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Partnership Projects Competition

Grants to USA and Russia Organizations and
IHEs to Address Mutual Social Concerns

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Funding Source:

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Eurasia Foundation (EF) – US-Russia Social Expertise Exchange (SEE)

Deadline Date:

06/14/20 11:59 PM EST

Description:

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Grants of up to $43,000 to USA and Russia organizations and IHEs to address mutual social concerns. Projects must include organizations from both counties. Previously funded projects include the development of a system to encourage smoking cessation, applications to benefit deaf children, and programs to increase social inclusion of individuals with disabilities. Funding is intended for initiatives that will positively impact residents of both countries.

Through this Request for Applications (RFA), Eurasia Foundation’s (EF) U.S.-Russia Social Expertise Exchange (SEE) invites statements of interest from U.S. organizations seeking to establish collaboration with Russian partner(s) in joint pursuit of solutions to social issues of importance to both countries.

Teams composed of at least one US and Russian organization or higher education institution are invited to propose innovative bilateral initiatives that will benefit both countries and address a common issue in one of the four following socially-oriented themes:

  • Social inclusion
  • Technology and innovation for social good
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Youth engagement

EF will fund innovative ideas that leverage U.S.-Russian cooperation to implement unique solutions to pressing social problems in the above thematic areas.

Projects may request EF funding for projects that focus on various topics, including but not limited to increasing involvement of youth in the social sphere and cultivating their participation in international dialogue; increasing involvement of people with disabilities in social life, employment, and sports; and creating initiatives to encourage social entrepreneurship and technological innovation. Projects falling outside the four thematic areas will also be considered for funding if the project will facilitate greater understanding of shared values in the U.S. and Russia. Applicants are encouraged to include innovative methodologies and technologies to accomplish program goals and collaboration between U.S. and Russian peers.

Eligible expenses can be found in the "Use of Funds" tab on the URL for Full Text link below.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 187614

Estimated Size of Grant:

Project teams may request up to $43,000 in funding.

Term of Contract:

Funding is for a period of up to twelve months.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Projects must include one U.S.-based partner and one Russia-based partner as implementing organizations. Lead partners may also include other organizations/individuals as additional implementers to assist with project activities as necessary.

Russian federal, regional, state, and local government bodies; government-funded social institutions (e.g. orphanages, nature preserves); as well as federal academic and research institutions are not eligible to serve as project partners (except for student groups, which may do so).

Projects should avoid topics related to political activism or activity, or public policy reform.

Ineligible expenses can be found in the "Use of Funds" tab on the URL for Full Text link below.

Pre-Application Information:

All statements of interest should be submitted by 11:59 pm EST on June 14, 2020, to be considered for funding.

If this is the first time that an applicant has applied to an EF funding opportunity using the online grant management system, a representative from the organization must create an account on the grant management system by following the instructions on the right of the login page linked above.

After registering on EF’s grant management system, you will need to enter an access code to view the application form. Please use the following access code to access the application form: SEEProject.

Upon review of initial applications after June 14, 2020, prospective statements of interest will be invited to submit full funding applications. Semi-finalists will have a chance to consult directly with the SEE team during the full application process.

Partnership Projects: https://www.usrussiasocialexpertise.org/partnership-projects/

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=eurasia

If you encounter difficulty in completing the application process, please contact see@eurasia.org immediately for assistance.

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Geographic Focus:

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

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