U.S. Consulate General Osaka-Kobe PAS Annual Program Statement

Funding Agency:
Department of State

The U.S. Consulate Osaka-Kobe Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program. This is an Annual Program Statement, outlining our funding priorities, the strategic themes we focus on, and the procedures for submitting requests for funding. This notice is subject to availability of funding. 

Purpose of Small Grants: PAS Osaka-Kobe invites Statement of Interest (SOI) for projects that strengthen cultural ties between the U.S. and Japan through cultural and exchange programming that highlights shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation. All programs must include an American cultural element, or connection with American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives.

Examples of PAS Small Grants Program projects include, but are not limited to: • Academic and professional lectures, seminars and speaker programs; • Artistic and cultural workshops, joint performances and exhibitions; or • Professional and academic exchanges and projects 

Applicants are only allowed to submit one SOI per organization. If more than one SOI is submitted from an organization, all SOIs from that institution will be considered ineligible for funding. 


  • Duke Internal: TBA
  • Sponsor Deadline: July 31, 2020

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants • The Public Affairs Section encourages applications from U.S. and Japan: • Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/nongovernmental organizations with programming experience • Individuals • Non-profit or governmental educational institutions • Governmental institutions 



Amount Description

Maximum for Each Award: $24,000.00 

Funding Type





International Opportunities
Social Sciences

External Deadline

July 31, 2020