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US-Russia Peer-to-Peer Dialogue Program

US-Russia Peer-to-Peer Dialogue Program

The FY 2014 competition for the U.S.-Russia Peer-to-Peer Dialogue Program is now closed. The FY15 competition is anticipated to open in February 2015.

This program provides grants 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 organizations and academic institutions (both Public and Private) are eligible to apply.  

To help foster greater contacts between Americans and Russians, the State Department launched the U.S.-Russia Peer-to-Peer Dialogue Program, which provides grants of up to $100,000 to support collaboration, including meetings, virtual interactions, exchanges, and internships, between American and Russian organizations.   Applications from any kind of non-commercial, non-governmental organization will be welcome, including student associations, academic collaborators, and civil society organizations. American or Russian organizations are eligible to participate in this program and but must clearly demonstrate in their proposal 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 ways to foster interaction including the use of social media, video conferencing, short-term academic exchanges, and internships. Successful projects should include an outcome or product that enhances greater interaction and understanding between our two societies.