US - Russia Social Expertise Exchange Program

Sponsor Deadline: 

Mar 31, 2021


Eurasia Foundation

UI Contact: 

The Eurasia Foundation's US-Russia Social Expertise Exchange (SEE) is pleased to announce the launch of its 2021 project competition. Teams composed of at least one US and Russian non-governmental organization are invited to propose innovative bilateral initiatives that will benefit both countries and address a common social issue in one of the thematic areas identified below. Project partners must directly engage with communities in both countries to tackle a pressing social challenge and demonstrate how their collaboration resulted in a specific and measurable impact at the end of the project period.
The deadline to apply is 11:59 pm EST on March 31, 2021.

Project teams may request up to $50,000 in funding for a period between six and twelve months. 

Thematic Areas:

  • Arctic and environmental conservation
  • Indigenous peoples’ empowerment
  • Disability and inclusion
  • Public health (including public health education and intervention strategies to support vulnerable groups)
  • Open Thematic Area (OTA)

Open Thematic Area -  In addition to the four thematic areas, project teams may propose a project under OTA. Projects must meet all SEE eligibility requirements and must not address political issues or suggest political reforms. Proposals submitted under OTA should explore new topics beyond the aforementioned thematic areas. Partnership teams cannot apply to both OTA and one of the thematic areas identified above.