The Eurasia Foundation U.S.-Russia Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Dialogue Programme 2022 is now accepting applications. Eurasia Foundation (EF) seeks project submissions from P2P programs that aim to increase U.S.-Russian communication and collaboration through this Request for Applications (RFA), with the assistance of the U.S. Embassy in Moscow.
EF will support ground-breaking initiatives that encourage peer-to-peer cooperation and sustained engagement between Russians and Americans on issues of shared interest.
In order to develop or widen U.S.-Russian relations, applicants may ask for up to $70,000 per project. Beginning in March 2023, all project tasks and deliverables must be finished within a 12-month period. By February 28, 2024, all project operations must be completed. Applicants may suggest a continuation of a prior P2P project with an original idea note or an alternative activity.
Applicants may request up to $70,000 per project. Use of funds throughout the project must be
consistent with the implementers’ application budget. Furthermore, project funding may only be used for
activities directly connected with the implementation of the project, such as:
- Direct costs of project-related events (e.g., organizing meetings, rental of conference
facilities, translation services);
- Communication between partner organizations (e.g., phone, email, web conferencing);
- Funds used to conduct outreach and marketing activities, and dissemination of project
deliverables (e.g., publications, email marketing, social media promotion, website
- Prorated portion of salaries for project team members;
- Modest honoraria for key project experts;
- Other expenses, including indirect costs, directly related to project implementation
- Public and private not-for-profit organizations registered in the U.S. or Russia at the time of
application are eligible for funding. This includes nonprofit organizations, higher education
institutions, schools, and other entities.
- For-profit and business institutions are not eligible to apply, with the exception of for-profit
cultural organizations. While cultural for-profit organizations are eligible to apply, note that
P2P project activities/deliverables (training, courses, handbooks, etc.) cannot be used to
generate profit and should be open to public without any limitations.
- Experience working directly with international partners in the past is not required for this
- Projects that provide direct benefit to the Government of the Russian Federation at any
level, including Russian government entities (museums, universities, schools, etc.) and Russian government officials or employees in any branch of government (including paying
salary or honoraria to teachers, professors, museum workers, etc.) are not eligible for
The following criteria will be used to evaluate project applications:
- Quality of the Project Idea: Need for the project must be clearly defined and well-supported.
All goals and activities must be concrete, relevant, realistic, and non-political in nature.
- Project Planning: Partners, project participants, beneficiaries must all be clearly defined. The
project timeline must be realistic and allow for sufficient project monitoring.
- Institutional Capacity: Implementers’ experience should be clearly linked to the topic of their
proposed project. Implementers must also demonstrate a clear capacity to successfully
administer the funding and achieve all proposed objectives.
- Cost Effectiveness: All budgeted funds are reasonable and efficient. Overhead and
administrative components of the proposal, including salaries and honoraria, should be kept
as low as possible.
Applicants should submit original project concept. Submitted concept notes that propose the same
project as a previously submitted concept note will not be considered for funding.