The US Consulate General, Chennai, has invited proposals for its small-grants program. Through this program, the Consulate provides partial support for public diplomacy programmes that further priority areas of the US Mission to India.
The last date for applying for the grant is May 5 and the public diplomacy programmes must occur in South India. Proposals can include projects, seminars, conferences, workshops, cultural programmes, exhibitions and outreach campaigns, and should focus on one of the following areas: promoting better US-India bilateral relations with an emphasis on business ties; encouraging regional and global roles for India; and enhancing security cooperation. The proposals should be submitted via email or mail and should include a written narrative in English. This competition is open only to individuals, NGOs and other legally-recognised non-profit institutions. For details, visit www.chennai.usconsulate.gov.