The Public Diplomacy Section (PDS) of the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum’s Public Diplomacy Section (PDS) is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program.
The U.S. Embassy Khartoum strives to ensure that its efforts reflect the diversity of U.S. society and societies abroad. The Embassy seeks and encourages the involvement of people from traditionally underrepresented audiences in all its grants, programs, and other activities and in its workforce and workplace. Opportunities are open to people regardless of their race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, geographic location, socio-economic status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
Purpose of Small Grants: PDS Khartoum invites proposals for programs that support U.S. Embassy goals in Sudan. Successful proposals must include an American reference to American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of the United States, U.S. policy or perspectives. Successful proposals will clearly describe the U.S. component of the program. Successful proposals will clearly define anticipated results of the program, when results will be expected, and how the U.S. Embassy can measure the anticipated results. Successful grantees will proactively show progress towards results through regular reporting to the U.S. Embassy. U.S. Embassy officials will visit the program to monitor progress.
Examples of PDS Small Grants Program programs include, but are not limited to:
- Academic and professional lectures, seminars, and speaker programs;
- Artistic and cultural workshops, joint performances and exhibitions;
- Cultural heritage conservation and preservation programs;
- Professional and academic exchanges and programs;
- Conferences, workshops, or training opportunities.
Priority Program Areas
- The proposal must address one of the following key program areas:
- Promoting civic education and engagement through youth participation in community service, volunteerism, democratic processes, good governance, and citizen-centered governance initiatives;
- Promoting and building the capacity of the Sudanese media;
- Promoting and strengthening human rights awareness and advocacy;
- Promoting women’s leadership, entrepreneurship, and STEM programs;
- Promoting societal inclusion for those from socially disadvantaged groups;
- Promoting any of the themes through the arts.
- Length of performance period: Six to 12 months
- Number of awards anticipated: Subject to funding availability
- Award amounts: Awards may range from a minimum of $2,000 to a maximum of $25,000, although exceptional proposals over $25,000 may be considered.
Priority Participants and Audiences
- Youth aged between 18 – 35 years;
- Young Professionals;
- Priority areas with focus on women, under-privileged or culturally/ethnically diverse communities, or those from marginalized groups.
- The Public Diplomacy Section encourages applications from:
- Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/nongovernmental organizations with programming experience;
- Cultural organizations;
- Non-profit or governmental educational institutions;
- Governmental institutions.
- For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply.
- The following types of programs are not eligible for funding:
- Programs relating to partisan political activity;
- For-profit organizations or companies;
- Charitable or development activities;
- Commercial or trade activities;
- Construction programs;
- Programs that support specific religious activities;
- Fund-raising campaigns;
- Lobbying for specific legislation or programs;
- Scientific research;
- Programs intended primarily for the growth or institutional development of the organization;
- Professional development for individuals; or
- Programs that duplicate existing programs.
For more information, visit U.S. Embassy in Sudan.