Eurasia Foundation invites accredited higher education institutions from Russia and the United States to submit joint proposals for creating new bilateral partnerships as part of the US-Russia University Partnership Program (UPP). The funding competition offers “linkage” funding of up to $41,000 for the implementation of new partnership projects in any academic field. Proposals must include at least one Russian and one US institution. All application materials for Linkage funding are due on May 18th, 2015. In order to access the application materials, higher education institutions must first register with the UPP database (http://usrussiaupp.org/en/disclaimer). For more information about funding opportunities and eligibility requirements, please visit the UPP website at www.usrussiaupp.org or contact UPP staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.