The Public Affairs section of the U. S. Embassy in Ankara invites Turkish non-governmental, non-profit organizations to submit funding proposals for a nationwide youth innovation and entrepreneurship program in Turkey.
The goal of this program is to nurture creativity
among Turkish high school students while allowing them to acquire entrepreneurship skills and to create formal and informal ties between Turkish and American youth engaged in business education.
Proposal components may include but are not limited to distribution of educational materials, series of trainings, web-based education, information fairs, media events as well as exchange programs.
Requested funding for the program will last for 18 months and may not exceed $200,00 0. Applicants are encouraged to seek co-funding from non-U. S. Government sources.
Strong preference will be given to partnership projects (coalition of two or preferably more Turkish NGOs).
Deadline for submissions of proposals is August 21, 200 9. Programs should commence in September, 200 9.