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Grants to USA and International Professionals
for Exchange Programs that Address Social Problems

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Eurasia Foundation (EF) – US-Russia Social Expertise Exchange Program (SEE)

Deadline Date:

06/21/20 11:59 PM EST

Description:

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Grants of up to $1,200 plus travel expenses to USA and International professionals for collaborative efforts that address urgent social problems. Collaborative partnerships must be arranged before applying. Funding is intended to support participation in an exchange program and the subsequent presentation of newfound knowledge in the participant's home country. Russian and American professionals will participate in the exchange program for a maximum of three weeks.

Russian and American professionals seeking to collaborate with an international partner(s) in joint pursuit of solutions to issues in one of the four following socially-oriented themes are invited to apply:

  • Social inclusion
  • Technology and innovation for social good
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Youth engagement

While abroad, participants will be exposed to new skills, methods, and professional networks. After travel, independent professionals will implement activities to convey or apply the new knowledge and expertise for the benefit of their colleagues and community. These activities must be credibly shown to provide a clear and measurable benefit to at least 250 individuals. Activities may include, but are not limited to, leading training sessions on newly-learned skills, presenting about activities conducted during travel, practically applying a skill learned during travel, or distributing a product developed in collaboration with overseas partners.

EF will fund innovative ideas that leverage U.S.-Russian cooperation to implement unique solutions to pressing social problems in the above thematic areas. Projects may focus on various topics, including but not limited to increasing involvement of youth in the social sphere and cultivating their participation in international dialogue; increasing involvement of people with disabilities in social life, employment, and sports; and creating initiatives to encourage social entrepreneurship and technological innovation.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 186347

Estimated Size of Grant:

Applicants may request a stipend of up to $1,200 for the implementation of activities connected to the proposed project. In addition to the $1,200 stipend, EF will also organize and fund travel and logistics for SEE Independent Professionals, including international and domestic transportation (economy class), visas, lodging, and health insurance. EF will also provide a per diem living allowance.

Term of Contract:

Stipends may be used to procure goods and services in the U.S. and/or Russia between August 1, 2020 and November 30, 2020.

The maximum duration of participant travel is three weeks. Independent professionals must return home after their activities in the host country are completed. They are, however, encouraged to continue collaborating with their host organization after their return.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Candidates must meet the following criteria to be eligible:
- Be a citizen or permanent resident of the Russian Federation or the United States.
- Have a proven academic and/or professional track-record in one or more of SEE’s thematic areas (Social Inclusion, Technology and Innovation for Social Good, Social Entrepreneurship, and Youth Engagement).
- Be actively affiliated with organizations or institutions that relate to one or more of SEE’s thematic areas.
- Must not have a project that directly engages in political activism, public policy reform, or the influence of public opinion.
- Demonstrate professional proficiency in both the English and Russian languages or provide a plan to overcome linguistic barriers while traveling and communicating with host organization counterparts.*
- Have not previously participated as a SEE Invited Professional, Independent Professional, Special Exchange Participant, Emerging Professional, or Advanced Practitioner Fellow.
- Must not be affiliated with federal, regional, state, and local government bodies or federal academic and research institutions (except for full-time students).
*Stipends may not be used to provide linguistic assistance.

The stipend does not cover personal expenses unrelated to the proposed project or travel to the counterpart country (e.g. souvenirs, clothing, luxury items, etc.).

Projects should avoid topics related to political activism or activity, public policy reform, or the influence of public opinion.

Pre-Application Information:

All applications should be submitted by 11:59 PM on June 21, 2020, to be considered for funding. (7:59 a.m. Moscow Time on June 22, 2020).

Independent professionals may supplement EF funds with additional resources (i.e. cost-share) to implement projects. All non-EF supplemental funding must be reflected in the applicant’s proposed budget.

Prior to applying, candidates must make arrangements with (and secure a letter of support from) a host organization.

Identifying a host organization: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1SA84FEwMw&t=227s
Fellowships: https://www.usrussiasocialexpertise.org/independent-professional-fellowships/

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=eurasia
(Please use the following access code to access the application form: SEEINP)

For more information about the program: see@eurasia.org

Technological assistance with the online application:
Alexander Orlov, Database Administrator
aorlov@eurasia.org

Grant Coverage Areas:

Russia

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