U.S. launches call for funding opportunity projects in Culture, Education, and Media

Selected projects may receive up to US$ 40 thousand in funding

Brasília, January 27, 2022: The United States Embassy and Consulates in Brazil open the U.S.-Brazil Call for Proposals for funding cultural, educational, and media projects. Proposals should promote U.S. values, shared norms, and policy approaches on issues of mutual interest to both countries, such as democratic institutions, transparency, accountability, diversity, social inclusion, and human rights.   All proposals must include an element related to the U.S., or connection to U.S. expert(s), organization(s), or institution(s) in a specific field. Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) are issues of increasing importance to the U.S. government, both internally and externally. We are committed to building a more inclusive and equitable world, and therefore seek proposals that include these principles and practices in proposed activities, regardless of the themes or objectives of each project.

The deadline for submitting proposals will depend on the regional jurisdiction or consular district and should be checked in the call for proposals. The number of projects approved is subject to resource availability, and funding may vary between US$2,000 and US$40,000.

The proposals should be sent to one of the offices below, according to regional jurisdiction or consular district:

  • U.S. Embassy in Brasilia: responsible for the Brazilian states of Acre, Amapá, Amazonas, Goiás, Mato Grosso, Pará, Rondônia, Roraima, and Tocantins, and the Federal District.
  • U.S. Consulate General in Porto Alegre: responsible for the Brazilian states of Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina.
  • U.S. Consulate General in Recife: responsible for the Brazilian states of Alagoas, Ceará, Maranhão, Paraíba, Piauí, Rio Grande do Norte, Pernambuco, and Sergipe.
  • U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro: responsible for the Brazilian states of Rio de Janeiro, Espírito Santo, and Bahia.
  • U.S. Consulate General in São Paulo: responsible for the Brazilian states of São Paulo, Paraná and Mato Grosso do Sul.
  • U.S. Embassy Branch Office in Belo Horizonte: responsible for the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais.

The project submission process will be divided into three phases:

  • Phase 1: Submission of online questionnaire
  • Phase 2: Virtual interview and presentation of the proposal
  • Phase 3: Submission of a complete package of grant application documents.

The U.S. Embassy and Consulates will be hosting informational webinars from February 1st to February 23rd. For more information, please access the Annual Call for Projects at: https://br.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulates/grants-corner-2/funding-opportunity-edital-de-projetos-eua-brasil/