U.S. Mission Turkey announces its country-wide grants program. Funding is available to support projects that address one or more of the following key bilateral themes.
Support Shared Security: Projects for consideration in this category should support and advance cooperation between the United States and Turkey in efforts to counter terrorism, address transnational crime, promotes the role of women in peace and security, and increase cooperation in the eastern Mediterranean.
Strengthen Economic Prosperity, Promote Innovation, Foster Entrepreneurship, and Improve the Digital Economy: Proposals in this category may include, but are not limited to, entrepreneurship training; small and-medium enterprise (SME) planning; teaching marketing and outreach techniques; fostering research and development/innovation; and advancing awareness of and adherence to labor rights and laws. Proposals are welcomes that strengthen the open and dynamic digital economy and that highlight sectors with growth potential such as local tourism/hospitality, value-added agribusiness, innovative agricultural technology/practices, and inclusive financial services.
Reinforce Democratic Values: Proposals in this area should reinforce respect for international human rights norms within Turkey, counter gender-based violence, support LGBTI rights, promote the rule of law and freedom of expression, and/or strengthen the capacity of Turkish media and civil society in order to advocate for human rights and freedoms. Programs here may also aim to assist Turkish media consumers in identifying and responding to misinformation and disinformation.
Foster Turkish and U.S. Ties: Proposals for this category should include programs to develop English language teaching/learning that also promote diversity, inclusion, and/or the representation of specific marginalized communities. Proposals are also welcome that promote STEAM education, develop networks between U.S. and Turkish STEAM educators and organizations, and encourage study in the United States. Activities would seek to build personal, educational, and commercial ties between the Turkish and American people and promote a positive understanding of the value of the relationship between the two countries. Proposals aiming to protect and/or restore important cultural and historical sites are also welcome.
- Arts (see “Cultural Affairs” in CFDA)
- Business and Commerce
- Community Development
- Consumer Protection
- Employment, Labor and Training
- Science and Technology and other Research and Development
The total amount requested per grant cannot exceed $50,000. Minimum amount for a grant is $5,000. Staffing costs should not exceed 25% of the total budget requested from the U.S. Embassy. The budget must be submitted in U.S. dollars.
Participants and Audiences
Projects focused on underserved communities and projects located outside Turkey’s metropolitan areas are encouraged. Projects should have a public teaching/public dialogue or educational component
Project Performance Period
Proposed projects should be completed in 24 months or less. The Department of State will entertain applications for continuation grants funded under these awards beyond the initial budget period on a non-competitive basis subject to availability of funds, satisfactory progress of the project, and a determination that continued funding would be in the best interest of the U.S. Department of State.
The following organizations are eligible to apply:
- Not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations
- Public and private higher educational institutions
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=329901