U.S. Embassy Singapore is pleased to announce funding opportunities through its Public Affairs Section (PAS).
Each year, U.S. Embassy Singapore awards a limited number of grants and cooperative agreements, which are also called federal assistance awards, to support activities and exchanges linking the United States and Singapore with the aim of strengthening the bilateral relationship and people-to-people connections.
The program supports organizations or individuals that engage Singaporeans in activities that strengthen ties between the United States and Singapore or the region. All programs must include an American cultural element or connection with American experts, organizations, or institutions in fields that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policies, perspectives, or values.
U.S. Embassy Singapore is particularly interested in funding programs including but not limited to:
- Academic and professional lectures, seminars, and speaker programs;
- Artistic and cultural workshops or performances;
- Professional and academic enrichment or development activities; or
- Other programs that build people-to-people connections between Americans and Singaporeans.
U.S. Embassy Singapore Small Grants fund programs that:
- Support entrepreneurship, innovation, and increased economic opportunities;
- Address transnational threats including disinformation and other cybercrimes;
- Advance awareness of safety and security, health, and environmental cooperation between the United States and Singapore and its importance to the region;
- Support open, inclusive, and diverse societies;
- Promote the U.S. higher education system; or
- Create understanding about U.S. policies, culture, and shared values.
- Typically, award amounts vary between $1,000 USD and $25,000 USD, but exceptions are possible if the budget is commensurate with the project goals.
Participants and Audiences
Programs must engage Singaporeans. Applicants should identify a clear target audience and estimate the expected reach through both direct and indirect contact (i.e. social or traditional media, follow-on activities, etc.).
The following types of programs are not eligible for funding:
- Programs relating to partisan political activity.
- Charitable or development activities.
- Construction programs.
- Fund-raising campaigns.
- Lobbying for specific legislation or programs.
- Scientific research.
- Programs that duplicate existing programs.
- Programs that do not address priorities.
The Public Affairs Section encourages applications from the United States and Singapore, including:
- Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations with programming experience.
- Public entities (e.g. schools or governmental agencies).
- For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply.
For more information, visit U.S. Embassy Singapore.