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U.S.-Russia Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Dialogue Program

Grants to USA and Russia Nonprofits and IHEs for Collaborative Projects in
Public Health, Science and Technology, Community Service, and the Arts

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Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Eurasia Foundation (EF)

Deadline Date:

05/31/19 11:59 PM EST


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Grants of up to $75,000 to USA and Russia nonprofit organizations, higher education institutions, and schools for collaborative projects that promote engagement, communication, and exchange of knowledge between the two countries. Interested applicants are required to submit a statement of interest prior to submitting a full proposal. Funding is intended to support innovative projects in areas such as science and technology, the arts, social inclusion, entrepreneurship, community service, volunteerism, and public health.

Eurasia Foundation’s Peer-to-Peer Dialogue Program (P2P) funds projects seeking to expand U.S.-Russian ties. Projects proposing U.S.-Russia partnerships between previously unaffiliated organizations will be given priority consideration.

Projects should emphasize U.S.-Russian collaboration and knowledge exchange in their design. While conducting the funded project, implementers should have varied and plentiful opportunities to substantively engage with their international partners. Engagement can be achieved through co-hosted webinars, joint events in the U.S. and Russia, bilateral presentations, international volunteer engagement, collaborative performances, or through other creative activities. Competitive projects will seek out project topics that can lead to productive international partnership and have potential to spark long-term peer-to-peer relationships. Funded projects must expand beyond pure research. Specifically, all P2P projects should include or culminate in concrete deliverable or deliverables, including but not limited to offering newly-developed training sessions, lectures, conferences, video/music productions, art exhibits, performances, etc..

Travel between the U.S. and Russia can be a valuable component of P2P projects and is allowable as part of project activities. All P2P-related travel should include multiple activities and should reach beyond common metropolitan areas in the U.S. (e.g., New York, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C.) and Russia (e.g., Moscow, St. Petersburg).

For a list of examples of eligible funding activities, see the URL for Full Text below.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 185819

Estimated Size of Grant:

Applicants may request up to $75,000 per project.

Term of Contract:

Projects that receive funding may vary in duration but must be completed within 12 months of launching.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

EF invites project applications from nonprofit organizations and institutions. Public and private organizations registered in the U.S. or Russia at the time of application are eligible for funding, with the exception of for-profit organizations (LLC, C Corp, etc.). This includes nonprofit organizations, higher education institutions, schools, and other entities. Experience working directly with international partners in the past is not required for this funding opportunity.

Projects that provide direct benefit to the Government of the Russian Federation at any level, including Russian government entities (museums, universities, schools, etc.) and Russian government officials or employees in any branch of government (including paying salary or honorarium to teachers, professors, museum workers, etc.) are not eligible for funding.

Organizations registered and/or located in any country other than the U.S. or Russia are not eligible to serve as project partners.

Organizations and partnerships that have applied to P2P in the past are eligible to apply for funding in the new round provided that an original concept note is submitted. (Submitted concept notes that propose the same project as a previously submitted concept note will not be considered for funding.)

EF will not fund projects that engage in political activism or lobbying, support public policy reform movements, or seek to sway public opinion about policy. In addition, funding may not be used for the following costs:

- Ongoing organization expenses;
- Construction expenses;
- Purchase of real estate, alcoholic beverages, entertainment, and business/first-class travel;
- Disbursements to organizations or institutions funded by the Russian government;
- Service/Repayment of debts.

Pre-Application Information:

To be considered for funding, applicants must submit their applications using EF’s online funding management platform by 11:59 p.m. EST on May 31, 2019.

Before being invited to submit a full funding application, all prospective applicants must provide a statement of interest application addressing the five questions included on the URL for Full Text indicated below. Applications that do not address all five questions will not be considered for funding. In consultation with the U.S. Embassy Moscow, EF will only invite organizations with the most prospective statements of interest to complete a full application form.

All applications must be submitted in English. Applications received in Russian will not be considered for funding.

For more information about the P2P Program:

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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For any questions about this opportunity, or if encountering any difficulties during the application process, please email

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USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.