The U.S. Embassy in Zagreb invites alumni of U.S. Government-sponsored programs and Croatian citizens who have studied in U.S. high schools or universities to submit proposals by 12 pm (noon) on January 3, 2022.
Sponsoring Agency: The U.S. Embassy in Zagreb
Type of Fund: Grant
Deadline: 01/03/2022 (January 3, 2022)
Proposals for small-scale projects addressing one or more of the following themes:
- Educational programs and initiatives that contribute to business transparency and improving Croatia’s investment climate;
- Innovative programs that raise climate awareness by focusing on the green economy and eco-friendly entrepreneurial initiatives;
- Educational and training programs on media and digital education and literacy;
Educational and training programs on artificial intelligence and cybersecurity in the era of 5G technology and digitalization;
- Programs advancing energy cooperation and energy security;
- Programs that support women’s, minorities’ and other underrepresented groups’ political, security, economic, and civic participation and inclusion;
- Programs elevating women in senior and top leadership positions in government, business management, academia, and other vital sectors;
- Programs that strengthen Holocaust education in Croatia by increasing the capacity of key institutions and organizations to deepen understanding of the past and legacy issues;
- Initiatives by higher education institutions to exchange best practices and expertise with U.S. counterparts, develop innovative teaching methods, promote academic integrity, and encourage civic engagement;
- Programs that engage Croatian alumni of U.S. Government-sponsored exchange programs to share expertise through alumni clubs, conferences, and other networking events. Partnering with alumni throughout the broader region is encouraged.
- This notice is subject to the availability of funding;
- Total available funding: $100,000;
- Expected grant amounts: $10,000 – $25,000;
- The Embassy reserves the right to offer partial funding for any project;
- Your project must begin between March 1 – September 1, 2022;
- Grants must be used to fund activities that take place in Croatia or in the region if the project has a regional component;
- Budgets must be submitted in U.S. dollars. The committee will not review projects with budgets written in Croatian Kuna or other currencies;
- Cost-sharing, which refers to contributions from the organization or other entities other than the U.S. Embassy, and which includes in-kind contributions such as volunteers’ time and donated venues, is encouraged. Please clearly specify in your budget any cost-shared items;
- Budgets must include clear line items (for example, instead of “$400 for accommodation,” your budget should specify “X nights accommodation at $Y per night for Z number of U.S. speakers”);
- Grantees are required to submit financial reports and program reports on a regular basis;
- The Embassy cannot reimburse for costs incurred before the grant is signed.
- Eligible applicants include alumni of U.S. Government-sponsored programs (such as Fulbright, Hubert Humphrey, IVLP (including virtual IVLP], Ron Brown, JFDP, Benjamin Franklin, World Chicago Professional Exchange, YTILI, etc) and Croatian citizens who have studied in U.S. high schools or universities based in the United States. Alumni of U.S. accredited educational institutions based outside of the United States are not eligible to apply;
- Grants are awarded to an individual alumnus or alumna. If a group of alumni is coordinating on a project, one individual must be listed as the project leader and is responsible for communicating with the Embassy, reporting on project results, and submitting timely financial reports;
- Funds should be received through a non-profit and non-governmental institution registered and based in Croatia (this can be the grantee’s employer or association, which may be an NGO, educational, academic institution, research institute, or similar organization);
- Scientific research and lab-related projects are not eligible for funding;
If a proposal is selected, a valid System for Award Management (SAM.gov) registration will be required to receive funding and begin project activities. (Please see below under Required Registrations for details.);
- Each alumnus or alumna is allowed to submit one proposal;
If the Embassy receives multiple proposals affiliated with the same institution, the Embassy will evaluate during the proposal review process the institution’s capacity to manage multiple grants;
- Alumni with active grants awarded by the U.S. Embassy are not eligible to apply;
- Projects involving partisan political activity;
- Projects involving charitable activities and/or the distribution of humanitarian aid;
- Projects involving a fundraising campaign;
- Projects that are commercial in nature (for example, projects from which the applicant or a partner derives money or which supports a current or future business or entrepreneurial venture);
- Projects involving the provision of health care or services, childcare, food subsidies, or other social services;
- Projects funding individual travel outside of Croatia for consultations or conferences.
For more information, visit U.S. Embassy in Croatia.