Through this Call for Applications (CFA) and with the support of the U.S. Embassy Moscow, Eurasia Foundation (EF) invites project applications from nonprofit organizations and institutions seeking to expand U.S.-Russian communication and cooperation.
EF will fund innovative projects promoting peer-to-peer collaboration and long-term engagement between Russians and Americans on topics of mutual interest.
Projects should emphasize U.S.-Russian collaboration and knowledge exchange in their design. While conducting the funded project, implementers should have varied and plentiful opportunities to substantively engage with their international partners.
Engagement can be achieved through co-hosted webinars, joint events in the U.S. and Russia, bilateral presentations, international volunteer engagement, collaborative performances, or through other creative activities. Priority will be given to projects that demonstrate adaptability in their project design amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Projects should result in collaborative outcomes and deliverables that address one or more of the following areas:
- American business values of innovation, entrepreneurship, and fair legal and labor practices;
- public health;
- U.S.-Russian collaboration in space exploration and science;
- science and technology;
- U.S.-Russian collaboration in the arts;
- Grassroots expression of ideas through writing, art, and new media;
- Addressing a social challenge brought about as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Applicants may request up to $50,000 per project with the goal to create or expand U.S.-Russian ties. All project’s activities and deliverables should be completed within 12 months and end before April 30, 2022. Projects proposing U.S.-Russia partnerships between previously unaffiliated organizations will be given priority consideration.
- Public and private not-for-profit organizations registered in the U.S. or Russia at the time of application are eligible for funding. This includes nonprofit organizations, higher education institutions, schools, and other entities. For-profit and business institutions are not eligible to apply, with the exception of for-profit cultural organizations. Experience working directly with international partners in the past is not required for this funding opportunity.
- Projects that provide direct benefit to the Government of the Russian Federation at any level, including Russian government entities (museums, universities, schools, etc.) and Russian government officials or employees in any branch of government (including paying salary or honoraria to teachers, professors, museum workers, etc.) are not eligible for funding.
- Organizations registered and/or located in any country other than the U.S. or Russia are not eligible to serve as project partners.
- Organizations and partnerships that have applied to P2P in the past are eligible to apply for funding in the new round provided that an original concept note is submitted. Submitted concept notes that propose the same project as a previously submitted concept note will not be considered for funding.
For more information, visit https://www.usrussiap2p.org/request-for-applications