Grant Opportunities

Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program – Malaysia

Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program – Malaysia

Deadline: 19-Sep-2024

The U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur 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.

Purpose of Small Grants
  • PAS Kuala Lumpur invites proposals for programs that strengthen ties between the U.S. and Malaysia through cultural and exchange programming that highlights shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation. All programs must include an American cultural element, or connection with American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives.
  • Examples of PAS Small Grants Program programs include, but are not limited to:
    • Subject-matter experts, academic and professional lectures, seminars and speaker programs.
    • Education and cultural programs, workshops, exhibitions and clinics.
    • Cultural heritage conservation and preservation programs.
    • Professional and academic exchanges and programs.
Priority Program Areas
  • Promotion of regional security cooperation, including countering violent extremism, countering disinformation, cybersecurity, and transnational threats.
  • Fostering shared interests in democracy, good governance and rule of law, including strengthening civil society, media freedom, human rights, and media literacy.
  • Advancing U.S. and Malaysian prosperity by advancing and deepening their bilateral economic and commercial partnership. Program could focus on topics such as trade and investment issues
  • Innovate together with Malaysia on climate, conservation, science, and technology. Programs could focus on topics such as environment and climate change, women/youth empowerment and technology/innovation.
  • Programs that advance mutual understanding of policies, values and perspectives.
Funding Information
  • Total available funding: $500,000
  • Award amounts: Awards may range from a minimum of $5,000 to a maximum of $99,000
  • Number of awards anticipated: 10 awards (dependent on amounts)
  • Anticipated program start date: Generally, six to eight weeks from when the project is selected for funding
Eligibility Criteria
  • The Public Affairs Section encourages applications from U.S. and Malaysia
    • Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations with programming experience
    • Individuals
    • Non-profit or governmental educational institutions
    • Governmental institutions
  • For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply.
  • The following types of programs are not eligible for funding through this announcement:
    • Requests with no connection to Malaysia;
    • Programs that do not contain a U.S. component;
    • Individual’s academic or scientific research;
    • Programs relating to partisan political activity;
    • Charitable or development activities;
    • Construction programs.

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