U.S. Embassy Brasilia Public Affairs Section Annual Program Statement FY 2021

Department of State U.S. Mission to Brazil
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Fellowships

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BRAZIL-PAS-FY21-02

The Public Affairs Section at the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia is publishing this Annual Program Statement, which outlines program priorities and themes for this year. This document also outlines specific procedures for submitting funding proposals. U.S. Embassy in Brasilia invites proposals that promote understanding of U.S. foreign policy priorities, shared democratic values, the benefits of innovation and entrepreneurship, and the value of future job skills. All proposals must include an American element, or connection with American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives. This Annual Program Statement focuses exclusively on the Embassy of Brasilia鈥檚 Consular District, which includes the states of Acre, Amap谩, Amazonas, Goi谩s, Mato Grosso, Par谩, Rond么nia, Roraima, and Tocantins, and the Federal District. Programs focused on other areas of Brazil are not eligible under this Annual Program Statement but may be eligible under Program Statements issued at other U.S. Consulates or Branch Offices in Brazil, and may be found on their websites. U.S. entities, with the geographic focus noted above, are eligible to apply independently or as a partner to a Brazilian organization. This notice is subject to availability of funds. The U.S. Embassy in Bras铆lia expects to make awards from $5,000 to $20,000 and makes no guarantee that any funds will be awarded under this Annual Program Statement. COVID-19 SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT TO ALL POTENTIAL APPLICANTS: In light of the restrictive travel and public gathering environments caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Embassy in Bras铆lia expects interested applicants to submit proposals that include a virtual programming option. Depending upon the public health restrictions in force at the time the program takes place, applicants should have plans to execute in-person, hybrid, or virtual programming. You may reflect these options in the budget submitted. As always, submitted budgets are subject to negotiation and approval by the Grants Officer before finalizing any grant award. The Embassy seeks project proposals in the following Priority Program Areas: 路 U.S. FOREIGN POLICY: Programs that help Brazilian audiences analyze, debate, and understand U.S. foreign policy. 路 DEMOCRATIC VALUES: Programs that strengthen civil society and promote human rights, women鈥檚 empowerment, diversity, racial equity, rule of law, freedom of the press, and other democratic values. Also, programs that counter misinformation or disinformation. 路 INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Programs that aim to build capacity in both areas and focus on inclusion of under-represented groups. 路 STEAM LEARNING: Programs that help underrepresented communities learn, adopt, and thrive from Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education and activities, including programs that help young people learn future job skills, such as coding, IoT, creative thinking, as well as connecting it all to the importance of learning English. 路 EDUCATION: Programs related to promoting study in the United States, the internationalization of Brazilian universities, and/or capacity the building of linkages between American and Brazilian institutions of higher learning. Also, programs that promote English-language teaching and/or learning. 路 THE AMAZON AND THE ENVIRONMENT: Programs that promote forests and biodiversity while improving the prosperity and well-being of indigenous peoples and local communities in the Amazon. Also, programs that promote the sustainable use of biodiversity, through the development of the bioeconomy. Activities that may be funded include, but are not limited to 路 Public-facing programs that include subject matter experts explaining aspects of U.S. foreign policy to Brazilian audiences 路 Skills building and education programs that promote democratic processes, civil engagement, media literacy, etc. 路 Programs that teach entrepreneurship and promote social and economic inclusion for underserved communities 路 Activities and programs that help young people learn technology-based job skills. Activities that are not typically funded include, but are not limited to: 路 Social welfare or humanitarian projects 路 Paying to complete activities begun with other funds 路 Projects that are inherently political in nature or that contain the appearance of partisanship or support of individual or single party electoral campaigns 路 International travel, unless specifically justified within the project 路 Citizen exchange programs with other foreign countries 路 Political party activities 路 Construction 路 Projects that support specific religious activities.
Categories: Other (see text field entitled "Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity" for clarification).

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Posted on:

Application Deadline:

Expired

Type

Fellowships

Reference Number

BRAZIL-PAS-FY21-02

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