Deadline: 15 June 2020
The U.S. Embassy in Ukraine of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a program to strengthen U.S.-Ukraine business relations and cultivate a better business environment in Ukraine while addressing social issues through “serious gaming.”
A successful applicant will introduce U.S. companies to the Ukrainian gaming industry and promote good corporate governance by creating a platform for U.S. developers to collaborate with their Ukrainian counterparts on tackling social issues through “serious games.” In doing so and through supplemental activities, you will offer Ukrainians an alternative to competitor technology sectors while promoting STEAM education and U.S. study.
The overarching strategic goals are to:
- strengthen U.S.-Ukraine business relations by providing a transparent platform for collaboration;
- cultivate a better business environment; and
- address Ukrainian social issues through the development of “serious games.”
- Funding Floor: $75,000
- Funding Ceiling: $100,000
- Project Performance Period: Proposed projects should ideally be planned for a period of no more than 18 months, starting in July 2020. Core program activities and monitoring should be completed within 6 months, and follow-on activities (including evaluation) should continue after that for no more than 12 months.
Participants and Audiences
You will target amateur Ukrainian game developers and recent graduates of relevant educational programs with ages ranging 18-30 for participation. Developing a plan to include women and marginalized communities is highly encouraged.
The following organizations are eligible to apply:
- U.S.-based not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations
- U.S.-based public educational institutions
Note: They welcome but do not require working with Ukraine-based sub-awardees. Sub-awardees must also be not-for-profit organizations or public educational institutions. The primary awardee must be a U.S.-based entity meeting the above criteria.
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=326935