U.S. University-American University of Afghanistan Partnership

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U.S. University-American University of Afghanistan Partnership: The U.S. University Partnership project will implement a two-year action plan focused on the AUAF business school. The action plan is to serve as a foundation for a broader strategic plan that is intended to lead to AUAF accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The project serves two aims that support the continued growth of AUAF: 1) Development and implementation of an action plan to build AUAF business school and research structure. Through mentoring plus virtual and in-person sessions the grantee will assist the business school faculty to: improve curricula, materials, technology and teaching methods related to business and research. The grantee will co-teach virtual classes and, ideally, conduct one in-person course per year in Kabul as the security situation allows; and conduct collaborative research and publish papers co-authored with AUAF faculty or students. The project will develop an Executive-in-Residence program as the security situation allows. 2) Advise AUAF in the development of longer-term strategic plans pertaining to promoting the academic quality and research capacity of AUAF in general and of the business school in particular. The partner will support the professional development of non-business faculty in teaching and research methods through transfer of knowledge gained in the business school project. In addition, the partner will advise on: steps needed for AACSB accreditation; the recruitment of target students and faculty; technical needs; the development of an on-line research journal; and, paths for research-related fund raising. PAS intends to issue an award for a period of up to 24 months.
Federal Grant Title: U.S. University-American University of Afghanistan Partnership
Federal Agency Name: US Mission to Afghanistan (DOS-AFG)
Grant Categories: Other
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: SCAKAB-17-AW-010-SCA-06022017
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 19.501
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: July 17th, 2017
Original Application Deadline: July 17th, 2017
Posted Date: June 2nd, 2017
Creation Date: June 2nd, 2017
Archive Date: August 16th, 2017
Total Program Funding: $800,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $800,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $600,000
Expected Number of Awards: 10
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: June 2nd, 2017
Category Explanation
Public Diplomacy
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Accredited U.S. public and private universities with experience working with universities in the Middle East, South and Central Asia are eligible for this funding opportunity. U.S. universities are considered those offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Experience may include, but is not limited to, current and recently completed projects, university collaborations, and/or a physical presence in the region. Please refer to Section D for funding restrictions. Organizations may sub-award/contract with other entities, but only one entity can be the prime recipient of the award. When sub-awarding/contracting with other entities, the responsibilities of each entity must be clearly defined in the proposal.
Grant Announcement Contact
Debra Tracey, Grants Manager, Public Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy, Kabul, Afghanistan
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