U.S. Embassy Colombo: 2018 Public Diplomacy Grants Program for Maldives

Deadline: 16 February 2018

The U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section (PAS) is accepting applications for its 2018 Public Diplomacy Grants Program for Maldives. Grants are intended for local representatives of civil society including non-governmental organizations, cultural institutions, universities, schools, and individuals.

Goals

  • Promote tolerance, by funding proposals that combat hate and build community cohesion; engage at-risk youth; promote digital literacy; and engage communities on respect for diversity.
  • Improve respect for human rights, through programs which strengthen democratic values; enhance awareness and protection of human rights principles; and encourage gender equality.
  • Improve respect for and application of freedom of expression, through programs that promote a free and open media; strengthen understanding of social media; empower journalists through training (including ethics, investigative techniques, and English language).

Funding Information

  • Floor of Individual Award Amounts: $15,000 USD
  • Average Award Amounts: $24,000 USD

Eligibility Criteria

  • Eligible applicants:
    • The U.S. Embassy encourages applications from all sectors: committed and organized civil-society organizations, local representatives of civil society, think tanks, non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, and individuals.
    • All grantees must have a non-profit status.
  • Cost sharing or Matching:
    • Applicants are encouraged to provide cost-sharing from additional sources in support of their projects.
    • The U.S. Embassy also encourages projects that use highly skilled volunteers as an element of cost-sharing.
    • Applications should explain clearly other likely sources of funding and role of volunteers.

How to Apply

To receive consideration for funding, applicants must forward electronic copies of all required documentation via email at the address given on the website.

Eligible Country: Maldives

For more information, please visit Public Diplomacy Grants Program for Maldives.

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