The U.S. Embassy Bangkok Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce an open competition for organizations and individuals to submit applications to carry out programs that strengthen cultural, economic, and public health partnerships between the United States and Thailand, and promote democratic values, rule of law, human rights, and environment protection through cultural and exchange programming that highlights shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation.
All programs must include an American cultural element, or connection with American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s in a specific field in order to foster U.S.-Thai mutual understanding.
Priority Program Areas
- Environment and Global Health
- Activities that increase awareness of environment protection, climate change, transboundary water challenges, and other key regional issues.
- Activities that promote U.S.-Thai health partnership and strengthen global health security through educational and outreach activities.
- Economic Partnership
- Activities that support U.S.-Thai partnership in areas of entrepreneurship, anti-corruption, transparent business practices, and corporate social responsibility.
- Activities that build digital skills and improve business practices of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), and women entrepreneurs for different stages of their businesses’ development.
- Activities that provide opportunities to Thai students with increased access to and understanding of U.S. technology and innovation.
- Innovative and educational projects that strengthen sustainable development in the Mekong subregion
- Rule of Law, Democratic Values, and Human Rights
- Activities that strengthen democratic values, accountability, public participation, transparency, and rule of law in governing and political institutions.
- Innovative projects that educate Thais about U.S. experience in participatory democracy, dialogue, transparency, and accountability.
- Activities that promote universally recognized human rights and fundamental freedoms.
- Activities that promote connection between the United States and the rising leaders in the Indo-Pacific region.
- Special Areas of Interest
- Activities that promote U.S.-Thai partnership and build two-way exchanges between the U.S. and Thai public.
- Activities to promote the sharing of U.S. culture and values with Thai populations through educational opportunities, arts and culture, interactive learning, film, and arts and culture.
- Projects for Thai youth that focus on enhancing critical thinking skills and promoting civic engagement to counter disinformation and improve media/digital literacy.
- Programs that provide Thai students with increased access to education and understanding of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEM/STEAM) to promote economic growth.
- Length of performance period: Up to 12 months
- Number of awards anticipated: Multiple
- Award amounts: Awards may range from a minimum of $2,500 to a maximum of $25,000 (Larger awards may be considered for specific circumstances)
Participants and Audiences
- All applications must identify the target audience of the program and estimate audience reach through direct contact, and if possible, through indirect contact via social or traditional media.
- The following types of programs are not eligible for funding:
- Projects relating to partisan political activity
- For profit activities
- Charitable or development activities
- Construction projects
- Projects that support specific religious activities
- Fundraising campaigns
- Lobbying for specific legislation or projects
- Academic and scientific research
- Programs intended primarily for the growth or institutional development of the organization
- Individual exchange programs
- Programs that duplicate existing programs.
- The Public Affairs Section encourages applications from the United States and Thailand:
- Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations with programming experience
- Non-profit or governmental educational institutions
- Governmental institutions
- For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply.
For more information, visit Grants.gov.