Donor: U.S. Mission to Iraq
Application procedure: Full Proposal
Donor base: United States
Reference number: DOS-BAGHDAD-PD-2024-002
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: 01.07.2024

Financial details

Grant size: Small - up to $100,000
Minimum grant size: 50.000$
Total available budget: 80.000$
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 80.000$
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Capacity Building
  • Governance & Democracy
  • Human Rights
  • Media & Journalism

Project Locations

  1. Asia



1) Objective

The U.S. Consulate General in Erbil of the U.S. Department of State has announced a grant opportunity to combat AI-generated disinformation. The program aims to build capacity among social media influencers, journalists, and journalism students in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region (IKR) and Kirkuk governorate. The rise of AI-generated disinformation poses significant threats to accurate and fair reporting, thereby endangering democratic processes.

This program will provide training to 15 social media influencers and 100 journalists or journalism students (with fewer than five years of service) on recognizing and countering AI-generated disinformation. The training will focus on understanding how AI is used to create disinformation, identifying disinformation, and effectively communicating these issues to the public without using scare tactics. Influencers will create at least two pieces of content on disinformation, while journalists and journalism students will publish at least two stories on the topic.

2) Eligibility

Eligible applicants include nonprofits with 501(c)(3) status with the IRS (excluding higher education institutions), nonprofits without 501(c)(3) status with the IRS (excluding higher education institutions), public and state-controlled institutions of higher education, and private institutions of higher education.

3) Location

Actions must take place in Iraq.

4) Budget

The estimated total program funding is $80,000, with an award ceiling of $80,000 and an award floor of $50,000. Only one award is expected to be made.

5) Application

Applications must be submitted by July 1, 2024. Interested applicants should ensure their programs align with the stated objectives and eligibility criteria. For further details and to access the full announcement, applicants can contact Rebeen K Wali, the Resource Coordination Specialist, through the provided contact information.

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