduates. The U.S.-Palestinian Higher Education Dialogue highlighted the limited research capacity within Palestinian universities in the West Bank to drive projects which encourage innovation and new approaches to problems as ways to facilitate private sector involvement and economic growth. The Dialogue highlighted the need to strengthen joint mechanisms with which educators and students can pool research ideas, share knowledge and expertise, publicize research conducted by Palestinian academics, and conduct collective training and workshops.
Federal Grant Title: Creating a Palestinian University Research Hub
Federal Agency Name: Assistance Coordination (DOS-NEA-AC)
Grant Categories: Education
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: NEAAC-ACMEPI-17-006
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 19.500
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: July 5th, 2017
Original Application Deadline: July 5th, 2017
Posted Date: May 5th, 2017
Creation Date: May 5th, 2017
Archive Date: August 4th, 2017
Total Program Funding: $1,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $1,000,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $1,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: May 5th, 2017
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education - Nonprofits having a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education - Nonprofits that do not have a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education - Private institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility
Eligible applications include U.S. or Palestinian public or private institutions of higher education that have prior experience and expertise with establishing research centers. Additional experience and expertise with research related to private sector partnerships, economics, and entrepreneurship is preferred. International non-governmental organizations with principal bases of operations outside the Middle East and North Africa are also encouraged to apply, but the percentage of total budget actually spent in the region through local partners will be among the elements of evaluation for this competition.
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