Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation

The U.S. Mission in Türkiye and the Cultural Heritage Center of the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Department of State are pleased to announce the call for concept notes for the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) Competition 2024.

Please note that this year`s call is only for the preservation of cultural heritage in the 11 provinces of the Southeast region of Türkiye (Adıyaman, Hatay, Kahramanmaraş, Kilis, Osmaniye, Gaziantep, Malatya, Şanlıurfa, Diyarbakır, Elazığ and Adana) declared disaster zones following the February 2023 earthquakes.

The application process involves two rounds: In Round 1, the U.S. Mission in Türkiye will collect project ideas in the form of concept notes to be submitted to the Cultural Heritage Center after an initial evaluation. In Round 2, the Center will invite embassies with promising ideas to submit full project applications. Only the selected applicants will be contacted by the U.S. Mission in Türkiye for the second round.

AFCP aims to support countries, including Türkiye, in preserving their cultural heritage and to demonstrate U.S. respect for other cultures.

Awards will range from $10,000 to $500,000. The Cultural Heritage Center anticipates funding 20 to 30 projects globally.


The deadline for submitting concept notes is Friday, December 8, 2023, 17:30 Türkiye time.


For more information and application please visit: Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation 2024