**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.**

 

U.S. – Iraqi Think Tank Linkage Program for Iraqi Academics and Commentators Solicitation

Program Summary

The Public Affairs (PA) Section seeks to connect an influential group of Iraqi think tank representatives with their counterparts in the United States. This program would send ten (10) academics and Iraqi media commentators, selected by Embassy PA staff, to the United States for a ten (10) day exchange program to meet with representatives of American think tanks, U.S. government representatives, and international and media organizations. Topics to be covered include the role of think tanks and policy research institutions in U.S. society, the collaboration of think tanks with educational institutions, NGOs, and government branches, U.S.-Iraq bilateral relations in the post-ISIS era, the continued International Coalition role in Iraq post-ISIS, investment opportunities in Iraq for American companies, Iraqi Prime Minister Abadi’s anti-corruption and national reconciliation efforts, and relations between the Iraqi federal government in Baghdad and the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government.

Deadlines

CU Internal Expression of Interest Deadline: N/A; email ltdsubs@colorado.edu if interested

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline: March 31, 2018

Eligibility

Eligibility for this award is not restricted.

Limited Submission Guidelines

Eligible applicants may not submit more than one proposal in this competition.

Award Information and Duration

The Embassy expects to award one grant up to $100,000.

Anticipated project completion date is September 1, 2018.