The U. S. Embassy Argentina Public Affairs Section (PAS) announces the availability of funding through its Public Diplomacy Grants Program.
This Annual Program Statement outlines funding priorities, strategic themes, and procedures for submitting requests for funding.
PAS will accept applications
on a rolling basis until December 31, 201 9. The Grants Program supports projects proposed by U. S. and Argentine academic, cultural, educational, and other non-profit organizations and/or individuals that fulfill U. S. Embassy goals and objectives:
to promote economic prosperity and security through academic and cultural initiatives seeking to increase understanding between U. S. and Argentine people and institutions.
The Grants Program assists organizations in carrying out programs, providing new opportunities for citizen engagement, sharing best practices, and promoting and advancing issues of public importance, focused on the following topics:
Entrepreneurship;English language teaching and learning; (priority:
training secondary school teachers of underserved populations and English language teaching in institutions of higher education); Democracy; Transparency and the Rule of Law; Cultural, artistic, and athletic activities (priority:
those aimed at improving social inclusion) Science and technology cooperation; Examples of prior projects include, but are not limited to:
U. S. experts conducting speaking tours/public talks or roundtable discussions with counterparts in Argentina; Joint U.S.-Argentina conferences or meetings that produce concrete advances or other results; Projects showcasing U. S. models or curricula; Development of initiatives aimed at maintaining contact with alumni of our prior exchange programs; Creative projects that advance one or more of the priority areas.
Emerging voices, including civil society leaders; Business leaders and entrepreneurs; Established opinion leaders, including cultural and/or academic institution leadership; Residents of Argentine provinces outside of the city of Buenos Aires.
Activities not typically approved include, but are not limited to:
Investments that primarily benefit only one or a few businesses or individuals, Scholarships for the study of English; conference attendance or study tours to the United States, Proposals that are inherently political in nature or that contain the appearance of partisanship/support or electoral campaigns, Proposals with the main purpose of publication of books/pamphlets/websites/applications, Exclusively scientific research projects, Projects that require more than two years to implement, Purchase of equipment, vehicles, construction, or construction materials, Exchange programs with countries other than the U. S. and Argentina, Programs or exchanges focused on children under 13 years of age, Projects that support specific religious activities.