Deadline: 1 December 2019
The U.S. Embassy is currently accepting applications for the 2020 Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP). AFCP-supported projects include the restoration of ancient and historic buildings, assessment and conservation of rare manuscripts and museum collections, preservation and protection of important archaeological sites, and the documentation of vanishing traditional craft techniques and indigenous languages.
The Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation was created in 2001 to support the preservation of cultural heritage and demonstrate U.S. respect for other cultures, their history, and rich traditions. Cultural heritage endures as a reminder of the contributions and historical experiences of all humanity. To date, the U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe has funded 17 projects in Tajikistan, providing $ 619,658 in AFCP grants.
Award Amount Range: $200,000 – $800,000
How to Apply
- Interested applicants must first submit a two-page concept note for their project. Selected applicants will be asked to submit full project proposals.
- Concept Notes should be submitted in English only via e-mail at the address given on the website.
Concept Note for the Project proposals must very briefly address the following using no more than two (2) pages:
- Project purpose that briefly explains the project objectives and desired results;
- Project description that briefly explains how the applicant intends to achieve the project objectives and results, presents proposed tasks in a logical order, and describes how those tasks directly contribute towards achieving the project objectives and results;
- Project timeframe or schedule that identifies the major project phases and milestones, with performance target dates for achieving them;
- Statement of importance highlighting the historic, architectural, artistic, or cultural (non-religious) values of the cultural site, object, collection, or form of traditional expression;
- Statement of urgency indicating the severity of the situation and explaining why the project must take place now;
- Detailed project budget, demarcated in one-year budget periods (2020, 2021,2022 etc.), that lists all costs in cost categories (Personnel, Travel [including Per Diem], Equipment, Supplies, Contractual, Other Direct Costs); indicates funds from other sources; and gives a justification for any anticipated international travel costs;
- Applicant information, including resumes or CVs of the proposed project director and key project participants, that demonstrates that the applying entity (ministry of culture, NGO, etc.) has the requisite experience and the capacity to manage projects to preserve cultural heritage;
- Proof of official permission to undertake the project and the endorsement and support of the appropriate national authority;
For more information, please visit https://tj.usembassy.gov/2020-ambassadors-fund-for-cultural-preservation-large-grants/