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U.S. Embassy Grants Program in Turkey

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted May 21, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on June 17, 2021
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U.S. Mission Turkey of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for nonprofit organizations, higher education institutions and individuals to submit applications to carry out projects on one or more of the key bilateral themes.

Priority themes:
• Support Shared Security;
• Strengthen Economic Prosperity, Promote Innovation, Foster Entrepreneurship, and Improve the Digital Economy;
• Reinforce Democratic Values;
• Foster Turkish and U.S. Ties.

Utilize This Offer

The following applicants are eligible to apply:
1. U.S. and Turkish not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society / nongovernmental organizations;
2. Public and private educational institutions;
3. Individuals.

The U.S. Mission cannot give grants to commercial firms, not-for-profit firms, municipalities, or government establishments. There are no such restrictions for project partners.

Projects should have:
a) a public teaching / public dialogue or educational component;
b) an American component;
c) a focus on underserved communities (youth, women, LGBT, etc.).

Preference will be given to individuals and organizations with a proven track record of executing superior cultural and NGO events and projects.

Applications that have in-kind or cost-sharing support are considered stronger.

Projects that have an established working Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) among all partners will also be considered stronger.

Proposals including activities located outside Turkey’s metropolitan areas are encouraged.

Awards may range from a minimum of US$5,000 to a maximum of US$50,000.

Applications received after the deadline of June 18, 2021 at 17:00 Turkey time will be considered ineligible.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
May 21
May 21

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you, in order to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required by calls such this one);
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal / project. Start now!!!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
7. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse, this website and/or its Resources section!
Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
May 24
May 24

Thanks, Ana!