SRP Statement of Interest NOFO
The Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs Office of Press and Public Diplomacy (NEA/PPD), in cooperation with the Syria Regional Platform Public Diplomacy (SRP PD) office of the U.S. Department of State, is pleased to announce this preliminary round (one of two) for organizations to submit a Statement of Interest (SOI) to carry out a public diplomacy program (or programs) to advance U.S. foreign policy goals and objectives for Syria. This SOI Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) outlines NEA/PPD’s and SRP PD’s funding priorities, strategic and thematic areas of focus, and procedures to submit applications for funding. Please carefully follow all instructions below.The submission of the SOI is the first step in a two-step process. In the initial round, applicants must submit a concise five (5) page maximum statement of interest that clearly communicates the program’s key ideas and objectives. The SOI is not a full proposal. The purpose of the SOI is to allow applicants to submit program ideas for evaluation prior to requiring the development of a full proposal. Following a merit review of SOIs, selected applicants will be invited to expand on their program idea(s) by submitting a full proposal. SRP’s grants review committee will evaluate the full proposals to reach decisions regarding funding.