American Center Support Program For Alumni Projects 2020-2021
The U.S. Embassy, in partnership with the American Center in Moscow, is pleased to announce a new opportunity for alumni of U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs. The American Center Support Program for Alumni Projects provides financial support to individuals, teams, or organizations to carry out public service projects that utilize the skills and knowledge they have gained through their exchange experiences. Proposed projects must address one of the themes below and meet the American Center program goals. The applicants do not necessarily need to reside in Moscow and can implement projects under the American Center’s overall guidance in their home regions. In the current situation of COVID-19 all the projects are encouraged to be implemented online.
Rules of Application
- November 2020: American Center Support Program Announcement. Alumni can begin submitting proposals and budgets. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
- Friday, December 25, 2020: Alumni proposals and budgets due by 20:00 Moscow time.
- January 2021: Winning projects announced.
- Tuesday, August 31, 2021: Projects should be implemented and completed.
Priority Program Areas
Projects must address one or more of the following themes:
- English teaching and learning (Youth and Adults
- Building long-term U.S.-Russian ties through educational, cultural, and professional exchanges and interactions between our two countries
- Innovation, new technology, and the Maker Movement
- Diversity and Inclusion
- Business and entrepreneurship
- Media literacy and new media skills
- Virtual programs with the U.S. partner-institutions
Role of the American Center
Projects must involve the American Center in one or more of the following ways:
- The American Center is used as a venue/virtual platform for implementing workshops and other public outreach programs. The American Center in Moscow is currently closed for the public due to COVID-19 and all the events are implemented online.
- The program is implemented at a regional venue/virtual platform under the American Center in Moscow guidance using the AMC logo and marketing materials.
- The American Center is used as a source of information for completing projects (the American Center offers a wide range of electronic resources).
- As a backdrop for visual content/digital storytelling created by the project.
- Project proposals may be submitted in English or Russian.
- Award amounts are between $300 and $1500.
Proposals will be evaluated by members of the Public Affairs Section and American Center at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow based on the following criteria:
- Creativity and innovation
- The relevance of the project to key themes
- Projected impact of the project
- Degree of alumni involvement
- Degree of American Center involvement
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