Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 3/20/2024

U.S. Mission to Jamaica -- Annual Call For Proposals

The U.S. Embassy Kingston Public Diplomacy Section (PDS) is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Grants Program. 

Purpose of funding: Project proposals should aim to strengthen ties between the United States and Jamaica by highlighting shared values and promoting bilateral cooperation. Proposals must convey an American element, which supports a priority program area (see below) or includes a 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.

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: May 22, 2024


Areas of Interest

Priority program areas include:

  • Climate, Environment, and Energy


    • For example, addressing the climate crisis, responding to natural disasters, conserving nature, water security, sustainable agriculture, reducing harmful pollutants, energy resilience, and renewable energy.
  • Combating Financial Scamming and Other Criminal Activity
    • For example, addressing corruption and money laundering, improving police-public relations, appreciation of the law, teaching digital literacy, detecting 
      • financial scamming, and promoting behaviors that increase community safety.
  • Programs for At-Risk Youth
    • For example, diversion programs to prevent youth violence, educational programs for critical life skills, and parent/family interventions.
  • Economic Prosperity
    • For example, business development, closing skills gaps in local communities, human resources, infrastructure, cybersecurity, resource development, and trade.
  • Global Health
    • For example, managing contagious and infectious diseases, public health workforce development, and public health policy and management.
  • Gender Issues
    • For example, women’s empowerment, improving outcomes for marginalized male youth, addressing gender-based violence, and LGBTQIA+ issues.
  • Human Rights and Democracy
    • For example, addressing fundamental human rights, human trafficking, immigration, refugees, governance, the role of civil society, and freedom of the press/media.
Eligibility Requirements

The Public Diplomacy Section encourages prospective applicants with program/project management experience from:

  • Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks, community-based organizations, and civil society/non-governmental organizations
  • Individuals
  • U.S. exchange alumni
  • Non-profit or governmental educational institutions
  • Governmental institutions
Amount Description

Award amounts: Between $10,000 to $25,000