The U.S. Consulate General, Public Affairs Section in Kolkata is soliciting proposals for a program entitled “Building a Strong, Vibrant, and Culturally Connected Indo-Pacific”.

Project Goal

Create cultural dialogues and exchanges as the basic framework for strengthening the partnership vision for the Indo-Pacific.

Project Objectives

Spur policymakers, academics, civil society partners, and community leaders to generate practical ideas on how their institutions can encourage a free, open,prosperous, and inclusive Indo-Pacific region. Through the use of art installations, choreographic pieces, film screenings, and discussionsin several eastern Indian cities,promote greater awareness and dialogue on how to promote Indo-Pacific peace and prosperity.

Project Audience

Regional male and female leaders and influencers, age 30-60, from academia, the arts, authors, and others in the creative communities, as well as policymakers.

Project Deliverables

  • Art installations, choreographic pieces, film screenings, exchanges, and strategic dialogues in India and bordering countries, bringing communities together.
  • Sustainable partnerships that strengthen interconnectedness and exchange across borders.

Funding Information

  • Estimated Total Program Funding: $120,000
  • Award Ceiling: $120,000
  • Award Floor: $75,000

Eligibility Criteria

  • The following organizations are eligible to apply:
    • Not-for-profit organizations
    • Civil society/non-governmental organizations
    • Think tanks
    • Public and private educational institutions
    • Individuals
    • Public International Organizations and Governmental institutions
  • Please choose organization nationality and type: International Not-for-Profit Organization.
  • Organizations may sub-contract with other entities, but only one, non-profit, non-governmental entity can be the prime recipient of the award. When sub-contracting with other entities, the responsibilities of each entity must be clearly defined in the proposal.
  • Cost sharing or matching is not required for this funding opportunity.
  • Pre-award costs are not an allowable expense for this funding opportunity.

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Name of the Organisation
Building a Strong, Vibrant, and Culturally Connected Indo-Pacific Department of State U.S. Mission to India
Grant Amount
USD 1,20,000
Closing date of Proposal
Friday, 15 May, 2020
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