Deadline: 31 January 2020
The U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State is seeking applications for its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program.
PAS Phnom Penh invites proposals for projects that strengthen ties between the U.S. and Cambodia through cultural and exchange programming that highlight shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation. All programs must include an American cultural element, or 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 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.
Awards may range from a minimum of $4,000 to a maximum of $20,000.
Priority Program Areas
A yearlong 2020 endeavor to highlight the 70th anniversary of U.S.-Cambodia diplomatic relations demonstrating efforts to protect and preserve Cambodian cultural heritage, celebrate Cambodia’s recent progress and development and their enduring commitment to bilateral relations.
- Affirming support of and respect for human rights and LGTBQI focused outreach.
- Protection of press freedoms and countering disinformation in a changing media landscape.
- Strengthening the understanding of civic engagement: making use of the interconnections of modern society to strengthen democracy.
- Promoting a Free and Open Indo-Pacific Region.
- Protecting the environment and strengthening resolve to tackle regional issues including but not limited to Lower Mekong issues, food security, water and energy challenges.
- Promoting economic growth and sustainable development by encouraging fair and reciprocal trade and transparent, high-quality investment and empowering women and youth to spur economic growth.
- Promoting the development of STEM education among Cambodian youth.
Participants and Audiences
This funding opportunity is available to organizations and individuals who are interested and have experience working with the above topics. The audiences should target the groups, depending on the focus of the project.
- The Public Affairs Section encourages applications from U.S. and Cambodia
- Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations with programming experience
- Non-profit or governmental educational institutions
- Governmental institutions
- For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply.
How to Apply
Applicants can apply via given website.
For more information, please visit https://kh.usembassy.gov/public-affairs-section-notice-of-funding-opportunity-2020/