Grant Size :  

$10,000 to $100,000

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Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program - Singapore


The U.S. Embassy Singapore Public Diplomacy Section (PDS) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program.

Each year, U.S. Embassy Singapore awards a limited number of grants and cooperative agreements, which are also called federal assistance awards, to support activities and exchanges linking the United States and Singapore with the aim of strengthening the bilateral relationship and people-to-people connections. 

  • The program supports organizations or individuals that engage Singaporeans in activities that strengthen ties between the United States and Singapore or the region. All programs must include an American cultural element, or connection with American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s in fields that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policies, perspectives, or values. 

  • U.S. Embassy Singapore is particularly interested in funding programs including but not limited to:

    • Academic and professional lectures, seminars, and speaker programs;

    • Artistic and cultural workshops or performances;

    • Professional and academic enrichment or development activities; or

    • Other programs that build people-to-people connections between Americans and Singaporeans.

Thematic Priorities
  • U.S. Embassy Singapore Small Grants fund programs that:

    • Support entrepreneurship, innovation, and increased economic opportunities;

    • Address transnational threats including disinformation and other cybercrimes;

    • Advance awareness of safety and security, health, and environmental cooperation between the United States and Singapore and its importance to the region;

    • Promote the U.S. higher education system; or

    • Support open, inclusive, and diverse societies;

    • Promote the U.S. higher education system; or

    • Create understanding about U.S. policies, culture, and shared values.

    • Promote media literacy and journalism capacity; or

    • Support innovative use of social media to advance mutually beneficial U.S.–Singapore goals and to include but not limited to social media influencers.

Funding Information
  • Award amounts: Typically, award amounts vary between $1,000 USD and $20,000 USD, but exceptions are possible if the budget is commensurate with the project goals.

  • Program performance period:  Proposed programs should be completed in one year or less; exceptions will be considered in cases when it is determined that that a longer performance period would be in the best interest of the U.S. Department of State.

  • Anticipated program start date: Awards fund future programs only, not programs that occurred in the past or are already in progress. Program activities must commence before September 30, 2024.

Participants and Audiences
  • Programs must engage Singaporeans. Applicants should identify a clear target audience and estimate the expected reach through both direct and indirect contact (i.e. activities, engagements, social or traditional media, etc.).

  • The following types of programs are not eligible for funding:

    • Programs relating to partisan political activity;

    • Charitable or development activities

    • Construction programs

    • Programs that support specific religious activities;

    • Fund-raising campaigns

    • Lobbying for specific legislation or programs

    • Scientific research

    • Programs intended primarily for the growth or institutional development of the organization;

    • Programs that duplicate existing programs; or 

    • Programs that do not address priorities

Eligibility :
  • The Public Affairs Section encourages applications from the United States and Singapore, including:

    • Registered not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations with programming experience

    • Non-profit or governmental educational institutions

    • Public entities (e.g. schools or governmental agencies)

    • Individuals

  • Typically, for-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply.

Post Date: November 29, 2023

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