Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP)

The U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation supports the preservation of cultural sites, cultural objects, and forms of traditional cultural expression in more than 100 developing countries around the world.

AFCP-supported projects include the restoration of ancient and historic buildings, assessment and conservation of rare manuscripts and museum collections, preservation and protection of important archaeological sites, and the documentation of vanishing traditional craft techniques and indigenous languages.

Cultural heritage endures as a reminder of the contributions and historical experiences of humanity. By taking a leading role in efforts to preserve cultural heritage, the U.S. shows its respect for other cultures.

U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation 2023

(DEADLINES: Round 1: 1/10/2023; Round 2: 4/14/2023)

The U.S. Embassy Bucharest and the Cultural Heritage Center in Washington are pleased to announce the start of the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) 2023. The application process involves two rounds: In Round 1, the Embassy will collect project ideas in the form of concept notes, due January 10, 2023; and in Round 2, the Embassy will invite applicants with promising ideas to submit full project applications, due April 14, 2023.
More details about the requirements and the application process are available below.

  • AFCP-2023 (.PDF file, in English, 135 Kb)
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