U.S. Speaker and Specialist Program for Brazil

The U. S. Embassy Public Affairs Section in Brasilia is soliciting proposals for a cooperative agreement that falls into the area specified in Section II below from non-governmental organizations and other legally-recognized non-profit institutions that meet U. S. and, for Brazilian organizations, Brazilian

technical and legal requirements to develop and implement educational and cultural programs.

Information about the Public Affairs Section can be found at:


This program will connect U. S. experts with Brazilian audiences and institutions on topics of strategic importance to the United States.

Programs are conducted in-person and/or through virtual engagement platforms, proposals should outline how an organization will address both options.

Traveling programs generally range from four days to one week in length.

Virtual programs usually take place on a single specified date and time and may be part of a continuing series.

The U. S. Speaker and Specialist Program will promote an understanding of U. S. strategic priorities, policies and institutions; and build linkages between U. S. and Brazilian experts and institutions.

ow an organization will address both options.

Traveling programs generally range from four Speakers will address topics identified by the Brasilia Public Affairs Section that will advance its strategic goals.

Speakers will be programmed with a variety of professional audiences at a wide range of Brazilian institutions.

Six critical strategic areas in which the recipient should be prepared to identify and recruit experts will include:
1. Climate change, environmental protection, and renewable energy 2. Diversity, Inclusion, Social Justice, including women’s empowerment 3. Entrepreneurship and innovative, inclusive economic growth, and trade 4. Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields 5. Foreign policy and international affairs 6. Journalism (best practices), misinformation/disinformation, and digital literacy At the discretion of the Brasilia Public Affairs Section, experts in other areas of Mission priority may also be identified to be included in this project, possibly including education, culture, and the arts.

However this project will not include recruitment and programming of performing arts groups to tour Brazil.

In the case that U. S. Mission Brazil identifies the expert, the recipient will not provide recruitment services but will provide all other logistical and administrative support required for the expert’s travel to Brazil or virtual participation in an event.

The U. S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil will host a webinar to answer questions from potential applicants.

Webinar will take place on May 27, 2021 at 16:00 ( Brasilia time).

Pre-Registration in required through the link below:
Related Programs

Public Diplomacy Programs

Department of State

Agency: Department of State

Office: U.S. Mission to Brazil

Estimated Funding: $100,000

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The U. S. Embassy Brasilia Public Affairs Section only accepts applications from U. S. and Brazilian organizations that are legally registered not-for-profit non-governmental organizations with at least two years of experience.

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