U.S.-Russia Peer-to-Peer Dialogue Program: Fostering Greater Contacts between Americans & Russians

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Deadline: 24 May 2016

The U.S. Department of State, U.S. Embassy Moscow is seeking proposals from U.S and Russian organisations for FY 2016 U.S.-Russia Peer-to-Peer Dialogue Program with an aim to help foster greater contacts between Americans and Russians by supporting unique projects centered on Russian-American, peer-to-peer collaboration, including an exchange of best practices between Russians and Americans on a topic of mutual interest.

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Projects must be non-political in nature and focus on Russian-American peer-to-peer dialogue or people-to-people engagement on themes of mutual interest that support greater understanding of shared values, institutional and professional development and strengthen the awareness of the merits of inclusive societies.

Funding Information: Availability of funds are up to $1,650,000.

Eligibility Criteria

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Proposals may be accepted from U.S. or Russian organizations that meet the following criteria:

  • U.S. public and private non-profit organizations and academic institutions (both public and private) meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 USC 501(c)(3).;
  • Russian non-commercial organizations and academic institutions that are not owned, funded or controlled by the Government of the Russian Federation.
  • Any proposed sub-partners or sub-grantees must also meet the above parameters.
  • Commercial firms are not eligible to apply under this program.
  • Previous Peer-to-Peer grantees and sub-grantees/partners are not eligible to apply.
  • Peer-to-Peer projects may focus on any theme that is not political in nature, including, but not limited to higher education, cultural exchange, journalism, environment, community development, social services, public health, civil society, etc.
  • Projects should be original, creative, and dynamic and focus on sharing innovative practices unique to each country.
  • Potential activities may include but are not limited to short-term exchanges, web-chats, seminars, interactive training, the development of online resources, and classroom activities.
  • Potential applicants must ensure that program activities are directly tied to the goals of the project, and are encouraged to introduce new and unique approaches to facilitating peer-to-peer interaction and the exchange of best practices.
  • Successful projects will be results-driven and have a multiplier effect.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can request for application packages via given website.

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For more information, please visit U.S.-Russia Peer-to-Peer Dialogue Program.