Public Diplomacy Grants Program
Funding Opportunity: South Asia Young Entrepreneurs Summit (SAYes)
Application Deadline: March 28, 2014
Description: U.S. Consulate, General Chennai will host the “South Asia Youth Entrepreneurship Summit (SAYes),” an international conference that will bring to Bengaluru budding young business men and women from throughout South Asia to network, learn best practices and expand business connections throughout the region. The overarching goal of the program is to share information on regulations governing regional business cooperation and explore possible funding opportunities, while providing a platform for networking and mentorship. Participants will also learn from successful business leaders, especially those with international operations.
Funding Opportunity: Daniel Pearl Film Festival
Application Deadline: April 7, 2014
Description: The U.S. Consulate General, Chennai will fund a film festival taking place in Chennai, Bangalore and Kochi (or Trivandrum) dedicated to the work of professional journalists and their craft. This project will honor the ideals portrayed by Daniel Pearl by bringing journalists and artists together to share their experiences and discuss the importance of a free and fair press. In particular, this project will consist of films and expert discussions that document and discuss the often dangerous work of journalists who defend the principles of free speech and expression. The film screenings will be followed by moderated discussions with the audience. The awardee will organize three separate three-day film festivals in Chennai, Bangalore and Kochi (or Trivandrum).
For full details on these funding opportunities, including applications, visit: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=chennai
Small Grants Recipients
HRLN received a U.S. grant to organize a national conference on prevention of trafficking, protection and rehabilitation of victims in Kochi, Kerala.
New Delhi’s South Asian Fund Raising Group (SAFRG) received a grant to develop sustainability & resource mobilization trainings for NGOs in Karnataka.
The Mithra Foundation used their U.S. grant to fund an action and awareness program in Trichy on climate change, which included solid waste management and rain harvesting issues.
The U.S. awarded the Center for Public Policy Research (CPPR) a grant to conduct a conference in Kochi on, security preparedness in Indian states.
Tree Foundation, Chennai used their U.S. grant to implement an educational project in Chennai designed to strengthen student awareness and teacher engagement in conservation and biodiversity.
U.S. has supported the Keystone Foundation, with a grant in Kotagiri which works in ecologically sensitive areas and creating a green economy for Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
The New York-based Cultural Vistas organization used their U.S. grant to implement day-long workshops on educational exchange opportunities and India-U.S. diplomacy in Bangalore and Chennai.