This program seeks to support the development of Kosovo’s democratic institutions and civil society by awarding small project grants to Kosovo non-profit, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and independent local media organizations. The Democracy Commission grants are awarded on a competitive basis.
The program supports countering violent extremist ideology among vulnerable groups, specifically minors. Activities may include capacity building to communities and service providers that counters violent extremism and radicalization, promoting integration, providing life skills, promoting tolerance and equality, as well as strengthening democratic values and practices through educational training, lectures, workshops among minor populations.
Kosovo institutions interested in supporting artistic, academic, or other activities with a connection to American culture or values are invited to apply for a small grant from the U.S. Embassy in Pristina. Examples of past programs include support for visits of American experts or performers; conferences on American themes or issues of mutual interest; exhibitions of works by Americans; and educational programs. Please follow the link above for details on application procedures and requirements. Proposals are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.
The U.S. Speaker Program for Kosovo brings dynamic American citizen experts to engage professional audiences throughout Kosovo on topics of strategic importance to the United States and Kosovo. Programs are conducted in person and through virtual engagement platforms. Please follow the link above for details on application procedures and requirements.
The Alumni Small Grants Program is intended to promote alumni leadership and networking, as well as facilitate cooperation with the U.S. Embassy in Pristina in strategic fields for the future of Kosovo: strengthening the rule of law, promoting economic development and improving regional security.
The U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) awards grants for the preservation of cultural sites, cultural objects and collections, and forms of traditional cultural expression, such as music, dance, and language in more than 130 countries around the world. Administered by the Cultural Heritage Center, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State, and funded from Diplomatic and Consular Program funds, the AFCP offers the U.S. a meaningful opportunity to show its respect for the cultural heritage of other countries. Since 2007, the U.S. Embassy in Pristina has awarded over three million dollars for cultural preservation projects and activities, including the restoration of heritage sites like Prizren Fortress and the Museum of Archaeology.
U.S. Embassy Pristina’s Public Affairs Section through this program awarded a series of small grants to support higher education institutions to better address social and economic development challenges through research, development, and extension services. Programs include, but are not limited to, applied research, community outreach, and service delivery. The University Support Program grants are awarded on a competitive basis.
The U.S. Embassy Pristina’s Public Affairs Section through this program awarded a series of small grants to support higher education institutions and NGOs through their engagement in building capacities among students and English Language teachers by promoting economic development, inter-ethnic communication, and international integration.