**The 2018 deadline for this opportunity has passed or the internal application slot has been granted. Updated information will be posted when the next funding cycle opens.**


Dept of State Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute Solicitation

Program Summary 

Applicants may submit proposals to provide a four-week U.S.-based institute in the summer of 2019. The Institute will engage 45 teenagers (ages 15-18) from Europe and 10 teenagers from the United States. U.S. Embassies throughout Europe will recruit and select the foreign participants, and the U.S. award recipient will recruit and 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 participants’ home communities will complete the program.

The goals of the Institute are to: 1) Develop a sense of civic responsibility and a commitment to cooperation among youth; 2) Foster relationships among youth from different ethnic, religious, and national groups; 3) Promote mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of Europe; and 4) Develop a cadre of young leaders who will share their knowledge and skills with their peers through positive action.


Internal Competition Deadline: 11:59pm MST May 1, 2018

Sponsor Application Deadline: 10:00pm MST May 31, 2018

The internal competition deadline has passed without interest; email ltdsubs@colorado.edu if interested.

Internal Application Requirements (all in PDF format)

  • Up to 2-page project summary
  • Up to 2-page curriculum vitae
  • Up to 1-page budget overview: a basic budget outlining project costs is sufficient; detailed OCG budgets are not required.

To access the online application, visit: https://colorado.secure-platform.com/a/solicitations/home/4188


Organizations with less than four years of experience in conducting international exchanges are ineligible to apply.

Limited Submission Guidelines

Applicants may submit only one proposal under this competition.

Award Information and Duration

Award Amount: $750,000

Number of Awards: 1

Project Period: 3 years