Public Diplomacy Small Grants – Education Program

U.S. Embassy in Ukraine

Relevent Country: Ukraine

The U.S. Embassy Kyiv announces the 2022 Public Diplomacy Small Grants –Education Program to support projects aimed at the post-war Ukraine’s restoration with an assistance from the academic community.

Pending availability of funds, the U.S. Embassy will award small grants to Ukrainian non-governmental, not-for-profit organizations (NGOs) to administer the projects in collaboration with counterparts in education (secondary schools, colleges and universities). The U.S-Ukraine collaboration is highly recommended, should be clearly justified, and will be considered an advantage of the project during the competition.


  • Collaboration between educational institutions, local administrations, and businesses to support regional economic recovery and development.
  • Career advising and re-training opportunities for IDPs, veterans and individuals with disabilities.
  • Support of educational services continuity and access to educational information for educational institutions that suffered the most from Russian invasion.
  • Developments of educational tools to support Ukraine’s recovery in the areas of Treatment of PTSD, Biomechanics and Prosthetics, and Urban Planning
  • Civic Education – development of methodology for teaching civic education courses, primarily, history, at secondary and post-secondary educational institutions.

Funding Information

  • Award amounts: awards may range from a minimum of $25,000 to a maximum of $40,000.
  • Possible activities or programming components

Activities may be focused on but are not limited to:

  • courses and curriculum creation;
  • promoting collaboration between educational institutions and local administrations, employers, NGOs;
  • institutional strategies development and implementation;
  • skill building events;
  • career advising activities and services.

Participants and Audiences

  • While NGOs administer the projects, educational institutions serve their partners in project implementation, but there may be other partners as well.
  • The project beneficiaries may be school teachers and administrators; university instructors and administrators; local administration; employers; Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine; IDPs; veterans; individuals with disabilities.

Eligibility Criteria

Priority Region: Ukraine

  • The following organizations only are eligible to apply: Ukrainian non-governmental, not-for-profit organizations.
  • The project must be tailored towards Ukrainian audiences at the secondary and higher education levels;
  • All project activities supported by the U.S. Embassy grant should take place in Ukraine;
  • Substantive U.S. component is highly recommended;
  • The length of the project may be up to one year.

Ineligible Projects

  • Proposals may not include funding requests for the following:
  • Office rent and utilities;
  • Capital improvements, such as construction and renovation;
  • Purchase of vehicles;
  • Activities that convey the appearance of partisanship or support for electoral campaigns;
  • Social welfare activities;
  • Academic or analytical research (if not part necessary to accomplish a larger project);
  • Scholarships;
  • Entertainment, including receptions, social activities, ceremonies, cocktail parties, guided tours;
  • Travel to the United States and activities in the United States;
  • Writing novels or non-fiction books;
  • Alcoholic Beverages.