Dept of State Public Diplomacy with the United Kingdom

Sponsor Deadline: 

Sep 30, 2021


Dept of State Embassy in London

UI Contact: 

Dept of State Public Diplomacy with the United Kingdom UK

Dept. of State DOS solicitations generally limit the number of applications that may go forward in response to a specific solicitation. 
Prospective applicants from the UI who wish to apply to a DOS program that limits the number of applications allowed per institution must refer to the UI Limited Submissions guidelines at

Examples of small grants program projects include but are not limited to:

  • Academic and professional lectures, seminars, and speaker programs;
  • Artistic and cultural workshops, joint performances, and exhibitions;
  • Professional and academic exchanges and projects; and
  • Professional development workshops and training.
  • We encourage applications for virtual and in-person speaker programs, seminars, or exchanges. All proposed programs must include a public-facing element, targeting audiences across England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

Priority Program Areas:

  • Science, Technology, and Innovation: activities that support cooperation in such areas as climate/environment (with a specific focus on activities around COP26), sustainability, cybersecurity, entrepreneurship, and space exploration.   
  • Prosperity, Trade, and Investment: activities that support the expansion of U.S. exports and investments, improve the connections between U.S. and UK businesses, and/or expand economic opportunities for women, youth, and underserved populations.
  • Security and Defense: activities that promote transatlantic security; combat transnational challenges, including cybersecurity, terrorism, and violent extremism; and encourage resistance to malign influence and disinformation from hostile state actors.
  • Shared Values and Interests: activities that promote the U.S.-UK Special Relationship and build people-to-people ties, including but not limited to activities that focus on alliances, open societies, and shared democratic values.