Purpose of Public Diplomacy Grants
- PAS invites proposals for programs that strengthen cultural ties between the United States and Uzbekistan and support a priority program area to highlight shared values and promote bilateral cooperation.
- All proposed programs must include an American cultural element, or connection with American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s to promote an increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives.
- Competitive proposals will promote continued/sustainable cooperation between the people of the United States and Uzbekistan even after the project concludes.
Arts, Culture, and Sports Programs:
- Increase exposure to and understanding of the United States through educational and cultural programming focused on highlighting mutual values between the U.S. and Uzbekistan
- Establish formal or informal partnerships between U.S. and Uzbekistani artists/musicians/dancers/directors/organizations to produce publicly accessible and engaging content in support of:
- freedom of expression,
- women’s empowerment,
- diversity and inclusion, and/or
- youth engagement/empowerment.
- Increase understanding of the value of cultural heritage preservation in Uzbekistan
- Increase awareness of the history of U.S.-Uzbekistan bilateral relations, connected to the 30th anniversary this year, through cultural projects
- Increase the vocational capacity of women through training programs focused on building hard and soft skills to support female workforce participation.
- Increase professional development opportunities for women in creative industries, including artists, musicians, dancers, and filmmakers, through training in business and/or career development
- Funding Mechanism Type: Grant and/or Cooperative Agreement
- Length of performance period: up to 12 months
- Number of awards anticipated: 10
- Award amounts: awards may range from a minimum of $5,000 to a maximum of $15,000
- Type of Funding: The fiscal Year 2022 Public Diplomacy Funding
- Anticipated program start date: July 30, 2022, for applications submitted by the May deadline; September 15, 2022, for applications submitted by the July deadline.
- Arts, Culture, and Sports Programs:
- Uzbek-speaking public
- Rural or underserved communities
- Youth, especially in regions of Uzbekistan outside of Tashkent
- Social entrepreneurs
- University staff, educators, students
- Women’s Empowerment:
- Women in rural or underserved communities
- Aspiring female entrepreneurs
- Women in creative industries
- The following not-for-profit Uzbekistani and U.S. organizations are eligible to apply:
- Not-for-profit organizations
- Civil society/non-governmental organizations
- Think tanks
- Public and private educational institutions
For more information, visit https://uz.usembassy.gov/education-culture/small-grants-program/