**The 2018 deadline for this opportunity has passed or the internal application slot has been granted. Updated information will be posted when the next funding cycle opens.**


US Embassy Ankara Public Affairs Grant Program Solicitation

Program Summary

The U.S. Embassy Ankara, Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a program to Support Shared Security, Strengthen Economic Prosperity or Reinforce U.S. - Turkish Shared Values.

Priority Region: Projects located outside Turkey’s largest cities are considered stronger.

Program Objectives:

  • Support Shared Security – Projects that support and advance cooperation between the U.S. and Turkey on defeating ISIS/Daesh and other extremist groups; projects in Turkey that support advancing stability in Syria; all facets of counterterrorism efforts; and transnational crime. Also projects that support and advance cooperation between the United States and Turkey in NATO and other multilateral security organizations.
  • Strengthen Economic Prosperity – Projects which promote trade and investment with the United States, and support entrepreneurship and innovation. Projects which support science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education among Turkish youth.
  • Reinforce U.S.-Turkish Shared Values – Projects which build mutual understanding and promote U.S.-culture, including American Studies, English teaching/learning, music, art, sports, and education, and encourage study in the United States. Also projects that support human rights, women’s and youth empowerment, LGBT rights, diversity, acceptance of minority groups, and other areas of mutual interest that promote freedom and democracy.


CU Internal Expression of Interest Deadline: N/A; email ltdsubs@colorado.edu if interested

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline: 7:00am MST March 28, 2018


There are no special eligibility requirements.

Limited Submission Guidelines

Applicants are only allowed to submit one proposal per organization.

Award Information and Duration

The total amount requested per grant cannot exceed $100,000 (minimum amount is $5,000). Staffing costs should not exceed 25% of total budget requested.

Maximum length of performance period is 24 months.