U.S.-Afghan University Partnership with Herat University, Department of Agriculture

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U.S.-Afghan University Partnership with Herat University, Department of Agriculture: The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan is pleased to announce an open competition for assistance awards through this Request for Grant Proposals (RFGP). PAS Kabul invites all eligible organizations to submit a proposal for a cooperative agreement to establish a university partnership between a college or university in the United States and Herat University, Herat, Afghanistan in the field of agriculture. Herat University is the premiere higher education institute in western Afghanistan, and is ranked number 7 nationwide. In 2012, Herat University had 10,429 students and 334 faculty members. The Department of Agriculture is the largest of 14 schools (faculties) at Herat University, with 801 students, 150 of whom are women. The Herat University Department of Agriculture's overarching objective is to develop technical experts in the fields of agronomy, animal husbandry, horticulture, plant protection and agricultural extension. The Herat University Chancellor, recognizing the role that agriculture plays in Afghanistan's economy and with an eye to the future, has identified the agriculture faculty as a priority for further development so that its graduates can better plan and manage Afghanistan's agricultural resources and economy. Creating joint research and training opportunities are some of the Agriculture Faculty Dean's core objectives.
Federal Grant Title: U.S.-Afghan University Partnership with Herat University, Department of Agriculture
Federal Agency Name: US Mission to Afghanistan
Grant Categories: Education
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: SCAKAB-13-CA-028-SCA-06202013
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 19.501
CFDA Descriptions: Public Diplomacy Programs for Afghanistan and Pakistan
Current Application Deadline: Jul 21, 2013
Original Application Deadline: Jul 21, 2013
Posted Date: Jun 20, 2013
Creation Date: Jun 20, 2013
Archive Date: Aug 20, 2013
Total Program Funding: $750,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $750,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $500,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education - Private institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility
Eligibility is open to all accredited U.S. community colleges, colleges, and universities with direct experience in agriculture, a demonstrated knowledge of the Afghan context, and the ability to implement stated activities. Accredited U.S. two- and four-year colleges and universities meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 USC 501(c)(3) may submit proposals.
Grant Announcement Contact
Pedro Palugyai, Grants Manager, Public Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy, Kabul, Afghanistan

Inquiries & Submissions [KabulPDProposals@state.gov]
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