The U.S. Embassy Kyiv announces the 2022 Public Diplomacy Small Grants –Education Program to support projects aimed at the post-war Ukraine’s restoration with an assistance from the academic community.
Pending availability of funds, the U.S. Embassy will award small grants to Ukrainian non-governmental, not-for-profit organizations (NGOs) to administer the projects in collaboration with counterparts in education (secondary schools, colleges and universities). The U.S-Ukraine collaboration is highly recommended, should be clearly justified, and will be considered an advantage of the project during the competition.
- Collaboration between educational institutions, local administrations, and businesses to support regional economic recovery and development.
- Career advising and re-training opportunities for IDPs, veterans and individuals with disabilities.
- Support of educational services continuity and access to educational information for educational institutions that suffered the most from Russian invasion.
- Developments of educational tools to support Ukraine’s recovery in the areas of Treatment of PTSD, Biomechanics and Prosthetics, and Urban Planning
- Civic Education – development of methodology for teaching civic education courses, primarily, history, at secondary and post-secondary educational institutions.
- Award amounts: awards may range from a minimum of $25,000 to a maximum of $40,000.
Possible activities or programming components
- Activities may be focused on but are not limited to:
- courses and curriculum creation;
- promoting collaboration between educational institutions and local administrations, employers, NGOs;
- institutional strategies development and implementation;
- skill building events;
- career advising activities and services.
Participants and Audiences
- While NGOs administer the projects, educational institutions serve their partners in project implementation, but there may be other partners as well.
- The project beneficiaries may be school teachers and administrators; university instructors and administrators; local administration; employers; Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine; IDPs; veterans; individuals with disabilities.
- Priority Region: Ukraine
- The following organizations only are eligible to apply: Ukrainian non-governmental, not-for-profit organizations.
- The project must be tailored towards Ukrainian audiences at the secondary and higher education levels;
- All project activities supported by the U.S. Embassy grant should take place in Ukraine;
- Substantive U.S. component is highly recommended;
- The length of the project may be up to one year.
- Proposals may not include funding requests for the following:
- Office rent and utilities;
- Capital improvements, such as construction and renovation;
- Purchase of vehicles;
- Activities that convey the appearance of partisanship or support for electoral campaigns;
- Social welfare activities;
- Academic or analytical research (if not part necessary to accomplish a larger project);
- Entertainment, including receptions, social activities, ceremonies, cocktail parties, guided tours;
- Travel to the United States and activities in the United States;
- Writing novels or non-fiction books;
- Alcoholic Beverages.
For more information, visit https://ua.usembassy.gov/education-culture/2022-public-diplomacy-small-grants-education-program/