Strengthening University eLearning Capacity

The summary for the Strengthening University eLearning Capacity grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the U.S. Mission to Cameroon, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Strengthening University eLearning Capacity: The U.S. Embassy in Cameroon announces an open competition for project proposals to strengthen the capacity of university faculty for using e-learning platforms. The program will equip university administration and/or faculty with the knowledge and tools to build and/or teach from modern e-learning platforms for distance education. This capability will make universities more resilient when circumstances interfere with in-person learning and will expand opportunities for partnership with American higher education institutions. Please carefully follow all instructions below. Program Objectives: ● Help Cameroonian universities identify barriers to e-learning (including but not limited to: buy-in of administration and staff, skill level of faculty, and technology and infrastructure gaps) and identify ways to resolve or overcome these barriers; ● Improve Cameroonian university officials’ understanding of distance learning tools and best practices and assist them to adopt remote teaching; ● Assist Cameroonian universities in developing and implementing context-appropriate strategies for deployment of e-learning, supporting both faculty and students, and monitoring and adapting as needed to ensure quality of learning. Projects may target specific universities or benefit faculty and/or administrations from multiple universities. Because different universities are at different stages with e-learning platforms, projects should be based on existing needs-analysis data or include activities to conduct a needs analysis of the target audience. Projects may target one or more of the following areas: development of institutional e-learning strategies, creation of new e-learning platforms or implementation of commercially available or free e-learning platforms, faculty skills in using e-learning platforms for teaching, or the various factors related to student use of such platforms, e.g. cost-prohibitive and unreliable internet. However, if a project targets only one or two factors, it should discuss the impact that other factors may have on the success and sustainability of project activities. For example, if a project focuses only on training professors how to use e-learning technology, it should explain how other potential barriers (such as administration buy-in) will be addressed or explain how such barriers have already been overcome. Projects must include one or more of the following: ● Collaboration between a Cameroonian and an American university ● An American expert as a member of the project team or as a speaker or consultant for the project activities ● Use of best practices for distance learning as developed by an American university or expert ● Use of distance learning technology developed in the United States. The execution of projects must respect all physical distancing and other COVID-19 preventive measures. These include maintaining 2-meters of separation between people, wearing masks, limiting large gatherings, etc. Proposals should use virtual tools whenever possible to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission and should include associated costs (e.g. data bundles for virtual workshop participants). The following types of activities are not eligible for funding: ● Scholarships for study in the United States or to fund conference attendance or study tours to the United States ● Activities that are inherently political in nature or that contain the appearance of partisanship ● Construction activities ● Programs that support specific religious activities ● Fund-raising campaigns ● Cash prizes for participants
Federal Grant Title: Strengthening University eLearning Capacity
Federal Agency Name: U.S. Mission to Cameroon (DOS-CMR)
Grant Categories: Education, Humanities (see "Cultural Affairs" in CFDA)
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: PAS-CMR-FY20-08
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 19.040
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: August 20th, 2020
Original Application Deadline: August 20th, 2020
Posted Date: July 19th, 2020
Creation Date: July 19th, 2020
Archive Date: September 19th, 2020
Total Program Funding:
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $50,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $15,000
Expected Number of Awards: 3
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: July 19th, 2020
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 - Individuals
Additional Information on Eligibility
PAS encourages applications from the United States and Cameroon: ● Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks, community associations, and civil society/non-governmental organizations with programming experience ● Individuals ● Non-profit media organizations ● Non-profit or governmental educational institutions For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply.
Grant Announcement Contact
Leanne Cannon
Public Affairs Officer
Phone 237-222201500
PAS Grants mail box
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