Request for Proposal for Producing Case Studies for the Stevens Initiative
Contact: Haili Lewis
RFP Issue Date: July 2, 2019
Proposal Deadline: July 19, 2019
Project Deadline: October 15, 2019
The Stevens Initiative is an international effort to build global competence for young people in the United States and the Middle East and North Africa by growing and enhancing the field of virtual exchange: online, international, and collaborative learning. The Initiative was created as a lasting tribute to the legacy of Ambassador Chris Stevens. The Initiative advocates for virtual exchange as a means to build global competency skills, including the capacity to work with people from other backgrounds, digital literacy, problem-solving, and language skills. These skills will prepare young people to participate in the global economy. The Initiative aims to increase empathy for people from other backgrounds; to improve engagement; and to reduce conflict for future generations. Virtual exchange can significantly increase these skills and enable attitude shifts in a manner that is cost-effective, scalable, and uniquely capable of reaching populations that are not otherwise reached by in-person exchange programs.
The Initiative is housed at the Aspen Institute and is a collaboration between the family of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, the U.S. Department of State, the Bezos Family Foundation, the governments of the United Arab Emirates and Morocco, among other public and private partners.
More information about the Stevens Initiative can be found here: www.stevensinitiative.org
Project Goals and Deliverables
This publication is primarily intended to inform practitioners or educators interested in getting involved in the virtual exchange field to help them join a program or design their own program.
These case studies will be shared publicly with the Initiative’s stakeholders, including funders, awardees, partners in the public and private sectors, teachers, students and their communities, as well as practitioners in the fields of education, technology, and international relations.
Budget and Timeline
The Stevens Initiative estimates that this project will take 50-60 hours. The proposal should include a detailed timeline, listing the amount of time that will be needed for each component of the project, including calls with Stevens Initiative team and the organizations and individuals that are the subjects of the publication, research and data collection, writing, editing, and any other components. Please provide an estimated budget within the proposal, including breaking out the costs separately for the items listed in “Project Deliverables.” The budget should include all costs, including the hourly rate.
Please submit your proposals to [email protected] Please include an overview of your services, examples of prior work on similar projects, and your CV/resume.
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