U.S. Embassy Yaoundé PAS Annual Program Statement

Funding Agency:
Department of State

The U.S. Embassy Yaoundé Public Diplomacy Section (PDS) announces the availability of funding through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program.  This is an annual request for Statements of Interest (SOI), outlining funding priorities, strategic themes, and procedures for submitting requests for funding. 

The submission of a SOI is the first step in a two-part process.  Applicants must first submit a SOI, which is a concise, 3-page concept note designed to clearly communicate a program idea and its objectives before the development of a full proposal application.  The purpose of the SOI process is to allow applicants the opportunity to submit program ideas for evaluation prior to undertaking the development of full proposal.  Upon review of eligible SOIs, PDS will invite selected applicants to expand their ideas into full proposal applications.

Purpose of Small Grants:  The PDS grants program supports projects proposed by U.S. and Cameroonian academic, cultural, educational, and other non-profit organizations and/or individuals that promote U.S. values, increase understanding between U.S. and Cameroonian people and institutions, and/or support U.S. Embassy goals of promoting government transparency and accountability, economic prosperity, peace and security, environmental sustainability, and climate adaptation.  All programs must include an element of American culture or society, or connection with American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives.

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: July 15, 2024

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

PAS encourages applications from the United States and Cameroon:

  • Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks, community associations, and civil society/non-governmental organizations with programming experience
  • Individuals
  • Non-profit media organizations
  • Professional trade organizations
  • Non-profit or governmental educational institutions

Amount Description

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

Funding Type





International Opportunities
Social Sciences

External Deadline

July 15, 2024