U.S. Embassy in Portugal announces Annual Program Statement

Deadline: 31 July 2019

The U.S. Embassy Lisbon Office of Public Affairs (OPA) of the U.S. Department of State has announced that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program.

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OPA invites proposals from individuals, non-governmental organizations, think tanks, and academic institutions for projects that strengthen the bilateral ties between the U.S. and Portugal. OPA will only consider grants that have an American component or aspect in their proposal.

Examples of PAS Small Grants Program projects include, but are not limited to

  • Academic and professional lectures, seminars and speaker programs
  • Artistic and cultural workshops, joint performances and exhibitions
  • Cultural heritage conservation and preservation projects
  • Professional and academic exchanges and projects
  • Professional development workshops and training

Priority Program Areas

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  • Media Literacy and Countering Misinformation: activities that promote media literacy and critical thinking, resist malign influence, and counter disinformation.
  • Trade and Investment: activities which support the expansion of U.S. exports and investments, improve the connections between U.S. and Portuguese businesses, and/or expand economic opportunities for women and underserved populations.
  • Technology and Innovation: activities which support cooperation in such areas as space exploration, energy, firefighting, and reforestation, as well as solutions to transnational, regional, and global challenges, including cybersecurity, terrorist, environmental, and health threats.
  • Azores or Madeira: activities focus on or are connected to the Azores or Madeira, which promote economic development and support business and cultural linkages to the U.S.
  • Student Mobility:activities which promote exchanges and mobility for American and Portuguese higher education students.

Funding Information

Awards may range from a minimum of $3,000 to a maximum of $25,000.

Participants and Audiences

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OPA Lisbon requests that all applicants for awards stipulate who their target audience is (age/gender/geographic break down) and estimate the expected audience reach through direct contact and if possible through indirect contact (via social media or traditional media).

Eligibility Criteria

The Public Affairs Section encourages applications from U.S. and Portugal who are:

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  • Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations with programming experience
  • Individuals
  • Non-profit or governmental educational institutions

How to Apply

Applicants must be submit their applications via email at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit https://pt.usembassy.gov/education-culture/small-grants-program/

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  • Avatar Mbasso Festus Ngeh says:

    Thanks for your kind consideration Sir/ma.

  • Avatar Mbasso Festus Ngeh says:

    Sir/ma, our mission is to visit places undertake an on the-spot assessment of their living condition in other to ascertain their critical needs and challenges, as well as how best we can help them.

    Benevolent organization of all Nations ( BOOAN ) is a non profit ,non governmental , charity organization on a mission to affect and impact the lives of the less privileged and vulnerable. We are a platform by which local and international development partners come together to collaborate towards initiating and executing strategic and sustainable developmental initiatives for groups and individuals.

    We will indeed be very humored if your organization grants us this authorization to work in collaboration. Thanks for your kind consideration as we await your prompt response.

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