The U.S. Embassy Amman Public Affairs Section (PAS) is pleased to announce a call for applications for its Public Diplomacy Alumni Grants Program.
Purpose of Alumni Grants: The Public Affairs Section (PAS) at U.S. Embassy Amman, Jordan, administers an Alumni Grants program to support projects initiated by Alumni of programs affiliated with the Public Affairs Section in Amman. Proposals may be submitted by Alumni who have participated in Public Affairs Section Amman-managed exchange programs, Alumni of the English Access Microscholarship program in Jordan, and the Inspire program in Jordan.
These grants serve as one-time opportunities to support alumni in their efforts to launch projects that build on their participation in exchange programs. Projects should be designed to be sustainable after the performance period is over.
All alumni grants proposals should demonstrate the following:
- How the proposed activities develop and share the skills and expertise the alumni gained during their program.
- How the proposed activities continue the purpose or theme of the alumni’s program
- How the project benefits other Jordanians.
Alumni proposals may be submitted by a single alumna or alumnus or by a group of alumni who propose to work together on a project.
- Awards may be granted up to $25,000.
- Length of performance period: 1 to 12 months
Participants and Audiences
Proposals should describe both the primary and secondary audiences for the program, including numbers anticipated to be reached. Primary audiences are those who will participate directly in the program, while secondary audiences are those who will be reached by the project’s primary audiences as a result of their participation. For example, in a teacher training program, the primary audience would be the teachers who will be trained, while the secondary audience would be their students. Audiences who are considered a priority for grants funded under this APS are:
- Jordanian youth and young adult leaders between 13 and 30 years old.
- Community leaders and local officials
- Teachers and academic professionals
- Grants will be awarded to individuals who are an alumna or alumnus of a U.S. Governmentsponsored exchange program, including the Access program in Jordan and the Inspire program in Jordan, or to an organization, as listed below, directly affiliated with the alumnus/alumna. Alumni may create project groups with other alumni or other non-alumni in Jordan to carry out the award. The below-listed organizations and institutions may receive the grant if the alumnus or alumna is an active participant in the organization and will actively work as the primary contact for the award.
- Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/nongovernmental organizations with programming experience
- For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply.
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=330235