Grant Opportunity (NOFO: PD-SEOUL-FY20-02)

Funding Opportunity Title: U.S.-ROK Alliance: Virtual speaker series and In-person Study Tour to U.S. Indo-Pacific Command
Funding Opportunity Number: PD-SEOUL-FY20-02
Deadline for Applications: Friday, August 28, 2020 EDT
CFDA Number: 19.040 – Public Diplomacy Programs
Type of Funding:  FY20 Smith-Mundt Public Diplomacy Funds
Total Amount Available: $70,000
Length of performance period: 12 – 18 months
Anticipated program start date:  October 2020
Number of awards anticipated: 1 award

*** This notice is subject to availability of funding.

The U.S. Embassy Seoul, Public Diplomacy Section of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a program as stated below. Please see attached announcement document in pdf and carefully follow all instructions.

Program Objectives:

A core group of 10 Korean security experts will be selected for specific expertise on the U.S.-ROK alliance, including DPRK nuclear issues, DPRK cyber terrorism, U.S.-ROK-Japan trilateral security cooperation, China’s weaponization of the economy, and maritime security.  Each of the 10 experts will be expected to conduct at least 2-3 virtual roundtables on his or her own specific chosen topics.  The approximately 20-30 virtual programs in this series will be followed by an in-person study tour by the 10-person core group to the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command in Honolulu, which will create opportunities for direct discussions with U.S. officials and subject-matter authorities.

All application materials must be submitted by email to SeoulPDGrants@state.govEnter the “Funding opportunity number” provided above to the beginning of the subject line of the email (i.e.: PD-SEOUL-FY20-02: applicant organization).

Note:  We do not provide any pre-consultation for application related questions that are addressed in the NOFO. Once an application has been submitted, State Department officials and staff — both in the Department and at embassies overseas — may not discuss this competition with applicants until the entire proposal review process is completed.