Grants Programs

Democracy Commission Small Grants Program

The Embassy of the United States of America in Kosovo is announcing the Fall 2016 round of the Democracy Commission Small Grants Program. 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 application period for this round of grants is now closed.

Small Grants Program

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.

Alumni Small Grants Program

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 application period for this program is now closed, we hope to offer the program again in 2017.

Cultural Heritage Grants and U.S. Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation

Public Affairs Section at the Embassy Pristina since 2007 has awarded over three million US$ for a series of cultural preservation projects and activities, including restoration of various cultural sites, such as the Museum of Archaeology, the Emin Pashes Mosque, a Catholic chapel, and Ottoman Empire water fountains; the development of education materials for schools and historic sites; an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) or Cultural Heritage Tour in the United States for governmental and non-governmental cultural-preservation decision-makers; the establishment of heritage routes; and the organizing of folk festivals.  Currently, the only mechanism for funding cultural heritage projects is through the U.S. Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation.  Established by Congress in the fall of 2000, 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.

University Support Grants Program

The Embassy of the United States of America in Kosovo is announcing the 2017 University Support Grants Program. U.S. Embassy Pristina’s Public Affairs Section will award a series of small grants to enhance curriculum development, research resources, and the professional expertise of faculty members from Kosovo’s institutions of higher education. University Support Grants are awarded on a competitive basis. The closing date for applications is March 1, 2017, by 12:00h.