Each year, Partners funds approximately 75 travel exchange grants to chartered Partners chapters for qualified adult professionals to visit their counterpart Partners chapter. To qualify for the participation in the Education and Culture Program, your Partners chapter must be up to date with its annual membership dues.
In accordance with US Department of State priority areas, Partners will prioritize funding Travel Grants with activities that:
- increase English language learning;
- increase and strengthen university partnerships; and
- engage youth, and promote economic empowerment and social inclusion.
Funds are available for activities outside these priority areas, but in limited quantities. Staff will work with you to review the goals of your project and how they fit within the priorities.
Types of Travel Grants
There are two types of Travel Grants offered through the Education and Culture Program:
- Exchange trips between counterpart Chapters
Both Sending and Host Chapters work together with traveler to identify the goals and objectives of the trip. The trip must consist of a minimum of 10 days of professional activities focused on the aforementioned priority areas.
- Teacher-in-Residence Grants for English Teachers
Sending and Host Chapters must coordinate with a Bi-National Centers in Latin America. The trip must have a minimum duration of one-month of English teaching activities at the Bi-National Center. Please review the Teacher-In-Residence Travel Grant Guidelines for more information.
Travel Grants and Teacher in Residence Grants are reviewed on a first come, first served basis. Complete instructions and the online application form are now available in the following languages:
- English: Application available here
- Spanish: Application available here
- Portuguese: Application available here
The Education and Culture Program is funded by the US Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and implemented by Partners of the Americas.
For more information about this program contact: