U.S. Department of State, Bureau of WHA announces “Emerging Cuban Leaders” Project

Deadline: 26 July 2019

The United States Department of State’s Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs (WHA) has announced a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to support emerging individual Cuban leaders, particularly within civil society.

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The purpose of the WHA-funded Emerging Cuban Leaders project is to allow the participants to establish themselves in Cuba as professional resources for grassroots efforts in democracy and human rights promotion and further open communications across the island and internationally. Project alumni will have the tools to promote causes by attracting wider audiences, communicating messages effectively to other leaders and partners, and mobilizing independent actors within civil society to promote freedom of expression and assembly.

Funding Information

  • Estimated Total Program Funding: $1,033,086
  • Award Ceiling: $1,033,086
  • Award Floor: $1,033,086

Eligibility Criteria

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  • Project participants will be Cuban citizens and residents who demonstrate an interest in communications, and/or other leadership roles. As emerging leaders, participants may be university students or young professionals.
  • The participants should also demonstrate the aptitude (maturity, independence, self-reliance, etc.) for success in a project abroad. Participants must demonstrate a stated desire to return to and work in the management of independent organizations and/or activities in Cuba.
  • The implementing organization’s recruitment plan must actively seek a candidate pool representing gender, racial, socio-economic, and geographic diversity in Cuba. The implementing organization(s) must actively recruit women and minorities as participants.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=316783

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  • Avatar Mizaida Rojas says:

    Esta buena esa propuesta es muy interesante .creo y estoy deacuerdo es la unica manera de derrotar la dictadura en cuba .sé que muchos jovenes por implementar la democracia y ver nuestro pais libre octaran por esa beca.gracias

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Mizaida Rojas,

      Thank you for contacting fundsforNGOs. Unfortunately, our services are only available in English and we are only able to respond to queries written in English.

      Good luck!

  • Avatar Miguel says:

    Desde cuba no habre ese enlace

  • Avatar Miguel says:

    Por favor si alguien sabe como poder inscribirse en este programa q me lo diga

    • Avatar Priyanka says:

      Hi Miguel,

      Thank you for contacting us. Unfortunately, our services are only available in English and we are only able to respond to queries written in English.

      Good luck!

  • Avatar Reynier says:

    Hola Priyanka want inscribe me and receive a scholarship. I am very ready to the compliments change

    • Avatar Priyanka says:

      Hello Reynier,

      Thank you for showing your interest in this opportunity.You can apply for this grant as this opportunity is open to citizens of any country.

      For more information on eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link given on the last line of the post.

      Good luck!

  • Avatar Félix Llerena says:

    I need the link please to register since they put the error. I need it urgently

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