The U.S. Mission Turkey of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for nonprofit organizations, higher education institutions and individuals to submit applications to carry out projects on one or more of the following key bilateral themes.
- Projects should have a public teaching/public dialogue or educational component. Applications with an American component are considered stronger.
- Priority Region: Proposals including activities located outside Turkey’s metropolitan areas are encouraged.
- Participants and Audiences: Projects focused on underserved communities (youth, women, LGBT, etc.) are encouraged.
Funding is available to support projects that address one or more of the following key bilateral themes:
- Support Shared Security
- Strengthen Economic Prosperity, Promote Innovation, Foster Entrepreneurship, and Improve the Digital Economy
- Reinforce Democratic Values
- Foster Turkish and U.S. Ties
- Length of performance period: Maximum 24 months
- Award amounts: Awards may range from a minimum of $5,000 to a maximum of $75,000
- Type of Funding: FY21 Smith Mundt Public Diplomacy Funds
- Anticipated program start date: May 2, 2022
- The following applicants are eligible to apply:
- U.S. and Turkish not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations
- Public and private higher educational institutions
- The U.S. Mission cannot give grants to high schools, commercial firms, not-for-profit companies (such as techno parks), municipalities, or government establishments.
- There are no such restrictions for project partners.
For more information, visit https://tr.usembassy.gov/education-culture/grant-opportunities/grants-program-december2021/