2019 U.S.-RUSSIA Peer-To-Peer Dialogue Program

Deadline: May 31, 2019.

Communication, collaboration, and exchange are key to productive international relationships. With this in mind, the Peer-to-Peer Dialogue Program promotes mutual understanding and respect between citizens of the United States of America and the Russian Federation.

The Peer-to-Peer Dialogue program (known as P2P) provides both financial and non-financial support to organizations in the U.S. and Russia to jointly implement projects. P2P is funded by U.S. Embassy in Moscow and administered by Eurasia Foundation.

P2P projects spark conversations between international experts and professionals in areas of mutual interest and need. These initiatives result in new events and deliverables that bring people together for productive international collaboration.




1. Russian government institutions can participate in P2P-funded projects as long as the employees of those institutions do not receive any project funds as salary or serve as sole beneficiaries of the project.

2. Organizations that receive funding from the Russian government are eligible to serve as project partners as long as Russian government-salaried employees receive no project funds as salary or other direct benefits.

3. Organizations that have received funding from EF in the past may apply for P2P funding.

4. Organizations that have applied to P2P in the past may apply again for funding. Please note that submitted concept notes that propose the same project as a previously submitted concept note will not be considered for funding.



Applicants may request up to $75,000 per project. Use of funds throughout the project must be consistent with the implementers’ application budget. Furthermore, project funding may only be used for activities directly connected with the implementation of the project, such as:

1. Direct costs of project-related events (e.g., organizing meetings, rental of conference facilities, translation services).

2. Communication between partner organizations (e.g., phone, email, web conferencing).

3. Travel expenses associated with the project (e.g., transportation, accommodation, per diem, health insurance, visa fees, interpretation, and other related expenses).

4. Funds used to conduct outreach and marketing activities, and dissemination of project deliverables (e.g., publications, email marketing, social media promotion, website maintenance costs).

5. Prorated portion of salaries for project team members.

6. Modest honoraria for key project experts.

7. Other expenses, including indirect costs, directly related to project implementation.



Organizations must submit all application documents using EF’s online funding management system.

If this is the first time that an applicant has applied to an EF funding opportunity using the online funding management system, a staff member from the applicant organization must create an account on the funding management system. Instructions for account creation are located on the right of the login page linked above. If an applicant already has an account, they may simply log in without creating a new account.

Before being invited to submit a full funding application, all prospective applicants must provide a statement of interest application addressing the following questions:

1.       What is the main issue/problem to be addressed?

2.       What is the project’s main objective and some key activities that will help achieve it?

3.       Who will be the project’s main implementing organization and all partners?

4.       How is the applicant organization (and partners) equipped to implement the initiative?

5.      What are the anticipated outcomes or results of the project?




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