Public Diplomacy Funding Opportunities

Open for Application

Funding Opportunity Description

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U.S. Embassy South Africa Public Affairs Section, U.S. Department of State (PAS) is pleased to announce that funding is available for the following project:

The grantee will work in coordination with the Public Affairs Section – Regional English Language Office in Pretoria, to manage the logistics for two-day Work Shadow visits by a pair of gifted young South Africans to Mission Pretoria as a guest of the Chargé d’Affaires.  Participants will observe the daily workings at the US Embassy as well as attend local programs.  The program will occur twice in FY 19.

Institutions interested in bidding on this grant are asked to submit a quote to support and manage the following:

  • Travel logistics to Pretoria for two pairs of students with chaperones (from outside Gauteng). Travel will include roundtrip transportation from home city to Pretoria.
  • Logistics and expenses for a two-day work shadowing in Pretoria including overnight accommodation and meals for students and chaperones.
  • Half-day visit(s) from English Access Microscholarship group (45 students) to Pretoria for an event hosted by the Chargé A’affaires.  This is a one-day event, with Access students arrive by bus from Gauteng.

The grantee will communicate with the students and their instructors, make arrangements for travel to and accommodation in Pretoria, and coordinate payment of travel allowances or other related expenses to the students and chaperones.

The successful grantee will demonstrate an ability to effectively handle funds, coordinate logistics, finalize payments in a timely manner, and report on progress to the Regional English Language Office

The authorizing statute for this funding opportunity is the Fulbright-Hays Act.

Award Information
  • Funding Instrument Type: Grant.
  • Maximum amount for the award: $10,000.00 (pending availability of funds)
  • Project start date: December 1, 2018
  • Project end date: August 31, 2019
Eligibility Information
  • PAS/RELO encourages applications from U.S. and South African registered not-for-profit civil society/non-governmental organizations with programming experience.
  • PAS/RELO encourages applicants to provide cost-sharing from additional sources in support of the project.