Deadline: 31 January 2016
The U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) Large Grants Program supports the preservation of major ancient archeological sites, historic buildings and monuments, and major museum collections that are accessible to the public and protected by the law of Tanzanian government.
Appropriate project activities may include:
- preventive conservation (addressing conditions that damage or threaten the site)
- stabilization (reducing the physical disturbance [settling, collapse, etc.] of a site)
- conservation (addressing damage or deterioration to a collection or sites)
- consolidation (connecting or reconnecting elements of a site)
- anastylosis (reassembling a site from its original parts)
- restoration (replacing missing elements to recreate the original appearance of a site, usually appropriate only with fine arts, decorative arts, and historic buildings)
U.S. Mission Tanzania encourages AFCP proposals from reputable and accountable non-commercial entities, such as:
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- Non-governmental organizations;
- Government institutions dealing with cultural heritage and preservation; and
- Similar institutions and organizations those are able to demonstrate the requisite experience and capacity to manage projects to preserve cultural heritage.
Ineligible projects and specific line items include
U.S. Mission Tanzania will not consider the following types of project for AFCP:
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- Preservation or purchase of privately or commercially owned cultural objects, collections, or real property, including those whose transfer from private or commercial to public ownership is envisioned, planned, or in process but not complete at the time of proposal submission;
- Preservation of natural heritage (physical, biological, and geological formations, paleontological collections, habitats of threatened species of animals and plants, fossils, etc.);
- Preservation of hominid or human remains;
- Preservation of news media (newspapers, newsreels, radio and TV programs, etc.);
- Preservation of published materials available elsewhere (books, periodicals, etc.);
- Development of curricula or educational materials for classroom use;
- Archaeological excavations or exploratory surveys for research purposes;
- Historical research, except in cases where the research is justifiable and integral to the success of the proposed project;
- Acquisition or creation of new exhibits, objects, or collections for new or existing museums;
- Construction of new buildings, building additions, or permanent coverings (over archaeological sites, for example);
- Commissions of new works of art or architecture for commemorative or economic development purposes;
- Creation of new or the modern adaptation of existing traditional dances, songs, chants, musical compositions, plays, or other performances;
- Creation of replicas or re-creation of cultural objects or sites that no longer exist;
- Relocation of cultural sites from one physical location to another;
- Removal of cultural objects or elements of cultural sites from the country for any reason;
- Digitization of cultural objects or collections, unless part of a larger, clearly defined conservation effort;
- Conservation plans or other studies, unless they are one component of a larger project to implement the results of those studies;
- Cash reserves, endowments, or revolving funds (funds must be expended within the award period [up to five years] and may not be used to create an endowment or revolving fund);
- Costs of fund-raising campaigns;
- Indirect costs or operating expenses, i.e. expenses incurred during the day-to-day operational activities of an organization, such as office rent, utilities, license fees, and other costs for administrative time, services, or materials not directly related to performing project work;
- Contingency, unforeseen, or miscellaneous costs or fees;
- Costs of work performed prior to announcement of the award;
- International travel, except in cases where travel is justifiable and integral to the success of the proposed project;
- Travel or study for professional development;
- Individual projects costing less than $200,000; or
- Independent U.S. projects overseas.
How to Apply
U.S. Mission Tanzania’s AFCP Large Grants Program competition process is divided into two rounds:
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- Round One- Project Abstract (due January 31, 2016); and
- Round Two- Full Proposals (due March 15, 2016)
Applications must be submitted via email.
For more information, please visit AFCP.
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