Call for Applications U.S.-Russia Social Expertise ExchangeGrants 27.03.2019
Deadline: 1 May 2019
Open to: teams composed of at least one US and Russian organization
Funding: up to $43,000
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.
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).
Projects may request funding of up to $43,000
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.