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American Center Support Program for Alumni Projects

The American Center regularly supports the initiatives of alumni of U.S. Government exchange programs to give back to their communities through skill-building workshops. Contact us if you would like to learn more about how to partner with the American Center in Moscow to conduct your event. Follow the links to learn more about our projects of 2016 and 2017-18!

American Center Support Program for Alumni Projects 2019-2020

The U.S. Embassy, in partnership with the American Center in Moscow, is pleased to announce a new opportunity for alumni of U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs. The American Center Support Program for Alumni Projects provides financial support to individuals, teams, or organizations to carry out public service projects that utilize skills and knowledge they have gained through their exchange experiences. Proposed projects must address one of the themes below and meet the American Center program goals. The applicants do not necessarily need to reside in Moscow and can implement projects under American Center overall guidance in their home regions. Creativity is encouraged!

Rules of Application


  • December 2019: American Center Support Program Announcement. Alumni can begin submitting proposals and budgets. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
  • Friday, January 10, 2020: Alumni proposals and budgets due by 18:00 Moscow time.
  • By January 2020: Winning projects announced.
  • Friday, April 17, 2020: Projects should be implemented and completed.

Priority Program Areas

Projects must address one or more of the following themes:

  • English teaching and learning (Youth and Adults)
  • Building long-term U.S.-Russian ties through educational, cultural, and professional exchanges and interactions between our two countries
  • Innovation, new technology and the Maker Movement
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Business and entrepreneurship
  • Media literacy and the new media skills
  • Virtual programs with the U.S. partner-institutions

Role of American Center

Projects must involve the American Center in one or more of the following ways:

  • American Center is used as a venue for implementing workshops and other public outreach programs.
  • The program is implemented at a regional venue under American Center in Moscow guidance using AMC logo and marketing materials.
  • American Center is used as a source of information for completing projects (the American Center offers a wide range of print and electronic resources).
  • As a backdrop for visual content/digital storytelling created by the project.

Additional Information

  • Project proposals may be submitted in English or Russian.
  • Award amounts are between $300 and $1500.

Selection Criteria

Proposals will be evaluated by members of the Public Affairs Section and American Center at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow based on the following criteria:

  • Creativity and innovation
  • Relevance of the project to key themes
  • Projected impact of the project
  • Degree of alumni involvement
  • Degree of American Center involvement