The U. S. Embassy Ankara, Public Affairs Section of the U. S. Department of State announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a program to Support Shared Security, Strengthen Economic Prosperity or Reinforce U. S. - Turkish Shared Values.
located outside Turkey’s largest cities are considered stronger.
• Support Shared Security – Projects that support and advance cooperation between the U. S. and Turkey on defeating ISIS/Daesh and other extremist groups; projects in Turkey that support advancing stability in Syria; all facets of counterterrorism efforts; and transnational crime.
Also projects that support and advance cooperation between the United States and Turkey in NATO and other multilateral security organizations.
• Strengthen Economic Prosperity – Projects which promote trade and investment with the United States, and support entrepreneurship and innovation.
Projects which support science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education among Turkish youth.
• Reinforce U.S.-Turkish Shared Values – Projects which build mutual understanding and promote U.S.-culture, including American Studies, English teaching/learning, music, art, sports, and education, and encourage study in the United States.
Also projects that support human rights, women’s and youth empowerment, LGBT rights, diversity, acceptance of minority groups, and other areas of mutual interest that promote freedom and democracy.