Small Grants Program – closing 31 Mar

Through its Public Affairs Section, the U.S. Embassy in London is once again inviting proposals for projects that have a capacity to strengthen bilateral ties between Northern Ireland and the United States.

Applications are welcome before March 31, 2020 from individuals, non-governmental organizations, think tanks, government institutions, and academic institutions.

The process is not particularly lengthy and current priority program areas are as follows.

  • U.S. Elections: Activities that promote an understanding of the 2020 U.S. elections and the U.S. electoral college through nonpartisan programs.
  • Security and Defense: Activities that promote transatlantic security; combat transnational, regional, and global challenges, including cybersecurity, terrorism, and violent extremism; and encourage resistance to malign influence and disinformation.
  • Prosperity, Trade, and Investment: Activities that encourage a nuanced understanding of U.S. agricultural practices and industries, support the expansion of U.S. exports and investments, improve the connections between U.S. and UK businesses, and/or expand economic opportunities for women, youth, and underserved populations.
  • Technology and Innovation: Activities that support cooperation in such areas as space exploration, agricultural technology, cybersecurity, and entrepreneurship.
  • Shared Values and Interests: Activities that promote the U.S.-UK Special Relationship and build people-to-people ties, including but not limited to VE Day and Mayflower commemorative programs.
  • Student Mobility: Activities that promote exchanges and training opportunities for U.S. and UK higher education and vocational students.

Deadline for Applications:

  • 31 March, 2020, 17:00 GMT
  • 30 June, 2020, 17:00 GMT

To apply

Full application details and submission information can be found here:

Examples of small grants program projects include but are not limited to:

  • Academic and professional lectures, seminars, and speaker programs
  • Artistic and cultural workshops, joint performances, and exhibitions
  • Cultural heritage conservation and preservation projects
  • Professional and academic exchanges and projects; and
  • Professional development workshops and training.

The selection process is administered by the Embassy in London but numerous Northern Ireland entities have benefitted from the program.

Deadline for Applications: March 31, 2020, 17:00 GMT

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