Frequently Asked Questions

Q: My organization has implemented a P2P-funded project in the past, can I apply and/or be a project partner again?

A: No, organizations that received funding from P2P in the past may not apply and/or be a partner again.

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Q: I have applied to P2P in the past, but my project was not selected for funding, can I apply again?

A: Yes, 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.

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Q: My organization has received non-P2P funding from Eurasia Foundation in the past, can I apply for P2P?

A: Yes, organizations that have received funding from EF in the past may apply for P2P funding.

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Q: Some members of my project team are affiliated with Russian government-funded agencies, is my project still eligible for funding?

A: P2P funds may not be used to pay or benefit Russian government-salaried individuals as beneficiaries, partners, or any other P2P project participant. Provided this requirement is met, this would not prohibit your project from being funded.

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Q: Some members of my project team are employed at federally-funded Russian universities, is my project still eligible for funding?

A: Faculty of Russian government-funded universities are considered Russian government employees and cannot directly benefit (e.g., receive salary or honorarium) from P2P-funds. Provided this requirement is met, this would not prohibit your project from being funded.

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Q: Are institutions/organizations that receive funding from the Russian government eligible to participate or be beneficiaries of P2P-funded projects?

A: 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.

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Q: Can Russian government institutions (e.g., public universities, museums, local government bodies) participate in P2P-funded projects?

A: 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.

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Q: Can for-profit institutions such as LLC or C Corp participate in P2P?
A: No, neither Russian nor U.S. for-profit institutions are eligible to be a partner.

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Q: Can my organization partner with an organization that is registered in a country other than the US or Russia?

A: Organizations located outside of Russia and the USA are not eligible to participate.

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Q: Can un-registered groups or networks, such as a student group or network of scientists be a P2P partner?

A: Yes, un-registered groups are eligible to serve as project partners as long as they can reasonably demonstrate a track record of activities and performance indicating their ability to serve as a project partner successfully.

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Q: Can individuals be a partner of a P2P-funded project?
A: No, individuals are not eligible to be a partner.

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Q: Can I submit my application in Russian?

A: No. All applications must be submitted in English. Applications received in Russian will not be considered for funding.

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Q: Which organization should be the Applicant Organization, and which should be the Partner?

A: The Applicant Organization as specified in the full application stage will be the organization that will enter into a contractual relationship with EF, receive funds, and take full financial and programmatic responsibility for the project. The applicant organization may be either the U.S. or Russian organization, it is up to the partnerships to decide which organization will fill which role.

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Q: Can I submit more than one project proposal?

A: No, implementing teams may only submit and/or be a partner on one project proposal.

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Q: What makes a project proposal competitive?

A: Competitive project proposals will:

·         Feature committed partners;

·         Have a concrete idea and project goal(s);

·         Have a unique approach to the issue/problem;

·         Use innovative methods to address issue/problem;

·         Be results-driven; will have a multiplier effect;

·         Produce a product or outcome which enhances interaction and understanding between U.S. and Russian societi

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Q: I’m not sure if my project idea is eligible.

A: Projects that are ineligible are:

·         Projects that focus on political activity;

·         Projects that focus primarily on academic or scientific research;

·         Projects that focus on initiatives that have already been launched or continuing activities;

·         Projects which include funding for core administrative functions;

·         Projects that provide monetary benefit to the Government of the Russian Federation at any level, including Russian government entities (museums, universities, schools, etc.) and Russian government officials or employees in any branch of government (including teachers, professors, museum workers, etc.).

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Q: I have read the FAQs and I still have a question.

A: Please review carefully the Request for Applications. If you still have questions, please contact p2p@eurasia.org.