The U.S. Embassy in Ankara announces its country-wide Grants Program. Funding is available to support projects that address one or more of the following key bilateral themes:
Call for Proposals is now OPEN as of November 7, 2019.
Call for Proposals will CLOSE on January 21, 2020, 17:00 Turkey Time
Support Shared Security:
Projects for consideration in this category could/should support and advance cooperation between the United States and Turkey in bilateral counterterrorism efforts and transnational crime as well as in NATO and other multilateral security organizations.
Strengthen Economic Prosperity – Promoting Innovation and Fostering Entrepreneurship:
Depending on the level of entrepreneurial opportunity and ability in the targeted region(s) for the activity, proposals here could include trainings to introduce the concept and principles of entrepreneurship, promote networking and mentorship opportunities, provide small-and-medium enterprise (SME) development planning, teach marketing and outreach techniques, foster research and development/innovation, etc.
Reinforce Democratic Values – Media:
Proposals should support journalists and/or citizen journalists through trainings or activities to bolster media literacy, investigative journalism, social media/internet publishing, research and fact checking, documentary film making, visual or other storytelling.
Reinforce Democratic Values – Freedom of Expression and Public Discourse:
Proposals should focus on activities to encourage cultural and arts projects promoting public discourse and freedom of opinion, such as through innovative forms of creative expression, reaching and teaching undeserved audiences (e.g., ethnic or religious minorities, LGBT, youth or women – or promoting awareness of their issues), encouraging respect of cultural and social diversity, pluralism and equity in cultural life and policy.
Foster Turkish and U.S. Ties:
Proposals for programs developing American Studies, English language teaching/learning, STE(A)M education among Turkish youth and which encourage study in the United States will be considered under this category.
Who can apply?
Legally registered civil society organizations and non-profit organizations such as associations (dernek) or foundations (vakıf) and individuals operating in Turkey. The Mission cannot give grants to commercial firms, not-for-profit firms, municipalities, or government establishments. Non-profit higher educational institutions (universities) can apply.
All organizations including civil society organizations, non-profit organizations and higher educational institutions must obtain a DUNS number, NCAGE code and register with www.SAM.gov. All are free of charge. This does not apply to individuals. For instructions on how to obtain a DUNS number, NCAGE code and register with www.SAM.gov, check the Additional Resources section of this page.
Organizations or individuals with an existing, open grant with the U.S. Embassy to Turkey are ineligible to apply for additional grants until the existing grant is closed.
The total amount requested per grant cannot exceed $80,000. Minimum amount for a grant is $5,000. Staffing costs should not exceed 25% of the total budget requested from the U.S. Embassy. The budget must be submitted in U.S. dollars.
Further details about the call for proposal and the application package is available on the Embassy webpage.