The University Support Grants Program 2021/22

Kosovo United States Alumni (KUSA) announces an open competition for the U.S. Embassy University Support Grants Program. KUSA will award a series of small grants to support higher education institutions to better address social and economic development challenges through research, development, and extension services. Follow the instructions below when writing your project proposal.

The University Support Grants Program 21/22 will be dedicated to projects that focus on the following objectives:

Objective 1: Improve resources at HEIs and support teaching and research in STEM.

KUSA intends to cooperate with HEIs in increasing access to STEM for all students in public and private universities and prepare the next generation for careers in STEM-related fields. 

Objective 2: Strengthen Kosovo Accreditation Agency (KAA) to regain its membership in ENQA.

To achieve this objective, KUSA will work closely with the Kosovo Accreditation Agency to support projects that address ENQA’s recommendations while also strengthening HEIs. 

Objective 3: Develop study programs lined with labor market needs. 

KUSA will cooperate with HEIs in Kosovo aiming to foster cooperation among Kosovo HEIs and labor market, with a special emphasis on curriculum design, identification of specific challenges that are faced by the HEI on designing curricula based on the labor market needs, and drawing particular recommendations to improve the current situation.

Deadline for submission of application
30 July 2021
Eligibility requirements:
  • Be an active player in the higher education field in Kosovo; 
  • Apply with a project that is related to the program’s objectives;
  • Proposals tackling the second objective (Strengthen Kosovo Accreditation Agency (KAA) to regain its membership in ENQA) are limited to NGOs whose focus is on higher education.
Projects that are not eligible for consideration are the following:
  • Organizations with affiliation to elected officials, political parties, or religious groups;
  • Humanitarian or charitable activities, including direct social services to populations;
  • Fundraising campaigns;
  • Career development;
  • Political or partisan activities;
  • Scientific research;
  • Individual trips abroad;
  • Trade activities;
  • Health projects.
How to apply?

All applications must be submitted by email on or before July 30, 2021, at info@kusalumni.org with the subject line "USGP21/22 "Project Title" - Name of University/Organization". Applications submitted after that time will be ineligible for consideration. There will be no exceptions to this application deadline.

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