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June 8, 2021

U.S. Embassy Doha PAS Annual Program Statement (Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program)

The U.S. Embassy Doha Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program. This is an Annual Program Statement (PAS-QAT-FY21-002), with total available funding of $150,000 for multiple small grants, outlining our funding priorities, the strategic themes we focus on, and the procedures for submitting requests for funding.  Proposals will be accepted and reviewed on a continued rolling basis till August 25, 2021.

Purpose of Small Grants: PAS Doha invites proposals for programs that strengthen cultural ties between the U.S. and Qatar through cultural and exchange programming that highlights shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation.

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

  • Professional and academic exchanges and programs;
  • Academic and professional lectures, seminars and speaker programs;
  • Artistic and cultural workshops, joint performances, and exhibitions; and
  • Cultural heritage conservation and preservation programs.

The Public Affairs Section encourages the following applicants located in Qatar:

  • Not-for-profit organizations registered in Qatar, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations with programming experience
  • Individuals based in Qatar (recipient of an award to an individual is a single person, not an organization or a group of individuals)
  • Non-profit or governmental educational institutions
  • Governmental institutions

For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply.  

Please carefully follow all instructions in the Annual Program Statement for our Small Grants Program posted on Grants.gov, linked at https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=333932.