Certificate or Training Program in Mediation and Conflict Resolution

The U.S. Embassy Yerevan Public Diplomacy Section of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a program to initiate a new U.S.-Armenia university or U.S-Armenia institutional partnership to create a certificate or training program in mediation and conflict resolution in Armenia. This new initiative will create a new U.S.-Armenia university or institutional partnership to fund a certificate or training program in mediation and conflict resolution in Armenia, drawing upon U.S. expertise and  best practices. The initiative will invigorate Armenia’s higher education sector’s capacity for conflict resolution training by strengthening U.S.-Armenia higher education/institutional ties, drawing upon U.S. expertise in mediation and conflict resolution training, and create a new pipeline of peace builders capable of supporting regional cooperation and normalization of relations in the region. The initiative will be designed as an academic certificate or training program taking place in Armenia, composed of several courses and development t of follow-on projects, based on U.S. mediation and conflict resolution models and expertise. This initiative is planned as a two-year commitment, with an option to continue pending further need. This initiative will support the program design, two iterations of the program, and small grants funding for peace building projects developed by program participants.

Type of Award: Cooperative Agreement

Deadline for Applications: March 13, 2024; 11:59 PM local (Armenia)                                          

Total Amount Available: $200,000

The proposals  should be submitted to yerevangrants@state.gov


The application guide and documents are available below:

Notice of Funding Opportunity

Budget Guidance and Template for New Awards

Budget Narrative Template

Performance Monitoring & Evaluation Narrative and Plan – PMENP Template

Scope of Work (SOW)