The U.S. Embassy Baku Public Affairs Section (PAS) is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Annual Program Statement for projects that further the U.S. Mission’s public diplomacy goals of expanding and strengthening people-to-people ties between Azerbaijan and the United States, engaging with local media, and building and strengthening local partners through the specific objectives listed.
Public diplomacy programming includes cultural programming, educational exchanges, workshops and training for entrepreneurs, English-language programming, innovation in and improvement of education systems, promoting science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education, programs connected to environmental issues, and journalist skills-building and professionalism.
Purpose of Programs
All programs must include a connection with American culture, expert(s), organization(s), or institution(s) in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policies and perspectives. Programs with in-person elements should include virtual-program contingency plans (and corresponding budget). Examples of PAS program activities include, but are not limited to:
- Academic and professional lectures, seminars, and speaker programs on the topics of entrepreneurship, STEM, education policy and reforms, among others;
- Artistic and cultural workshops, joint performances, and exhibitions;
- Professional and academic exchanges and programs;
- English-language programming;
- Trainings and workshops for professionals;
- Programs to engage young people, women, or vulnerable populations.
Federal Award Information
- Length of performance period: 12 months maximum
- Number of awards anticipated: up to 10 awards, depending on available funds
- Award amounts: awards may range from a minimum of $5,000 to a maximum of $50,000
Participants and Audiences
- The intended audience for potential projects includes entrepreneurs, educators, journalists, young people, women, IDP and other vulnerable communities, people with disabilities, and the public.
- Submissions are encouraged from U.S. and Azerbaijani entities with relevant experience. This experience should be documented in the proposal.
- Eligible entities include: not-for-profit, civil society/non-governmental organizations, public educational institutions, and individuals.
- For-profit entities are not eligible to apply. Previous federal award recipients who are not/were not in compliance with the terms of their financial and program reporting requirements are ineligible to apply. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure they are in compliance with all applicable terms, conditions, and Office of Management and Budget guidance and requirements.
For more information, visit https://az.usembassy.gov/notice-of-funding-opportunity/