#FundingFriday: Closing Dates for Grants Supporting Journalists, Women’s Entrepreneurship, Food Security and More

The following grant opportunities will see their application windows close in early and mid-February. These grants support a wide range of government initiatives in the areas of foreign policy, business, science and education, and the arts.

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Close Date: Feb 09, 2018

Agency: Department of State, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs

Opportunity: Journalist Reporting Tours in Northeast Asia 2018

Purpose: The purpose of these tours is for the journalists to gather information to better inform their audiences about the U.S. and its partners’ foreign policy toward the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the nature of the threat posed by DPRK nuclearization to global security.


Close Date: Feb 12, 2018

Agency: Small Business Administration

Opportunity: Women’s Business Center – Initial Phase Grant

Purpose: The mission of the WBC Program is to act as the catalyst for providing in-depth, substantive, outcome-oriented business services to women entrepreneurs, both nascent and established businesses, a representative number of which are socially and economically disadvantaged.


Close Date: Feb 12, 2018

Agency: Agency for International Development

Opportunity: The Farmer-to-Farmer Program

Purpose: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)’s Bureau for Food Security (BFS) under the management of the Office of Country Strategy and Implementation (CSI) is continuing USAID’s long-term support for the Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) Program. This NFO is issued to solicit applications to manage F2F volunteer programs under Leader with Associate Cooperative Agreements (LWAs). The LWAs resulting from this NFO will enable USAID to continue its support for US voluntary assistance for economic growth in the agricultural sector at regional and country levels.


Close Date: Feb 13, 2018

Agency: National Science Foundation

Opportunity: International Research Experiences for Students

Purpose: The International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) program supports international research and research-related activities for U.S. science and engineering students. The IRES program contributes to development of a diverse, globally-engaged workforce with world-class skills. IRES focuses on active research participation by undergraduate or graduate students in high quality international research, education and professional development experiences in NSF-funded research areas. The overarching, long-term goal of the IRES program is to enhance U.S. leadership in research and education and to strengthen economic competitiveness through training the next generation of research leaders.


Close Date: Feb 15, 2018

Agency: National Endowment for the Arts

Opportunity: NEA Art Works I, FY2019

Purpose: The Art Works program aims to support artistically excellent projects that celebrate our creativity and cultural heritage, invite mutual respect for differing beliefs and values, and enrich humanity