The US-Russia University Partnership Program (UPP) is a new initiative implemented by Eurasia Foundation and National Training Foundation that connects higher education institutions in Russia and the United States with one another and supports the launch of new bilateral partnerships.
Stage 1: Contact Project funding
The Contact stage awards higher education institutions up to $2,500 per partnership to facilitate the collaborative development of Linkage project funding proposals. Contact project funding covers expenses for the establishment of communication channels, conduct of preliminary research or other information-gathering, and organization of meeting(s) between partner institutions. Please note that the only expected output of Contact project funding is a carefully developed Linkage project funding proposal.