Call for abstracts of projects for the 2011 Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) Large Grants Program
December 10, 2010
Following the call for proposals for the Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation announced in November, the Embassy of the United States is pleased to announce the call for abstract and proposals for the 2011 Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) Large Grants program. We invite you to work with the Public Affairs section at our Embassy to submit and develop proposals for possible funding under this initiative.
We request you to send proposals for large-scale, partnership-based projects to preserve significant cultural heritage sites in Sri Lanka through the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation. The projects selected to receive funding under this program will advance U.S. diplomatic goals and demonstrate the depth of U.S. respect for the cultural heritage of other countries.
This opportunity is open to qualified entities, such as non-governmental organizations, museums, ministries of culture, or similar institutions and organizations that are reputable, accountable, and able to demonstrate that they have the requisite experience and capacity to manage large-scale projects to preserve cultural heritage.
AFCP gives top priority to project activities that meet international standards for the preservation of cultural heritage. As an attachment to this notification, we have included further details on the types of projects that can be funded. Funding levels range from $500,000 to $1,000,000. Applicants may propose performance periods of up to 60 months (five years) with five budget periods of one year each. The projects must begin before September 30, 2011 and conclude not later than September 30, 2015. The deadline for receipt of abstract of the proposals is January 3, 2011 and the deadline for receipt of the proposals is January 24, 2011.
We invite your office to submit abstracts and proposals for cultural preservation projects both in electronic and paper format for consideration to Ms. Niambi Young, Cultural Affairs Officer; the American Center; 44, Galle Road; Colombo 3-- e-mail email@example.com. An Embassy committee will review all proposals, select the most promising, and then send these to the Department of State in Washington for consideration.
Director, Press, Cultural & Educational Affairs
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