The U.S. Embassy’s Public Affairs Section in Moscow (PAS Moscow) is currently accepting proposals for a cooperative agreement to implement the 2020 Russian-American History Showcase (formerly the Fort Ross Quest), which will be conducted entirely online.
The grant recipient will work closely with Public Affairs and Cultural Affairs at Mission Russia to create an activity that motivates teams of Russian secondary school students and teachers to explore the shared history of the United States and Russia.
The result of the showcase will be a student-made showcase project (a website, app, AR or VR platform, etc.) that then becomes a useful outreach tool for further engagement with a broader audience on shared U.S.-Russian History. The showcase will include learning opportuneness in the form of online workshops and seminars to help participants in their desire to learn more about emerging computer technologies such as virtual reality, augmented reality, and app development.
The showcase also supports the purchase and shipping of tools to winning teams to help them further their educational, creative and technological endeavors. The Russian-American History Showcase proactively promotes a broader understanding of U.S. history while also promoting tolerance, shared values, teamwork, and English language learning.
The goals of this funding opportunity is to:
- Strengthen people to people ties between the United States and Russia by encouraging Russian citizens to explore American history and share their findings with their peers.
- Strengthen local partnerships between Russian and American teachers and build selfsustaining relationships and institutional linkages between U.S. and Russian individuals and organizations.
- Showcase American values by creating a project (a website, app, or other platform) that supports America’s history, culture, and civic values and by promoting interest in peaceful Russian-American cooperation. Winning projects should be made available to the public for free.
Proposals should include:
- Details of the organization’s capacity for communication logistics within the United States and Russia.
- Details of the organization’s familiarity with the Russian and American history and culture.
- Details of the organization’s familiarity working with Russian teachers and students, as well as working with American NGOs and institutions of higher education.
- Details of the organizations capacity to create online workshops and programs and teach emerging technology to youth.
- Approximate Average Award: $50,000
- Floor of Award Range: $50,000
- Ceiling of Award Range: $50,000
Applications may be submitted by U.S. public and private non-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 USC 501(c)(3), public and private institutions of higher education.
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=327973