U.S. Embassy Grants Program

The U.S. Embassy Oslo supports a variety of projects through our ongoing “Small Grants Program,” as well as additional grant opportunities. Please see information below for information on applying and deadlines.

Small Grants Program

The Public Affairs Section manages the U.S. Embassy in Oslo’s grants program that is designed to assist non-profit and educational organizations to implement programs for Norwegian audiences that promote the U.S. – Norway relationship.

The U.S. Embassy in Oslo invites grant proposals on a rolling basis throughout the year, especially in the following areas:

  • Addressing global security challenges and increasing understanding of NATO policy.
  • Engaging Norwegians on Arctic issues, with a focus on youth, entrepreneurship and technology.
  • Partnering with Norwegian government, business, media and civil society to counter growing malign influences in the media.
  • Reaching out to youth to promote and emphasize our shared values.
  • Promoting U.S. higher education.

The most competitive proposals will include a strong U.S. component to your project, for example if you are bringing a U.S. speaker or expert to Norway, collaborating with a U.S. counterpart, or have a project that promotes U.S. culture, values, and foreign policy.

In addition, we welcome grant proposals that include the following:

  • Collaboration across borders (for example speaker tours involving other Nordic countries)
  • Cost sharing and partnerships with other organizations
  • Projects outside of Oslo
  • Projects from alumni of State Department exchange programs


Please follow the guidelines in the proposal template (DOC 19 KB). Submissions and questions concerning the grants program should be emailed to oslogrants@state.gov. We request that you submit your proposal no later than two months ahead of the projected start date of your project.