Small Grants for Media Development

Current Closing Date for Applications: Jul 09, 2020

Award Ceiling: $40,000

The United States of America and the Republic of Kazakhstan cooperate on a wide range of bilateral and regional issues, including the support of Kazakhstan’s intentions to increase journalistic professionalism and strengthen the competitiveness of Kazakhstani media.

The Embassy of the United States announces this call for applications for grants to implement ideas to strengthen Kazakhstan’s media market in one of the following ways:

Project proposals must address one of the following themes:

Theme 1: Innovative approaches to gathering or sharing news, particularly with younger audiences.
Theme 2: Promote professional journalism standards, particularly fact checking, verification, and fact-based reporting.
Theme 3: Support financial sustainability of media outlets in Kazakhstan, including alternative sources of revenue, by teaching media outlets about different business models and techniques for growing their audiences.
Theme 4: Support the development of peer-to-peer exchanges or grassroots networks of professionals for higher quality reporting, ethical and objective journalism, etc.
Theme 5: Analyze trends in media consumption, disinformation/misinformation in Kazakhstan, and other biases.

Learn more about the funding opportunity:  DOS-KAZ-NS-AEECA-20-007