Purpose of Small Grants
The U.S. Embassy’s Public Affairs Section (PAS) in Jakarta invites proposals for projects that further and support the strategic partnership between Indonesia and the U.S. through educational, cultural, informational, and media programming that highlights shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation. All programs must include an American cultural or media-related element, or a connection with American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives.
Examples of small grants projects include but are not limited to:
- Educational seminars, and expert speaker programs;
- Professional and academic exchanges and projects;
- Professional development workshops and training;
- Artistic and cultural workshops, joint performances, and exhibitions; and
- Cultural heritage conservation and preservation projects.
- Strategic Partnership: activities that promote U.S.- Indonesia strategic partnership, people to people ties, and shared values, including democratic governance, freedom of speech, tolerance and diversity, the rule of law, and human rights.
- Security and Defense: activities that promote awareness of security issues and cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region; promote respect for international law including maritime law in the South China Sea; combat transnational, regional, and global challenges, including cybersecurity, terrorism, and violent extremism
- Prosperity, Trade, and Investment: activities that promote economic cooperation between the U.S. and Indonesia, encourage an understanding of U.S. trade policies, exports, and investment opportunities, and/or expand economic opportunities for women, youth, and underserved populations; and promote entrepreneurship and innovation in business.
- Technology and Innovation: activities that support technical innovation and cooperation in such areas as public health and medical fields, agricultural technology, cybersecurity, and space exploration; and/or programs to expand STEAM education for youth.
- Education and Human Capacity: activities that promote educational partnerships and cooperation between U.S. and Indonesian higher education institutions, leadership and soft skill development, human capital development, and educational, exchange, and training opportunities for U.S. and Indonesian students and teachers.
- Post-Pandemic Recovery: activities that help the support Indonesia, regional or global economic, health, and social recovery from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Environmental Issues and Climate Crisis: activities that increase awareness of regional and global environmental challenges, climate change, and sustainable development.
- Combating Disinformation: activities that encourage identification of and resistance to disinformation, knowledge of reliable sources for accurate factual information, and associated critical thinking skills.
- Diversity and Inclusivity: activities that promote the value of human diversity and inclusiveness of Indonesians in business, academia, government, and civil society. Areas of diversity include race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or other status.
- Length of performance period: Up to 12 months
- Number of awards anticipated: 5-10 awards.
- Awards may range from a minimum of $30,000.00 to a maximum of $100,000.00.
Participants and Audiences
PAS is only able to consider grants that will take place in Indonesia or online (ie, virtual programming) or a combination of in Indonesia and online (hybrid). The program should be primarily for Indonesians, though a wider array of audiences/participants will be considered. Preference is for programs that offer meaningful and repeat contact with influential Indonesians or Indonesians likely to develop into leaders in business, government, academic or civil society. Programs may promote U.S.-Indonesia relations, and include Americans. Programs may include a regional focus, looking at Indonesia in the context of ASEAN or the Indo-Pacific; and such regional programs may include participation from relevant countries. In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, applicants must provide contingency plans for how they plan to hold their events if in-person activities are limited due to social distancing.
Embassy Jakarta welcomes applications from:
- U.S.-based and Indonesia-based non-profit organizations/nongovernment organizations (NGOs);
- U.S.-based and Indonesia-based public, non-profit, private, or state institutions of higher education; and
- Public International Organizations / Public Entity
- Applications from organizations that include alumni of U.S. Government exchange programs are highly encouraged.
- For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply. Individual applicants are not eligible to apply.
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=337149