Program for Study of Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union

To sustain and strengthen American expertise on the independent states of the former Soviet Union and countries of Eastern Europe, by supporting graduate training; advanced research; public dissemination of research data, methods, and findings; contact and collaboration among Government and private specialists;
and firsthand experience of these countries by American specialists, including on site conduct of advanced training and research.

Agency - Department of State

The Department of State strives to create a more secure, democratic and prosperous world for the benefit of the American people and the international community.




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
American Councils For International Education: Actr/accels, Inc. $ 513,065   2021-09-212024-09-30
Woodrow Wilson International Center For Scholars $ 157,705   2021-09-202023-09-30
National Council For Eurasian & Eastern European Research $ 205,054   2021-09-242023-09-30
American Councils For International Education: Actr/accels, Inc. $ 398,445   2020-09-292023-09-30
Arizona State University $ 279,505   2021-09-212022-09-30
University Of Wisconsin System $ 132,802   2021-09-302022-09-30
University Of Illinois $ 225,530   2021-09-212022-09-30
Trustees Of Indiana University $ 357,642   2021-09-212022-09-30
Middle East Institute, The $ 0   2021-09-202022-09-30
Woodrow Wilson International Center For Scholars $ 157,705   2020-09-292022-09-30



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

For grants to nonprofit organizations and institutions of higher education with interest and expertise in conducting research and training programs on the independent states of the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.

These organizations act as intermediaries for the Federal funds by conducting their own national, open competitions to make awards at the graduate level and above to individual students, scholars or other institutions.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Applicants must be nonprofit organizations or institutions of higher education with an established track record in conducting research and training programs on the independent states of the former Soviet Union and countries of Eastern Europe.

These organizations must run national programs of: advanced research; graduate training; language training; public dissemination of research data, methods, and findings; contact and collaboration among Government and private specialists; and/or firsthand experience of the area by U.S.

specialists.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Graduate students, individual scholars, nonprofit organizations and institutions of higher education active in the study of the Independent States of the former Soviet Union and countries of Eastern Europe.

Credentials/Documentation

Applications must include vitae of professional staff. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. The call for applications is published on Grantsolutions.gov and Grants.gov. Applications must be prepared and submitted via one of these systems. The basic application includes a project narrative which should not exceed 20 double-spaced pages (in Times New Roman 12 pt font). It must be accompanied by a one-page executive summary, a budget, budget notes, statement of work (SoW) and vitae of professional staff. Applications must be submitted to one of the aforementioned systems by the competition deadline.

Award Procedures

A Federal Advisory Committee mandated by the legislation reviews each application and rates it according to its responsiveness to the goals and review criteria published in the Request for Grant Proposal (RfGP). To be technically eligible, an application must demonstrate: a program that is national in scope; the organization's established track record in administering a research and training program; mechanisms for sharing the cost of the program; how it intends to advertise its program to the broad constituency of scholars; how successfully an organization targets individuals most likely to make a career commitment to the study of the region; etc. The Committee makes funding recommendations to the Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research for approval.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Research and Training for Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union Act of 1983, Public Law 90-164, Title VIII, 97 Stat. 1948, as amended by Public Law 103-199.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 90 to 120 days. Approximately 90 days following the deadline, the Advisory Committee will meet in public to evaluate applications and make funding recommendations. Assuming the program's funding is in place, the Advisory Committee will forward its recommendations to the Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research who usually acts on them within two weeks. All applicants then are notified regarding their funding status.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Each competition is open and national; applicants may submit a single proposal in response to each RfGP.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. Cost sharing is encouraged. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Grant recipients have approximately three (3) years to spend their awards depending upon the appropriation legislation. Grant recipients draw down on the grant as needed by requesting funds through the Payment Management System (PMS). See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: See individual grants application package in www.grantsolutions.gov or www.grants.gov.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Grant recipients are required to provide quarterly Programmatic (narrative) reports and quarterly Federal Financial Reports (SF 425) and Financial Status Reports.

Grant recipients are required to provide quarterly Federal Financial Reports (SF 425) and Financial Status Reports.

Grant recipients are required to provide quarterly Programmatic (narrative) reports and quarterly Federal Financial Reports (SF 425) and Financial Status Reports.

Grant recipients are required to provide quarterly Programmatic (narrative) reports and quarterly Federal Financial Reports (SF 425) and Financial Status Reports.

Grant recipients are required to provide quarterly Programmatic (narrative) reports and quarterly Federal Financial Reports (SF 425) and Financial Status Reports.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in OMB Circular No. A-133.

Records

Grant recipients are required to keep standard accounting records for 3 years beyond the life of the grant.

Financial Information

Account Identification

72-1093-0-1-150.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 16 $2,000,000; FY 17 est $200,000; and FY 18 Estimate Not Available - Funding dependant on appropriation.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Avg. Approx $500000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Sidni Dechaine 2201 C Street, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20520 Email: dechaines@state.gov Phone: 202 7364562

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.


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