Opportunities and Exchanges

Supporting Small- and Medium- Enterprises’ Access to Finance in Tunisia
The U.S Embassy is seeking proposals from eligible applicants to implement a program aiming to improve access to finance for small-, and medium-enterprises (SMEs). This project will address the supply-side challenges of Tunisia’s SME ecosystem to work with non-traditional lenders and investors and/or small regional banks to spur SME lending through new financial products and services. For more details please see below link https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=306053

Promoting the eSports Industry in the MENA Region
U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, Office of Assistance Coordination (NEA/AC) seeks  projects to promote and form partnerships between the U.S. private sector and local gaming and eSports industry practitioners, businesses, backers, local and regional governments, and teams for increased collaboration in an emerging media market in the MENA and to improve the potential of the nascent eSports industry by increasing business and investments in the eSports industry and by leveraging the United States’ status as a leader in the eSports industry.
All applications must be submitted in English. Applicants may submit only one (1) application to nea-grants@state.govApplication deadline: 1 August 2018.

The Fulbright Specialist Program 
Fulbright Specialist Program offers non-U.S. institutions the opportunity to host American academics or professionals to build expertise in a specific area.  The program strengthens linkages ties between the host institution and the Fulbright Specialist’s home institution in the United States.  Prospective host institutions must submit, no later than August 31, 2018.

Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA)
The U.S. Embassy in Tunisia is pleased to announce the availability of Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) scholarships for young educators to teach Arabic and study in the United States in academic year 2019-2020. Application deadline is September 1, 2018.

U.S.-Tunisia Student Media University Linkage Grant Project: Building a Free and Responsible Press for the Future of Democracy
The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Tunis, Tunisia announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a U.S.-Tunisia Student Media University Linkage Grant Project.  This project will connect American university students and professors running a student media outlet to Tunisian students and professors in a student media outlet and/or a journalism department at a Tunisian university for extended and constructive engagement.   For full details, see  https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=307194.  Application deadline is September 2, 2018

The Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program
The Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program brings accomplished Tunisian scholars to the United States to conduct advanced research, lecture, or pursue combined lecturing and research at a U.S. university for a period of up to one academic year. Application deadline is December 1, 2018.

Notice of Funding Opportunity
The Public Affairs Office (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy in Tunisia offers limited funding opportunities for small programs, projects and activities that advance the Section’s established mission and goals.  Click here for more information.