Notice of Funding Opportunity: Academy for Women Entrepreneurs

The U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Brazil announces a notification of funding opportunity (NOFO) to support the implementation of State Department´s Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE), a program to teach women around the world to become successful entrepreneurs. Should funds become available, one award is anticipated as a result of this NOFO, and the preliminary start date for the AWE in Brazil would be the beginning of November 2020. However, should both parties consider the results of this program to be positive – and, again, subject to availability of funds – we may agree to renew this NOFO for up to three additional years.

We are seeking for proposals for the implementation of a four-month online program for 90 women entrepreneurs in Brazil – 30 in the Federal District, as well as 30 each in the cities of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. State Department´s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs will provide the majority of the program content, as well as training for the AWE facilitators and implementers, and the implementing organization will be responsible for customizing the program components and developing enrichment activities to fit the practical realities of the Brazil.

The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil reserve the right to fund any or none of the applications submitted and will determine the resulting level of funding for the award. The authority for this NOFO is found in the Fulbright Hays Act, as amended.

Eligible organizations interested in submitting an application are encouraged to read this NOFO thoroughly to understand the type of project sought and the application submission requirements and evaluation process.

For further information, please contact:

Brazil Grants Committee
U.S. Mission in Brazil