U.S. Embassy in Vietnam: Seeking Applications for Women’s Empowerment Club

Deadline: 31 August 2017

The U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City Public Affairs Section (PAS) is seeking applications for its “Women’s Empowerment Club” to provide funding through the Public Diplomacy Grants program.

Priority Areas

The U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City invites proposals for projects that focus on at least one of the priority women’s empowerment programs and target audiences specified below:

  • Professional Skills: The club will promote skills to help advance women in junior positions or mid-career, including but not limited to management, leadership, communications, decision-making, public speaking, and presentation.
  • Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM) and Business: The club will provide women currently working in STEM or business the fundamentals of enterprise development, supply chain, and marketing practices that are essential to creating startups.
  • Media & Arts: The club will provide female journalists, editors, and artists the tools, knowledge, and platform to strengthen respect for freedom of expression as well as instruct participants on how to use different art mediums to convey social issues.
  • Civil Society: The club will focus on gender equity, human rights, social problems, domestic violence, health care, or family planning.
  • Women in Politics and Governance: The club will build dialogue, critical thinking, and negotiation skills for female students majoring in public administration, international relations, and labor rights.
  • Underprivileged and Vulnerable Groups: The club will provide the access to knowledge regarding existing legislation and facilities for vulnerable communities including: transgender women, unidentified gender, and the disabled, and religious or ethnic minorities.

Funding Information

Grant budgets will vary between $1,000 and $15,000.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Submissions are encouraged from universities, not-for-profit educational institutions, nongovernmental organizations, or individuals with relevant programming and/or teaching experience.
  • This experience should be documented in the organization’s or individual’s proposal.
  • Please note that funding for for-profit institutions is not available.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted at the address given on the website.

Eligible Country: Vietnam

For more information, please visit Women’s Empowerment Club.

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