Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 3/20/2024

U.S. Mission to Kyrgyzstan -- Annual Program Statement for Public Diplomacy Cultural and Educational Programs

The U.S. Embassy Bishkek Public Diplomacy Section (PDS) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce funding is available through the Embassy’s Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program. Based on funding availability, projects awarded under this program will support U.S. foreign policy goals in the Kyrgyz Republic in the areas of combating transnational threats, promoting sustainable economic growth, and accountable governance and stability in the Kyrgyz Republic.

Purpose of Public Diplomacy Grants: The PDS invites proposals for programs that strengthen ties between the United States and the Kyrgyz Republic and support a priority program area (see below) in order to highlight shared values and promote bilateral cooperation. All proposed programs must include an American element, either through a connection with American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s, usage of American educational/informational resources, or any other activities that promote or contribute to increased mutual understanding between the people of the United States and people of the Kyrgyz Republic. Competitive proposals will promote continued/sustainable cooperation between the people of the United States and the Kyrgyz Republic even after the project concludes.

To ensure a wider distribution of funding, organizations may only have one active Annual Program Statement grant at a time in Fiscal Year 2024 (October 1, 2023 – September 30, 2024). An organization may only submit more than one Annual Program Statement proposal for consideration if the periods of performance do not overlap and if the final reports for previous grants awarded through the APS NOFO have been submitted. Interested applicants from within Duke should contact fundopps@duke.edu as early as possible.

Deadline: Accepting applications on a rolling basis until August 17, 2024 at 11:59 PM Bishkek time.

Areas of Interest

1) Sustainable Economic Growth

2) Accountable Governance and Stability

3) English Language Programming

4) Climate Change Resilience and Environmental Protection

5) Combating Transnational Threats

Eligibility Requirements

The following organizations are eligible to apply:

• Kyrgyz Republic-registered: • Not-for-profit organizations, • Civil society/non-governmental organizations, • Think tanks, • Public and private not-for-profit educational institutions, • Individuals, and

• U.S. non-governmental organizations (NGOs), educational institutions, and individuals seeking funding to support cultural and/or educational programs in the Kyrgyz Republic and partnering with Kyrgyz Republic-registered organizations. Applications with no clear description of a Kyrgyz-Republic-registered partner and its role in the proposed project will be rejected during the pre-screening stage.

Amount Description

Estimated Award Ceiling: $80,000

Estimated Award Floor: $5,000