The Public Relations Departments (PAS) of the US Embassy in Nur-Sultan and the US Consulate General in Almaty initiated a grant program

Publication: 09.06.2021

The U.S. Embassy Nur-Sultan and U.S. Consulate General Almaty Public Affairs Sections (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State launched a call for proposals that seeks to provide funding support to not-for-profit, non-governmental organizations, think tanks, and academic institutions through the Makerspace Expands! public-private partnership to expand access to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) activities through the Kazakhstan American Spaces and Makerspaces network.


PAS Nur-Sultan and Almaty invite proposals for projects up to 120 000 USD that focus on one or more of the objectives specified below:


  1. Increase participant capacity to solve problems using STEAM through mentorship, trainings, and other activities;
  2. Strengthen educator capacity to incorporate/integrate STEAM education into their classrooms;
  3. Support the “Maker” community and creative industries through innovative programs incorporating STEAM and business skills.


Proposed programs should be completed in six months or less.


Purpose of the program: Support economic development in Kazakhstan by equipping youth with in-demand technical and STEAM skills




  • The U.S. Embassy Nur-Sultan Public Affairs Section encourages applications from U.S. and Kazakhstan registered not-for-profit, civil society/non-governmental organizations, and educational institutions with at least one year of programming experience desired. This experience should be documented in the organization’s proposal.


Application Deadline: June 26, 2021


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