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Limited Submission Funding Opportunity for Texas A&M Faculty and PIs

 Department of State

Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA)

 FY 2015 EducationUSA Academy


Limited Submission Program (LSP): This funding opportunity and the Limited Submission Program (LSP) is open to all Texas A&M University faculty and principal investigators who meet the eligibility requirements. Texas A&M and The Texas A&M University System agencies jointly administer this process to select the proposal(s) that will be submitted to the sponsor in response to this solicitation.


Institutional Eligibility:  Applications may be submitted by U.S. public and private non-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 USC 501(c)(3).  Eligible applicants may not submit more than one proposal in this competition. If more than one proposal is received from the same applicant, all submissions will be declared technically ineligible and will receive no further consideration in the review process.


The proposal will be prepared and submitted by Sponsored Research Services (SRS).


Proposal Limit: 1


Summary:  The Office of Global Educational Programs of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), U.S. Department of State is seeking proposal submissions for one cooperative agreement to administer a new education initiative, the FY 2015 EducationUSA Academy, which would take place in the summers of 2016, 2017, and 2018, with the expectation that it will become self-sustaining beyond the conclusion of this award. EducationUSA Academy will support EducationUSA’s overall goal of promoting U.S. higher education abroad. The long-term goal of EducationUSA Academy is to create a new recruitment pipeline for international high school students who may not have considered undergraduate study in the United States by creating a network of summer programs at participating U.S. colleges and universities, each aimed at providing a combination of intensive English language training and college-preparatory content. Over time, it is expected that many accredited U.S. colleges and universities will apply to become part of the EducationUSA Academy network, and the program will increase and diversify international enrollment at two- and four-year institutions across the country.


The EducationUSA Academy award recipient will be responsible for building an initial network of Academy host institutions in the United States for students between the ages of 15-17 years, who are non-native English speakers and reside in other countries. The recipient will be responsible for launching an open call for applications in fall 2015 to select the initial 10-15 U.S. campuses to host an EducationUSA Academy in summer 2016, for at least 200 students, and coordinating with those campuses to refine the design of the EducationUSA Academy programs, based on established minimum requirements and best practices gleaned from the summer 2015 pilot Academy. The recipient will expand this network to an additional 10-15 campuses each summer for a total of approximately 30-45 host campuses by summer 2018. The recipient will also be responsible for monitoring the Academy host institutions for consistency of program content and quality, as well as for making recommendations on admissions processes, curricula, other program components, and general administration of the Academy during its first three years. Each host institution will be responsible for creating and managing an admissions process for its EducationUSA Academy, selecting students for its respective campus, and designing and implementing all components of the Academy, following established minimum requirements. The recipient will also be required to propose a framework for a self-governing board of representatives of participating U.S. institutions and then work to establish this board during the three-year period of performance so that by the end of this period (September 30, 2018), the board will become responsible for overseeing adherence to program rules and standards as the EducationUSA Academy network grows to include more host universities and increasing numbers of international students. (See the accompanying Project Objectives, Goals, and Implementation (POGI) for more information).




April 7, 2015

Deadline for an email of intent including the title of the internal proposal and a one to three sentence description of the project. 


Send email of intent to

April 15, 2015

Deadline to submit an internal proposal.


All proposals for the LSP must be submitted electronically using the e-proposal on-line application system.


Be prepared to upload your internal proposal. The sections will include a one-three page research plan summary, two-page bio-sketch, and preliminary budget.


The e-proposal site is password protected. Texas A&M principal investigators may use their NetID and password to access the system. If you do not have a NetID, click HERE for help to activate your NetID. You will need your UIN and your date of birth.

If you have any questions, please contact: or 979.862.2233.


April 29, 2015

Target date for the notifications to PIs of the result of the internal competition.

May 29, 2015

Sponsor deadline for the full proposal (due by 5:00 p.m. proposer’s local time).



Internal Selection Procedures:

Texas A&M has established a procedure to identify limited submission opportunities and internally select proposals for Texas A&M submissions.  Please contact us if you have any questions about the limited submission process.