Grants Programs

The U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation [receiving applications until November 4, 2020]

The U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) supports the preservation of cultural sites, cultural objects, and forms of traditional cultural expression in more than 100 developing countries around the world. AFCP-supported projects include the restoration of ancient and historic buildings, assessment and conservation of rare manuscripts and museum collections, preservation and protection of important archaeological sites, and the documentation of vanishing traditional craft techniques and indigenous languages. Cultural heritage endures as a reminder of the contributions and historical experiences of humanity. By taking a leading role in efforts to preserve cultural heritage, the U.S. shows its respect for other cultures. We are currently not accepting applications for this program.

University Partnership Program [currently not receiving applications]

The U.S. Embassy’s Public Affairs Section (PAS) has set aside funds to strengthen or establish academic partnerships between Serbian and American institutions of higher learning.  For more information about this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), please go to our University Partnership page.

Democracy Commission Small Grants Program [currently not receiving applications]

The overall goal of the Democracy Commission Small Grants program is to strengthen democracy, protect human rights, and support economic development in the Republic of Serbia, including in local municipalities outside Belgrade.  To be eligible for consideration, applicants must be a local, non-profit civil society or non-governmental organizations (CSOs or NGOs) or an independent media outlet legally registered in Serbia.

Alumni Small Grants Program [currently not receiving applications]

The Alumni Small Grants Program, apportioned for alumni of U.S. Government exchange programs, is intended to promote alumni leadership and networking, as well as facilitate cooperation with the U.S. Embassy Belgrade in strategic fields for the future of Serbia: strengthening the rule of law, promoting economic development, countering violent extremism and promotion of media literacy and critical thinking. The application period for this program is now open. For more information please read Alumni Small Grants Notice of Funding Opportunity 2020

Media Training & Development (MT&D) Small Grants Program [currently not receiving applications]

The U.S. Embassy’s Public Affairs Section (PAS) has set aside funds for the Media Training & Development (MT&D) Small Grants Program to fund individual projects that support the strengthening of the Serbian press and ensure the free flow of accurate information to keep Serbia’s citizens informed.  Grant projects take any number of forms, including workshops, courses, public debates, conferences, role-playing sessions, TED Talks, hackathons, online projects, summer camps, online projects, or other activities.  For more information about this funding opportunity, please read our FY2020 Media Training & Development NOFO announcement.

English Language Program Grants [currently not receiving applications]

The U.S. Embassy’s Public Affairs Section (PAS) has set aside funds for English Language Program Grants to help the citizens of Serbia strengthen their system of education, promote entrepreneurship and economic development, increase civic engagement, promote regional cooperation and stability, and make progress toward Serbia’s accession into the European Union.  Grant projects take any number of forms, including English language camps, conferences, workshops, courses, hackathons, online projects, or other activities. For more information, please read the English Language Programs Funding Opportunity 2020 announcement.

Annual Program Statement (Rolling Call For Proposals) [currently not receiving applications]

Public Diplomacy Small Grants issued through our Annual Program Statement aim to strengthen ties between American and Serbian citizens as we work together to make progress toward our shared goals.  Toward that end, PAS welcomes ideas for creative, engaging projects aimed at Serbian audiences that address the Embassy’s main objectives.  The U.S. is striving to strengthen the Serbian-U.S. relationship and explain U.S. culture, society and values to Serbian audiences.  We also want to lend assistance to the Serbian people through: promoting economic development; strengthening democracy;  protecting human rights; advancing regional stability and cooperation; and making progress towards accession into the European Union.  If you are looking for ideas, this year we are particularly interested in applications that focus on: 1) How to Respond to COVID-19; 2) Economic Resilience, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation; 3) Disability Issues; 4) Serbian-American Connections; 5) Confronting Global Challenges; 6) Joining the EU; 7) Regional Stability; 8) Education; 9) Cultural Dialogue; and 10) Outreach Through Sports.  For more information, please go to: https://rs.usembassy.gov/annual-program-statement-for-fiscal-year-2020/

Current and previous opportunities