U.S. - Russia Peer-to-Peer Dialogue Program (P2P)
Through this Request for Applications (RFA) and with the support of the U.S. Embassy Moscow, Eurasia Foundation (EF) invites project applications from nonprofit organizations and institutions seeking to expand U.S.-Russian communication and cooperation. EF will fund innovative projects promoting peer-to-peer collaboration and long-term engagement between Russians and Americans on topics of mutual interest.
Projects should emphasize U.S.-Russian collaboration and knowledge exchange in their design. While conducting the funded project, implementers should have varied and plentiful opportunities to substantively engage with their international partners. Engagement can be achieved through co-hosted webinars, joint events in the U.S. and Russia, bilateral presentations, international volunteer engagement, collaborative performances, or through other creative activities.
Projects should result in collaborative outcomes and deliverables that address one or more of the following areas:
1) American business values of innovation, entrepreneurship, and fair legal and labor practices,
2) public health,
3) U.S.-Russian collaboration in space exploration and science,
4) science and technology,
5) U.S.-Russian collaboration in the arts,
6) grassroots expression of ideas through writing, art, and new media,
7) addressing a social challenge brought about as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Applicants are encouraged to include innovative methodologies and technologies to accomplish program goals and collaboration between U.S. and Russian peers. Successful projects will result in a tangible deliverable or outcome that enhances interaction and understanding between U.S. and Russian society well beyond the project end date.