Call for Applications U.S.-Russia Social Expertise Exchange


Deadline:  1 May 2019
Open to: teams composed of at least one US and Russian organization​
Funding: up to $43,000

Description

Eurasia Foundation’s US-Russia Social Expertise Exchange (SEE) is pleased to announce the launch of its 2019-2020 project competition. Teams composed of at least one US and Russian organization 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, community engagement and volunteerism, social entrepreneurship, youth engagement and mentorship

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 funding of up to $43,000 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 community engagement initiatives to encourage environmental sustainability or otherwise improve quality of life.

Eligibility

Projects must meet the following criteria to be eligible:

  • Projects must address one or more of SEE’s four thematic areas (Social Inclusion, Community Engagement and Volunteerism, Social Entrepreneurship, and Youth Engagement and Mentorship).
  • 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.
  • Project applications must be submitted by the U.S.-based partner on behalf of the partnership. EF will only disburse funds to the U.S. lead organization to manage on behalf of the partnership.
  • Projects must achieve clear and measurable impact with equal or near-equal benefit to both the U.S. and Russia.
  • Projects must impact at least 250 direct beneficiaries in each country (500 total).
  • Projects may not directly engage in political activism, public policy reform, or the influence of public opinion.
  • 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).

Funding

Projects may request funding of up to $43,000

Application

To be considered for funding, the initial statement of interest must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. EST on May 1, 2019.

In order to apply, register HERE.

If you have any questions, please write to:  see@eurasia.org.

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