Dept of State Public Diplomacy with Chile

Sponsor Deadline: 

Sep 1, 2021

Internal Deadline: 

Aug 2, 2021


Dept. of State US Embassy Santiago 

UI Contact: 

Dept. of State Public Diplomacy Programs with Chile

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Purpose of Small Grants: Public Affairs Section  PAS Santiago invites proposals for programs that strengthen ties between the U.S. and Chile through cultural and exchange programming that highlights shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation. All programs must include a U.S. cultural element, or connection with U.S. expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives.  Priority Program Areas:

  • Academic Collaboration: Programs that promote internationalization and facilitate linkages between U.S. and Chilean higher education institutions;
  • Combating Disinformation, Enhancing Media Literacy, Supporting Excellence in Journalism:Programs that support investigative journalism, increase media literacy, and/or strengthen media and civil society organizations’ ability to counter disinformation;
  • Cultural Exchanges:Programs or activities that promote the exchange of culture between the United States and Chile with a special focus on engaging underserved audiences located outside of Santiago;
  • English language proficiency: Programs that support English language teaching and learning among public school and higher education students and young professionals, with an emphasis on improving English for Entrepreneurship and STEM fields;
  • Entrepreneurship:Programs that teach business skills to women and minorities using U.S. models, create new U.S.-Chile partnerships and opportunities for start-up companies, or support social impact investment;
  • Science and Technology Cooperation:Programs designed to enhance cooperation in climate/environment, astronomy, and STEM/STEAM programs, with a focus on promoting women’s participation in these fields;
  • Social inclusion:Programs that promote and safeguard equal rights and opportunities for immigrants, LGBTI individuals, people with disabilities, indigenous communities, and racial minorities; and
  • Strengthening Democratic Institutions:Projects that help strengthen democratic processes, address transnational issues, and increase civic education and participation.