Funding Opportunities

Annual Program Statement

The U.S. Embassy Bucharest Public Diplomacy Section (PDS) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program. This is an Annual Program Statement, outlining our funding priorities, the strategic themes we focus on, and the procedures for submitting requests for funding.

Purpose of Small Grants: PDS Bucharest invites proposals for programs that strengthen cultural ties between the United States and Romania through cultural and exchange programming that highlights shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation. All programs must include an American cultural element, or connection with American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives.

Priority Program Areas:

  • Further regional and international peace and security
    • media literacy
    • counter disinformation, misinformation, fake news
    • cybersecurity education
  • Promote Euro-Atlantic standards of democracy, rule of law and minority inclusion
    • rule of law
    • democracy
    • human rights, non-discrimination
    • minority inclusion
    • women’s empowerment
    • civic education
    • civic participation
    • trafficking in persons prevention
    • free, independent, and responsible press
    • youth leadership
  • Economic prosperity
    • entrepreneurship promotion

More details about the requirements and the application process are available below.

Notice of Funding Opportunity

2023 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF 2023)

The Embassy of the United States in Romania announces an open competition for past participants (“alumni”) of U.S. government-funded and U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs to submit applications to the 2023 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF 2023). We seek proposals from teams of at least two alumni that meet all program eligibility requirements below. Exchange alumni interested in participating in AEIF 2023 should submit proposals to by midnight Wednesday, March 1, 2023.

More details about the requirements and the application process are available below.