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NOFO: Accelerating STEM and Climate Ambitions Program (Luxembourg)

NOFO: Accelerating STEM and Climate Ambitions Program (Luxembourg)

Deadline: 15-May-23

The Public Diplomacy Section (PD) of the U.S. Embassy in Luxembourg, U.S. Department of State, announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out programs strengthening bilateral ties between the United States and Luxembourg on Accelerating STEM and Climate Ambitions.

The U.S. Embassy Luxembourg invites proposals from non-governmental organizations, think tanks, government institutions, academic institutions, and individuals for programs strengthening the bilateral ties between the United States and Luxembourg and Accelerating STEM and Climate Ambitions, including, but not limited to:

  • Programs that raise awareness about space and satellite technology, space exploration, biotechnology, green technology, clean energy, climate change, or the climate crisis. This could include educational programs for young people, trainings for educators, public debates, exhibits, etc.
  • Educational programs with a focus on interactive STEM skills, such as computer programming, coding, and robotics, or programs about the importance of protecting the environment, clean air and water and sustainability measures.
  • Projects that share American best practices in STEM and space research, climate change, sustainability, renewables, environmental protection, or biotechnology by bringing U.S. experts to engage with Luxembourg audiences.
Funding Information
  • Length of performance period: Twelve months
  • Award amounts: Awards may range from a minimum of $3,000.00 to a maximum of $15,000.00.
Participants and Audiences
  • The program participants and primary audience must include majority Luxembourgers.
  • All applicants for awards must identify their target audience and estimate the expected audience reach through indirect contact via social media, traditional media, or online meeting platforms.

Priority Region: Luxembourg.

Eligibility Criteria
  • The following organizations are eligible to apply:
    • U.S. or Luxembourgish not-for-profit, including think tanks and civil society/nongovernmental organizations.
    • Public and private educational institutions.
    • Public international organizations and governmental institutions.
    • Individuals (note that for-profit organizations are not eligible for this notice of funding opportunity. By extension, this means that an employee or owner of a for-profit organization may not apply as an individual solely to circumvent this restriction. If applying as an individual, you must include in your application an explanation of why you are uniquely qualified as an individual applicant.)
    • U.S. organizations applying for funding must partner with a Luxembourgish organization.
  • Please note that they will not fund the following:
    • Trade Shows,
    • Programs relating to partisan political activity,
    • Charitable or development activities,
    • Construction programs,
    • Fund-raising campaigns,
    • Scientific research,
    • Personal use,
    • Lobbying for specific legislation,
    • Programs intended primarily for the growth or institutional development of the organization,
    • Programs that duplicate existing programs, or
    • Alcohol.

For more information, visit Accelerating STEM and Climate Ambitions.

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