|Donor:||U.S. Mission to Japan|
|Application procedure:||Concept Note|
|Donor base:||United States|
|Eligible applicants:||Individual, Non-Profit Organisation|
|Grant size:||Small - up to $100,000|
|Minimum grant size:||1.000$|
|Total available budget:||15.000$|
|Maximum grant size:||10.000$|
|Funding ratio:||up to 100%|
- Arts & Culture
- Capacity Building
- Economic Development
- Governance & Democracy
- Peace & Conflict Resolution
- Social Inclusion
The U.S. Consulate Fukuoka Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program. PAS Fukuoka invites Statement of Interest (SOI) for projects that strengthen cultural ties between the U.S. and Japan through cultural and exchange 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. policy and perspectives. Examples of PAS Small Grants Program projects include, but are not limited to: (1) Academic and professional lectures, seminars and speaker programs; (2) Artistic and cultural workshops, joint performances and exhibitions; or (3) Professional and academic exchanges and projects.
Priority Program Areas are: (1) U.S. – JAPAN BILATERAL RELATIONSHIP: Programs that seek to explain U.S. policies, culture, and values to Japanese audiences, resulting in a positive impact on the bilateral relationship; (2) REGIONAL SECURITY: Programs that address issues of regional security, non-proliferation, and countering violent extremism, as well as exchanges that promote multilateral cooperation and enhance stability in the Asia-Pacific region; (3) ECONOMIC GROWTH: Programs related to bilateral trade, investment, economic integration, entrepreneurship, innovation, intellectual property rights, and women’s empowerment; (4) SOCIAL ISSUES: Programs that seek to promote a better understanding of human rights and diversity and inclusion; (5) ENGLISH TEACHING: Programs that promote teacher training in areas related to English teaching, or those that enhance English learning among Japanese youth; and (6) EDUCATION: Programs related to promoting study in the United States, the internationalization of Japanese universities, and/or capacity the building of linkages between American and Japanese institutions of higher learning.
Eligible are: (1) registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations with programming experience; (2) non-profit or governmental educational institutions; (3) governmental institutions; and (4) individuals.
Actions must take place in Japan.
Total available funding is $15,000. Awards may range from a minimum of $1,000 to a maximum of $10,000. Length of performance period up to 24 months. Number of awards anticipated is 2 awards (dependent on your requested amounts for funding).
All application materials must be submitted by email to FACProgram(a)state.gov. Applications may be submitted for consideration at any time before the closing date of July 31, 2020 (EST).