Small Grants for Media Development

The United States of America and the Republic of Kazakhstan cooperate on a wide range of bilateral and regional issues, including the support of Kazakhstan’s intentions to increase journalistic professionalism and strengthen the competitiveness of Kazakhstani media.

The Embassy of the United

States announces this call for applications for grants to implement ideas to strengthen Kazakhstan’s media market in one of the following ways:
Project proposals must address one of the following themes:
Theme 1:
Innovative approaches to gathering or sharing news, particularly with younger audiences.Theme 2:
Promote professional journalism standards, particularly fact checking, verification, and fact-based reporting.Theme 3:
Support financial sustainability of media outlets in Kazakhstan, including alternative sources of revenue, by teaching media outlets about different business models and techniques for growing their audiences.Theme 4:
Support the development of peer-to-peer exchanges or grassroots networks of professionals for higher quality reporting, ethical and objective journalism, etc.

Theme 5:
Analyze trends in media consumption, disinformation/misinformation in Kazakhstan, and other biases.

For all themes, priority will be given to projects that yield concrete, measurable results.

Projects, consisting solely of conferences or roundtable discussions, theoretical research or surveys, or writing or publishing of books, are unlikely to be funded.
Agency: Department of State

Office: U.S. Mission to Kazakhstan

Estimated Funding: $130,000





Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
NSF Publication 20-580

Additional Information of Eligibility:
Non-governmental, non-profit and for-profit organizations registered in Kazakhstan or individuals are eligible for this program.

Applications from organizations registered outside of Kazakhstan, political groups carrying out partisan activities, and charity organizations will not be considered.

Only one concept paper may be submitted per eligible organization or individual.

Kazakhstan-based organizations should submit a copy of their certificate of registration from the appropriate government organization.

Full Opportunity Web Address:
http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf20580

Contact:


Agency Email Description:
Nur-Sultan Media Development Programs' Inbox

Agency Email:


Date Posted:
2020-06-09

Application Due Date:


Archive Date:
2020-08-08




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