U.S. Embassy in Norway Small Grants Program

Grant Size $10,000 to $100,000   ,   Closing Date


The Public Diplomacy Section (PDS) at the U.S. Embassy in Oslo through its Small Grants Program is supporting eligible organizations and individuals in the implementation of programs advancing U.S.-Norway relations.

PDS Oslo invites Statements of Interest (SOI) for programs that will help Norwegians gain a better understanding of the United States through cultural and exchange programming that highlights shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation. This is a two-tier competitive process, where the submission of the SOI is the first step.

Priority Program Areas
  • All programs must include an American cultural 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.

  • They accept grant proposals on a rolling basis until the submission deadline, and are especially interested in projects and programs that:

    • Address global security challenges and increase understanding of the NATO alliance

    • Engage Norwegians on Arctic issues, with a priority on youth, entrepreneurship and technology

    • Increase co-operation focused on the green transition and tackling climate change

    • Partner with Norwegian government, business, media and civil society to counter growing malign influences in the media

    • Promote diversity and inclusion, and showcase the diversity of the United States

    • Preserve and conserve cultural heritage, especially the heritage of indigenous cultures and/or historically disadvantaged minorities

    • Inform Norwegian youth about their shared values

    • Promote U.S. higher education

  • In addition, they welcome grant proposals that include the following:

    • Collaboration across borders (for example, speaker tours involving other Nordic countries)

    • Cost sharing and partnerships with other organizations

    • Projects outside of Oslo

    • Projects from alumni of State Department exchange programs

  • Examples of PAS Small Grants Program programs include, but are not limited to:

    • Academic and professional lectures, seminars, and speaker programs

    • Artistic and cultural workshops, joint performances and exhibitions

    • Cultural heritage conservation and preservation programs

    • Educational and informational public programs

Funding Information
  • Maximum for each Award: USD 1,000-USD 24,000

  • Length of performance period: Proposed projects should be completed in 12 months or less. In exceptional and justified cases, the Embassy will consider extending the project performance period.


  • The following organizations are eligible to apply:

    • Not-for-profit organizations/associations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations

    • Educational institutions

    • Individuals

    • Foreign Public Entities (FPE), for example: Public International Organizations and Governmental institutions

  • Grants cannot be used to fund religious or partisan political activity or for: fundraising campaigns; commercial projects or for-profit ventures; individual academic research projects; construction projects; or projects whose primary objective is an organization’s institutional development or an individual’s personal enrichment or career development.

  • Applicants are only allowed to submit one proposal per organization.

Post Date: January 05, 2024

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