Updated Jan 29, 2021CLOSED
Offered by U.S. Department of State
The U.S. Embassy in Zagreb invites alumni of U.S. Government-sponsored programs and Croatian citizens who have studied in U.S. high schools or universities to submit proposals by February 26, 2021, for small-scale projects addressing one or more of the following themes:
• Educational programs and initiatives that contribute to a more transparent business environment and the improvement of Croatia’s investment climate.
• Initiatives that strengthen ties between U.S. and Croatian businesses and organizations to nurture shared economic success, including through entrepreneurship.
• Educational and training programs on artificial intelligence, gaming, and cybersecurity in the era of 5G technology and digitalization.
• Programs that support women’s, minorities’ and other underrepresented groups’ political, security, economic, and civic participation and inclusion.
• Programs advancing energy cooperation and energy security.
• Programs encouraging regional cross-border cooperation and understanding of the past, including Holocaust education and legacy issues.• Programs for teachers and high school and university students to develop innovative teaching methods, promote academic integrity, and encourage civic engagement.
Entrepreneurship (Economic Growth and Trade)
Economic Growth and Trade
Financial Sector & Investment (Economic Growth and Trade)
Economic Empowerment (Gender)
Citizen Participation (Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance)
Youth Engagement and Contribution (Youth)
Grants are awarded to alumni of U.S. Government-sponsored programs and Croatian citizens who have studied in U.S. high schools or universities.
• Grants are awarded to an individual alumnus or alumna. If a group of alumni is coordinating on a project, one individual must be listed as the project leader and is responsible for communicating with the Embassy, reporting on project results, and submitting timely financial reports.
• Funds should be received through a non-profit and non-governmental institution (usually the grantee’s employer or association, which may be an NGO, an academic institution, or another organization registered in Croatia).
• If a proposal is selected, a valid System for Award Management (SAM.gov) registration will be required to receive funding and begin project activities. (Please see below for details).
• Each alumnus or alumna is only allowed to submit one proposal.
• If the Embassy receives multiple proposals affiliated with the same institution, the Embassy will evaluate during the proposal review process the institution’s capacity to manage multiple grants.
• Alumni with active grants from the U.S. Embassy are not eligible to apply.
• Funding is provided for projects starting after May 1, 2021, and no later than October 1, 2021.