U.S. Embassy Santiago Public Diplomacy Annual Program Statement

Funding Agency:
Department of State

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

The U.S. Department of State provides funding for well-conceived projects that support U.S. Embassy Santiago’s strategic priorities in Chile. All proposed projects should strengthen bilateral ties between the United States and Chile and include a clear U.S. element that will promote increased understanding of the United States among the Chilean public. They may include U.S. expert(s), organization(s), or institution(s) in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives.

Submission of a statement of interest (SOI) is the first step in a two-step process. Applicants must complete an online form, clearly and concisely communicating the proposed program ideas and objectives. Upon a merit review of eligible SOIs, selected applicants will be invited to move to the second step which is to submit full proposals. These will go through another merit review before final funding decisions.

Applicants may submit only one proposal per organization for this specific funding opportunity. 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.

No applications will be accepted after May 15, 2024, but applications will be reviewed and funds could be fully committed as we receive them, so it is in applicants' interest to submit as soon as possible.

Agency Website

Areas of Interest

Proposals should address one or more of the following priority program objectives:
• Bolster Free and Independent Media: Chilean journalists and students, acquire new skills and tools to recognize and mitigate the spread of disinformation and online violence, as well as reduce vulnerability to unreliable news sources.
• Advance Social and Economic Inclusion: Chilean civil society and government advance the rights of and opportunities for marginalized and vulnerable communities, including women, indigenous and African descendant Chileans, and immigrants, in order to promote more stable and sustainable social and economic conditions.
• Promote Partnerships for Climate Action: Strengthened partnerships among different stakeholders including civil society, academia, business, and government increase citizen participation in climate action, in order to build climate resilience and help Chile lead alongside the United States in the region.

Eligibility Requirements

The Public Diplomacy Section welcomes applications from U.S. and Chilean:
• Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non- governmental organizations with programming experience,
• Individuals, or
• Non-profit or governmental educational institutions.

Amount Description

Award Amounts: Awards may range from a minimum of $40,000 to a maximum of $100,000, with limited exceptions

Funding Type





Environmental & Life Sciences
International Opportunities
Social Sciences

External Deadline

May 15, 2024