Becoming a Responsible Consumer of Media

The U. S. Embassy in South Africa announces an open competition for organizations interested in implementing a series of workshops, lectures, media campaigns on Becoming A Responsible Consumer of Media over a one-year period to train trainers and educators to educate South Africans to be responsible

consumers of news.

• Help frame the teaching of responsible media consumption to adults and young adults in school settings, libraries, through social media platforms, via broadcast news, and in classrooms at the high school and university level.

• Focus on methods of identifying misinformation and disinformation and creative ways to educate people to take responsibility for their own media consumption habits .

• Create a responsible media consumption campaign tailored for South Africans to be rolled out following the workshops, with participants on board to amplify.

Activities should have an American component, demonstrating the shared values around freedom of information and responsible journalism in a democracy.

This could include, but is not limited to, engaging American experts on the topic, partnering with an American organization with similar aims, or using curriculum developed by an American expert or institution.

Please follow the instructions in the full notice.

Please disregard the note on the forms page, “If you are applying for a grant, please complete and submit your application using Workspace.” Applications should be emailed to

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Department of State

Agency: Department of State

Office: U.S. Mission to South Africa

Estimated Funding: $50,000

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Additional Information of Eligibility:
There are accreditation requirements with respect to the eligible entities listed above which allow both accredited and non-accredited entities to apply.

Either the applicant or a partner organization must be accredited.

Non-accredited applicants are only eligible if the Secretary has determined they are capable of carrying out the grant.

The applicant or partner organization MUST provide a statement that they are accredited, and must name their accrediting body and date of accreditation for verification purposes.

To receive grant funds for Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry, an applicant or partner organization must be accredited as noted below: • Schools of Medicine or Osteopathic Medicine must be accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

• Residency Training in Family Medicine, General Internal Medicine and/or General Pediatrics must be accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or AOA.

• Physician Assistant Training Programs must be accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA).

• Residency Training in General and Pediatric Dentistry must be accredited by the American Dental Education Association (ADEA).

• Faculty Development applicants must be from an organization accredited by the LCME, AOA, ACGME, and ARC-PA.

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