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US-Russia Peer-to-Peer Dialogue Program

US-Russia Peer-to-Peer Dialogue Program

The FY 2015 competition for the U.S.-Russia Peer-to-Peer Dialogue Program is now open.  Statements of Interest are due at 18:00 Moscow time (11:00 EDT), Monday, March 9, 2015. 

The U.S. Department of State announces the next round of competition for the U.S.-Russia Peer-to-Peer Dialogue Program, which provides grants of up to $100,000 to support unique projects centered on Russian-American, peer-to-peer collaboration, including an exchange of best practices on a topic of mutual interest.  The purpose of the program is to foster greater contacts between Americans and Russians. 

Both American and Russian non-commercial, non-governmental organizations, including student associations, academic institutions (both Public and Private), and civil society organizations are eligible to apply.  

In the proposal, applicant organizations must clearly demonstrate collaboration with a peer organization in the other country.  Projects must be non-political in nature and focus on Russian-American peer-to-peer dialogue or people-to-people engagement on themes of mutual interest.  Applicants are encouraged to incorporate innovative methodologies to accomplish program goals and foster interaction among peers.  Successful projects will result in a product or outcome which enhances interaction and understanding between our two societies.   Examples of previously funded projects may be found in the box on the right.

For full program guidelines and application procedures, please see or click on the link in the box on the right.  Please email with any questions.