Media and Information in Russia

U. S. Embassy Moscow’s Public Affairs Section (PAS) is pleased to announce “Media and Information in Russia,” which supports American and Russian engagement in the area of traditional and citizen journalism, press freedom, and media literacy.

Funding for this program is now available

through our PAS grants office.

This call for proposals outlines our funding priorities, strategic themes, and the procedure for submitting requests for funding.

Applicants may apply for funding for any amount up to $200,00 0. Maximum for Each Award:
$200,00 0. You do not need to submit a grant request for the maximum amount.

Submit a budget that suited to your organization's capacity and tailored to accomplish your goals.

Note that smaller awards may be approved more quickly.

Deadline for Applications:
Rolling until June 1, 202 1. Applications are reviewed every month, and funds are distributed as needed on a first-come-first-served basis.

Feel free to submit your application at any time between now and June 1. Some grants will be awarded immediately, but in some cases, grant funding will not be available until September 202 1. Please carefully follow all instructions below.

Please use the grant application document and budget template found on our website.Purpose:
PAS Moscow invites proposals for projects that promote an understanding of freedom of the press, good journalistic practices, increased access to reliable information, and improved media literacy for the Russian people.

The proposal can also promote a broader understanding of a free press and society’s need for free access to information.

Competitive proposals should also include a connection with American expert(s), organization(s), or institution(s) that will promote increased cooperation between the people of the United States and Russia even after the program has ended.

COVID-19 disclaimer:
Out of an abundance of caution, due to the ongoing pandemic, PAS Moscow cannot fund projects that involve travel or in-person interaction at this time.

Any proposal that includes an in-person element must also explain how the program would take place virtually in the likely event that in-person activities remain impossible.

Proposals that do not include such a plan may not be given further consideration by the grants committee.

Proposals can include, but are not limited to, the following themes:
Journalism · Promote improved investigative journalism and raise awareness of how investigative journalism can identify issues of social concern and report on illegal, irregular, or abusive actions;· Examine the rights and responsibilities of a free press in a democratic society; Information:· Improve access to information to Russians, especially young Russians and those from traditionally underrepresented or at-risk communities; · Create toolkits to better detect misinformation and disinformation.

Proposals may NOT:· Solely benefit one Russian or American entity, business, or university.· Generate income.

All income generated from grant projects must be used to further the goals of the programs.

For example, income earned through a demonstration project must be used to extend the duration of the project or fund more participants.· Should not primarily focus on academic or scientific research.

Deadline for Applications:
Rolling until June 1, 2021Total Amount Available:
Amount pending funds availabilityMaximum for Each Award:
$200,000Who may apply:
U. S. and Russian nonprofits, institutions of higher education, NGOs and civil society, museums, parks, reserves, and community organizations.

Corporate entries and individuals may only receive grant funding in limited circumstances.

Please email us if you have questions about funding for corporations or individuals.

Corporate entries and individuals may only receive grant funding in limited circumstances.

Please email us if you have questions about funding for corporations or individuals.

Please download the instructions and budget template.
Related Programs

Public Diplomacy Programs

Department of State

Agency: Department of State

Office: U.S. Mission to Russia

Estimated Funding: $500,000

Who's Eligible

Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
Link to full grant announcement, including additional requirements

Additional Information of Eligibility:
Other Eligible Applicants include the following: Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions; Eligible Agencies of the Federal Government; Faith-based or Community-based Organizations; Hispanic-serving Institutions; Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs); Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Other than Federally Recognized); Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Organizations); Regional Organizations; Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs) ; U. S. Territory or Possession.

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