Deadline: December 5, 2022
Applications are open for the Eurasia Foundation U.S.-Russia Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Dialogue Programme 2022. Through this Request for Applications (RFA) and with the support of the U.S. Embassy Moscow, Eurasia Foundation (EF) invites project applications from P2P programme seeking to expand U.S.-Russian communication and cooperation.
EF will fund innovative projects promoting peer-to-peer collaboration and long-term engagement between Russians and Americans on topics of mutual interest.
Applicants may request up to $70,000 per project with the goal to create or expand U.S.-Russian ties. All project activities and deliverables should be completed within 12 months, starting from March 2023. All project activities must end before February 28, 2024. Applicants may propose a follow-on activity to a previous P2P project with an original concept note or may propose an entirely new project.
Applicants may request up to $70,000 per project. Use of funds throughout the project must be consistent with the implementers’ application budget. Furthermore, project funding may only be used for activities directly connected with the implementation of the project, such as:
- Direct costs of project-related events (e.g., organizing meetings, rental of conference facilities, translation services);
- Communication between partner organizations (e.g., phone, email, web conferencing);
- Funds used to conduct outreach and marketing activities, and dissemination of project deliverables (e.g., publications, email marketing, social media promotion, website maintenance costs);
- Prorated portion of salaries for project team members;
- Modest honoraria for key project experts;
- Other expenses, including indirect costs, directly related to project implementation.
- Public and private not-for-profit organizations registered in the U.S. or Russia at the time of application are eligible for funding. This includes nonprofit organizations, higher education institutions, schools, and other entities.
- For-profit and business institutions are not eligible to apply, with the exception of for-profit cultural organizations. While cultural for-profit organizations are eligible to apply, note that P2P project activities/deliverables (training, courses, handbooks, etc.) cannot be used to generate profit and should be open to public without any limitations.
- 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 honoraria to teachers, professors, museum workers, etc.) are not eligible for funding.
The following criteria will be used to evaluate project applications:
- Quality of the Project Idea: Need for the project must be clearly defined and well-supported. All goals and activities must be concrete, relevant, realistic, and non-political in nature.
- Project Planning: Partners, project participants, beneficiaries must all be clearly defined. The project timeline must be realistic and allow for sufficient project monitoring.
- Institutional Capacity: Implementers’ experience should be clearly linked to the topic of their proposed project. Implementers must also demonstrate a clear capacity to successfully administer the funding and achieve all proposed objectives.
- Cost Effectiveness: All budgeted funds are reasonable and efficient. Overhead and administrative components of the proposal, including salaries and honoraria, should be kept as low as possible.
Applicants should submit original project concept. Submitted concept notes that propose the same project as a previously submitted concept note will not be considered for funding.