Tomorrow's Leaders II Scholarship Program and Recruitment

The Office of the Middle East Partnership Initiative (NEA/PI) announces an open competition for proposals to enhance and expand educational opportunities in the Middle East and North Africa.

Education is a priority for the Administration, and President Obama has called for an increased emphasis

on building partnerships through expanding exchanges and increasing scholarship opportunities for students from this region.

With this announcement, NEA/PI seeks to expand its Tomorrow’s Leader Scholarship program, an innovative educational opportunity that offers degree-granting, university-level scholarship and internship opportunities at select institutions of learning in the Middle East and North Africa.

The current Tomorrow’s Leaders Scholarship program began in 2007 and is hosted by the American University in Cairo, Lebanese American University, and the American University of Beirut.

The applicant to this program announcement should be prepared to host the first cohort of scholarship recipients funded under this RFA beginning in the 2011/2012 academic year.

Priority areas under this RFA follow below.

Detailed guidance is attached.

Interested applicants are encouraged to read this entire RFA as well as the full guidance before submitting an application.
Related Programs

Middle East Partnership Initiative

Department of State

Agency: Office of the Middle East Partnership Initiative


Estimated Funding: $7,250,000

Who's Eligible

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Additional Information of Eligibility:
Eligible applicants for Priority Area A are institutions of higher learning that have an undergraduate program.

Applicants are based in one of the eligible countries listed in this RFA and are registered and accredited in the United States.

Applicants must be able to provide a minimum of three of the four to five years of the proposed program in the Middle East or North Africa.

Eligible institutions must have demonstrated capacity and experience to: 1) design and offer all of the essential components of the “Tomorrow’s Leaders” program, 2) the institutional capacity to place and monitor scholarship recipients in internships and study abroad programs, and 3) to administer an Exchange Visitor (J visa) Program within full government regulations as set forth in 22 CFR 6Z.

Eligible applicants for Priority Area B include any registered U. S. or foreign non-profit organization.

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