U.S. Embassy Malabo, PDS Annual Program Statement

Funding Agency:
Department of State

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

Purpose of Small Grants:  PDS Malabo invites proposals for programs that strengthen cultural ties between the U.S. and Equatorial Guinea 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 PDS Small Grants Program programs include, but are not limited to:

  • Academic and professional lectures, seminars and speaker programs;
  • Artistic and cultural workshops, joint performances and exhibitions;
  • Cultural heritage conservation and preservation programs;
  • Professional and academic exchanges and programs.

Applicants are only allowed to submit one proposal per organization. If more than one proposal is submitted from an organization, all proposals from that institution will be considered ineligible for funding. Interested applicants from within Duke should contact fundopps@duke.edu as early as possible.

Deadline for Applications:   April 30, 2024

Agency Website

Areas of Interest

Priority Program Areas:

  • Increasing social inclusion and promoting tolerance for minorities and vulnerable groups (i.e. equal rights and opportunities for women, LGBTQI+ individuals, and people with disabilities)
  • Promoting English language (i.e. promoting clubs, forums, social media, education, and arts
  • Strengthening the media (i.e. increasing media professionalism, access to diverse sources of news, and developing savvy consumption of news)
  • Encouraging entrepreneurship and economic growth in under-served areas to diversify the economy (i.e. training in start-ups, skill development for people in informal sector, promoting the entrepreneurial spirit, supporting tourism, art, music, and culture development)
  • Climate change and environmental sustainability (i.e. education, training, and skills development for those working on climate issues, supporting tourism and environmental protection)

Eligibility Requirements

The Public Diplomacy Section encourages applications from U.S. and Equatorial Guinea, including the following:

  • Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations with programming experience;
  • Individuals;
  • Non-profit or governmental educational institutions;
  • Governmental institutions;
  • Unregistered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non- governmental organizations with programming experience.

Amount Description

Award amounts: awards may range from a minimum of $5,000 to a maximum of $25,000

Funding Type





Arts & Humanities
Environmental & Life Sciences
International Opportunities
Social Sciences

External Deadline

April 30, 2024