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Call For Abstracts: United States Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation

  • In General
  • 23 Oct 2018 - 11:44am
  • By Mark Wamai
  • 2,297
 R-L: U.S Ambassador to Uganda H.E. Deborah R. Malac, Principal CHUSS-Prof. Edward Kirumira and Susan Parker-Burns-Public Affairs Officer at the US. Embassy at the 70th Anniversary of the Fulbright Program held on 21st October 2016, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.

In 2001, the Congress of the United States of America established the Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) to preserve cultural heritage in eligible countries.  Through the Ambassador’s Fund, American embassies around the globe are helping eligible countries to preserve historic sites and manuscripts, museum collections, and traditional forms of music, dance, and language.  

Call for Abstracts

The U.S. Mission will only accept abstracts (not more than two pages) for the 2019 Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation.  Successful abstracts identify projects that assist the people of Uganda in preserving their cultural heritage.  Proposals may include preservation projects directed at:

A) Cultural Sites—Includes (but not limited to) historic buildings and sites, sacred places, monuments, and archaeological sites;
B) Cultural Objects and Collections from a museum, site, or similar institution and includes archaeological and ethnographic objects, paintings, sculpture, manuscripts, photographic and film collections, and general museum conservation activities; and
C) Forms of Traditional Cultural Expression includes traditional music, rituals, knowledge, languages, dance, drama, and crafts.

Please click the link below for detailed Abstract Assessment Criteria


Selection Process

All abstracts must be received by the U.S. Embassy in Kampala, Uganda no later than November 21, 2018 for consideration under the 2019 Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation Small Grants competition.  The U.S. Ambassador to Uganda will chair a panel to assess all proposals received.  That panel may nominate only one to three proposals from Uganda for consideration in the worldwide competition.

Further Information.

For further information regarding the Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation or for information on previously funded projects, please visit http://exchanges.state.gov/heritage/afcp.html.


The Cultural Affairs Officer
E-Mail: kampalaGrants@state.gov
Attn: 2019 AFCP


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