GRANTS
GRANTS

DeadlineNameDescriptionAward AmountContact
July 15, 2016USG Alumni Grants 2016 by US Embassy Tbilisi, Georgia.ALUMNI Grants (PAS)

The U.S. Embassy announces guidelines for the 2016 ESF-funded Democracy Outreach/Alumni Program. This program allows the U.S. Embassy to provide support for U.S. Government (USG) alumni activities via alumni grants!
Up to $5,000Click here to find details.
OngoingThe Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation Grants ProgramThe Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation invites proposals from organizations and institutions in the countries of the Wider Black Sea Region on the Trust’s four programs:

Confidence Building
Cross-Border Initiatives
Eastern Links
Civic Participation (civic participation projects are in-country projects). Non-governmental organizations (NGOs), governmental entities including local governments, policy institutes, other associations legally registered in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Moldova, Romania, Turkey, Ukraine and Russia (Southern Russia), or in one of the countries of Central Europe and the Baltics.
BST grants generally range from $5,000 and $75,000, with most grants falling between $20,000 and $22,000More information can be found here


On a rolling basisNational Geographic Society/Waitt GrantsThe National Geographic Society/Waitt Grants Program funds projects that require venture capital, supporting exceptional projects while foregoing a time-consuming peer-review process. NGS/Waitt grants are able to fund “proof of concept” research for applicants at an earlier stage in their careers than other NGS grant programs. Special emphasis is placed on expedited grant processing and turnaround.

Eligibility
The National Geographic Society/Waitt Grants Program supports a variety of project, that are generally not covered by other sources of funding. Waitt Grants Program will fund worldwide internationals who are able to show a commensurate level of expertise and experience, but are not required to have an advanced degrees to be eligible for funding.
5.000-15.000 US dollarsMore information can be found here
On a rolling basis

STEP Beyond Travel Grant by European Cultural FoundationSTEP Beyond Travel Grants are designed for up-and-coming artists and cultural workers to travel between EU and EFTA (European Free Trade Association), and countries bordering the EU. Priority is given to individuals who are under 35 years old and/or who are in the first 10 years of their career. The STEP Beyond funding scheme emerged from previous mobility grant programmes such as Erasmus and APEXchanges.

Join the ECF STEP Beyond Lab to check if your travel plans are eligible and to submit your application. As well as offering a quick and easy application process, the networking platform also offers the opportunity to meet other applicants.

STEP Beyond Travel Grants from/to the countries of South Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia) and Turkey are jointly funded with the Open Society Foundation (OSF).
Covers travel expensesApply here

February 17, 2020Between the Lines: Peace and the Writing Experience residency programThe U.S. Embassy Baku is pleased to announce the call for Between the Lines: Peace and the Writing Experience residency program in Iowa City on July 11-25, 2020. This year’s version of Between the Lines (BTL) will bring together 30 writers, aged 15-18. All program activities will be in English and will include writing workshops, group and individual writing assignments, world literature seminars, cultural visits, and other local events.

Candidates should:
• be between the ages of 15-18 as of July 11, 2020 and Azerbaijani citizens
• be highly proficient in English (reading, writing, and speaking), and able to participate effectively in intercultural exchange
• indicate a serious interest in learning about the United States
• have a valid international passport
Selected participants’ (students and chaperones) program costs of the exchange, including travel, per diem, and other costs associated with their stay in the United States will be fully covered by the U.S. Department of State. BakuCulture@state.gov