The U. S. Embassy Bratislava Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U. S. Department of State is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program.
This is an Annual Program Statement, outlining our funding priorities, the strategic themes we focus on,
and the procedures for submitting requests for funding.
Please carefully follow all instructions below.
Purpose of our Small Grants Program:
PAS Bratislava invites proposals for programs that strengthen societal and cultural ties between the U. S. and Slovakia through programming that highlights shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation.
All programs should include a clear American component - a collaboration with American people, expert/s, organization/s, and or institution/s that will promote increased U.S.-Slovak ties and mutual understanding.
Project proposals should have an intrinsic public diplomacy objective in support of the Priority Program Areas listed below.
Priority Program Areas:
Supporting Slovakia’s transatlantic orientation by addressing hybrid threats, including disinformation and cyber security.
Supporting Slovakia’s capacity to uphold rule of law anti-corruption efforts and increased transparency.
Strengthening independent media and journalism and helping to foster critical thinking.
Promoting economic prosperity, energy security, and entrepreneurship through partnership with the U.S., including innovative approaches to technology.
Contributing to Slovakia’s efforts to support human rights and foster a culture of tolerance and inclusion of minorities.
Encouraging women’s empowerment.
Promoting cross-cultural understanding and supporting highly specialized English language learning in Slovakia.