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Current Programs and Grants

15th Annual American Studies Summer Institute

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv, in cooperation with the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv (IFNUL), is pleased to announce the 15th American Studies Summer Institute focusing on the history of civil rights movements in the U.S. and how it has impacted the institutionalization of human rights protections in U.S. Government. This event will take place at Franko National University in Lviv from May 26 –30, 2014. Thirty university lecturers, researchers, lawyers and journalists from throughout Ukraine are invited to apply. Participants will be selected on a competitive basis.

Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program in 2014-2015

Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA) is a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, and implemented by IREX, a Washington, DC-based nonprofit organization. The Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA) provides international teachers with unique opportunities to develop expertise in their subject areas, enhance their teaching skills and increase their knowledge about the United States.

TEA consists of a six‐week non‐degree, non‐credit customized academic program including seminars on new teaching methodologies, curriculum development, lesson planning, and instructional technology. Participants will also participate in a practicum in a U.S. secondary school near the host university to work closely with U.S. teachers and teach and present to U.S. students. Cultural enrichment, mentoring, and support will be provided throughout the program.

The international participants will travel to the United States in two cohorts of 88‐90 teachers each in spring or fall 2014-2015.

Upon returning home, TEA program alumni are eligible to apply for small grants for essential teaching materials, follow‐on training for other teachers, collaborative projects between schools in their home country and the United States, and other activities that build on their U.S. experience.

Eligibility requirements: Ukrainian current secondary‐level, full‐time teachers with five or more years of classroom experience in disciplines including: English or English as a Foreign Language (EFL), Social Studies, Math, Science; proficient in written and spoken English with a paper‐based TOEFL score of 450 or higher .TOEFL test and the TEA fellowship is covered by the TEA program.The application deadline is April 10, 2014.

2014 Democracy Small Grants Program General Competition

The U.S. Embassy invites Ukrainian non-profit and non-governmental organizations to submit project proposals to the Democracy Small Grants Program. There is no fixed application deadline – this is an open-ended competition.

2014 Media Development Fund General Competition

The U.S. Embassy invites independent media outlets – including print, radio, TV, or electronic media to submit project proposals to the Media Development Fund. There is no fixed deadline – this is an open-ended competition.