PAS manages the U.S. Embassy & Consulates in the United Kingdom’s grants program. PAS invites proposals from individuals, non-governmental/not-for-profit/civil society organizations, think tanks, government institutions, and academic institutions for projects that strengthen the bilateral ties between the United States and the United Kingdom. All programs must promote at least one U.S. Embassy priority program area and include a U.S. element or connection. Programs can include U.S. experts, organizations, or institutions in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policies and perspectives. Special consideration will be given to proposals that highlight the diversity of the United States and programs whose experts represent diverse backgrounds. Examples of grants program projects include, but are not limited to:
- Academic and professional lectures, seminars, and speaker programs;
- Artistic and cultural workshops, joint performances, and exhibitions;
- Professional and academic exchanges and projects;
- Professional development workshops and training.
They encourage applications for virtual and in-person speaker programs, seminars, or exchanges. All proposed programs must include a public-facing element, targeting audiences across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.
Priority Program Areas
- Shared Values and Interests: Activities that promote the U.S.-UK Special Relationship and build people-to-people ties.
- Democracy, Open Societies, Equity, and Inclusion: Activities that build support for the U.S.-UK alliance and U.S. foreign policy priorities related to open societies and shared democratic values; and/or address transnational challenges such as radicalization, violent extremism, and mis and disinformation from non-state and hostile state actors.
- Prosperity, Trade, and Investment: Activities that expand economic opportunities for youth and underserved populations and/or improve the connections between U.S. and UK businesses.
- Climate Change, Science, and Technology: Activities that support cooperation in such areas as climate/environment, sustainability, cybersecurity, entrepreneurship, and STEAM.
- Award Ceiling: $50,000
- Award Floor: $5,000
- Length of Performance Period: 1 to 12 months
The U.S. Embassy encourages applications from the United States and the United Kingdom (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales):
- Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations with programming experience;
- Not-for-profit or governmental educational institutions; and
- Governmental institutions.
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=337243