U.S. Embassy in Finland Public Diplomacy Annual Program Statement

Funding Agency:
Department of State

The Public Diplomacy Section (PDS) of the U.S. Embassy in Finland, U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program.  

Purpose of Grants: PDS Finland invites proposals for programs that promote bilateral cooperation and highlight shared values. All programs must include an American perspective, societal or 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 viewpoints. A confirmed local Finnish organization (or partnering organization) must be identified in the grant application. Additionally, programs must include a public outreach component(s), such as livestreaming, masterclasses, traditional media, digital outreach, or events open to audiences.

Examples of PDS Grants Program projects include, but are not limited to:

• Artistic and cultural workshops, joint performances, and exhibitions;

• Academic and professional lectures, and seminars;

• Professional and academic exchanges and programs

Proposals will be considered on a rolling basis until July 31, 2024.

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Areas of Interest

Priority Program Areas:

• Proposals that relate to the Arctic and increasing cooperation between Arctic states and communities;

• Addressing climate change and changing environmental conditions;

• Proposals that advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA);

• Proposals that address global security challenges and increasing understanding of NATO, including programs in support of Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) initiatives;

• Proposals that increase collaboration and exchange between American and Finnish students and teachers;

• Proposals that promote economic prosperity, entrepreneurship, and innovation;

• Proposals that counter disinformation

Eligibility Requirements

The Public Diplomacy Section considers applications from the United States and Finland, including:

  • Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations;
  • Individuals;
  • Non-profit educational institutions;
  • Governmental institutions

Amount Description

Award amounts: Awards may range from a minimum of $5,000 to a maximum of $50,000. Project scalability in proposals is encouraged.

Funding Type





Environmental & Life Sciences
International Opportunities
Social Sciences

External Deadline

July 31, 2024