Dept of State Public Diplomacy, University Partnerships Initiative with Senegal

Sponsor Deadline: 

Jul 26, 2021

Internal Deadline: 

Jul 2, 2021


Dept of State US Embassy Dakar

UI Contact: 

Dept of State Public Diplomacy, University Partnerships Initiative with Senegal
Embassy webpage

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Program Description  -  The Public Affairs Section of U.S. Embassy Dakar is seeking proposals to carry out a program focused on strengthening existing ties and fostering new collaborations between U.S. and African universities. Project activities must take place in Senegal or Guinea Bissau and the United States and be directed primarily at Senegalese and Bissau Guinean audiences/participants.  Proposals should address how relationships between institutions will be sustained after U.S. government funded efforts are concluded.  

Focus areas:  

  • - Promote partnerships with U.S. higher education institutions 
  • - Establish Senegalese or Bissau Guinean student and faculty exchanges, including in-person and virtual exchange opportunities  
  • - Facilitate joint research, especially in agriculture, food security, and STEM  
  • - Provide training and transfer skills in all aspects of university education through subject matter exchange programs 
  • - Explore public-private partnerships, with an emphasis on commercialization, technology transfer, and job creation.