Funding Opportunity Title: Diverse Perspectives Student Journalists Reporting Tour
Announcement Type: Cooperative Agreement
Funding Opportunity Number: DOS-LONDON-PD-2021-CA3008
CFDA Number: 19.040
Closing Date: June 15, 2021 at 17:00 EDT (Eastern Daylight Time)
The objective of this program is to expose a diverse group of student/trainee journalists to American issues and themes including climate change, post-COVID economic recovery, disinformation, U.S. journalism and press freedom, diversity in the United States, and American governmental systems.
We seek a reporting tour that explores the policy priorities of the Biden Administration and provides participants with practical journalism skills. The reporting tour will shape participants’ understanding of American foreign policy, America’s role in the world, and contemporary issues in the United States.
This program will take place over British university holidays in April 2022. The successful applying organization will be responsible for developing promotional and application materials and handling all program logistics, including collection of candidates’ applications, international and domestic travel, lodgings, and ground transportation costs, as well as a full agenda of engagements with relevant U.S. organizations. Participants should travel to cities representing the geographic and cultural diversity of the United States. Cities may include Washington, DC; New York City, New York; Atlanta, Georgia; and/or other suitable locations. Participants would meet with federal, state, and local officials, government agencies, civil society groups, and U.S.-based journalists.
If participants will require visas, the budget should allow for any associated fees as well as the mandatory $180 Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) fee per participant, if applicable. Potential grantees should already be registered, or be prepared to register, as a Designated Sponsor Organization in order to facilitate a U.S. government-funded exchange program, if applicable. For more information on this process, please see https://j1visa.state.gov/sponsors/
Please plan for dietary restrictions, such as awareness of halal or vegetarian requirements, and for reasonable accommodation for participants with disabilities.
How To Apply & Deadline
Instructions on how to apply are at www.Grants.gov
Applications must be received no later than 17:00 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on June 01, 2021.