Donor: U.S. Embassy Malawi
Application procedure: Full Proposal
Donor base: United States
Reference number: PDS-LILONGWE-FY22-APS01
Eligible applicants: Individual, Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: 30.06.2022

Financial details

Grant size: Small - up to $100,000
Minimum grant size: 5.000$
Total available budget: 100.000$
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 100.000$
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Arts & Culture
  • Children & Youth
  • Education
  • Governance & Democracy
  • Human Rights
  • Media & Journalism
  • Research, Technology & Innovation
  • Women & Gender

Project Locations

  1. Africa



1) Objective 

PDS Lilongwe invites proposals for projects that strengthen ties between the United States and Malawi through programming that highlights 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. policies and perspectives in Malawi.

Examples of programs implemented through the PDS Small Grants Program include, but are not limited to:
• Academic and professional lectures, seminars, and speaker programs
• Artistic and cultural workshops, joint performances, and exhibitions
• Professional and academic exchanges and programs
• Cultural heritage conservation and preservation programs
• Initiatives aimed at maintaining contacts with alumni of U.S. exchange programs.

2) Eligibility 

PDS encourages applications from organizations located in Malawi, the United States or elsewhere: Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations with programming experience; Individuals; Non-profit or governmental educational institutions; Governmental institutions.

3) Location 

Actions must take place in Malawi.

4) Budget 

Funding ranges from $5,000 to $100,000. A detailed budget narrative is required. Grant projects generally must be completed in one year or less.

5) Application 

Applications may be submitted for consideration at any time before the closing date of June 30, 2022. A full application must be submitted.

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