English Language Grants Competition

Description : The English Language Grants Competition is a high-profile public diplomacy initiative that provides applying organizations, as well as government agencies, NGOs, private language schools, and universities, an opportunity to demonstrate the United States support and commitment to improve education and English teaching worldwide.

The main purpose of this call for proposals is to encourage applying organizations to help develop English teaching capacity throughout Moldova by funding programs that will promote English teaching all over Moldova and to implement different teaching methods and techniques in their classes, thus improving the quality of English teaching. 

 Objectives : Grants must support initiatives such as: improving the quality of English language teaching and learning in the country (including Transnistria and Gagauzia); identifying key factors that promote innovative teaching methods; encouraging educators to promote and exchange ideas that increase the quality of English teaching; training new generations of English language teachers and teachers of other fields, who teach in English and encouraging them to remain dedicated educators; developing initiatives that will encourage new and soon to be graduating English teachers to continue to stay and teach in Moldova, and generating projects that help teachers and students to become community leaders.

Applicants are encouraged to develop partnerships with relevant stakeholders including the public and/or private sector as well as local organizations, where applicable. All proposals must include an evidence-based description of (i) the problem the applicant seeks to address, (ii) the implementation context, including any relevant details on the socio-political environment and the target beneficiaries of the project, and (iii) the project’s theory of change, i.e., the means by which the proposed project will contribute to one of the program objectives.

Strong proposals will also define how their programs are “innovative,” which could include one or more of the following elements:

  • Presents a new model or a creative way of scaling and building upon successful approaches;
  • Capitalizes on an emerging opportunity or responds to an emerging challenge;
  • Organizes actors or activities in a novel way so as to increase efficiency or effectiveness;
  • Introduces a new method or technology that can be replicated, scaled, and sustained.

In identifying the specific target populations, proposals must demonstrate a commitment towards the support and inclusion of marginalized communities (including disability status, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, whether they live in a rural or urban setting, etc.) 

Eligibility Information 

Eligibility is limited to not-for-profit organizations (NGOs), government agencies, private language schools, and universities officially registered in the Republic of Moldova. 

Direct funding for U.S. and third-country institutions is not available under this funding opportunity.  Organizations without Moldovan registration can apply only as partners through an eligible organization. 

Federal Award Information

Funding Instrument Type: Grants

Funding per grant: $1,500-$20,000

Through the announced competition the U.S. Embassy anticipates funding up 1-6 projects totaling up to $20,000.

Deadline for submission of proposals: 11:59 PM, Moldova Time, May 16, 2017

Contact information: Moldovagrants@state.gov

For complete information, instructions and application forms go to: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=FY17-09%20