The International Visegrad Fund founded by four countries the Czech Republic, Hungary, the Republic of Poland, and the Slovak Republic (collectively called Visegrad Group [V4] Countries annually provides grants to organizations around the globe to facilitate and promote the development of closer cooperation among citizens and institutions in the region as well as between the V4 region and other countries.
The grant is provided to non-governmental organizations (NGOs), civil society organizations (CSOs), municipalities and local or regional governments, schools and universities and individual citizens around the globe. The basic criteria for granting the fund is the proposed project msut deal with V4 region and further develop cooperation among project partners based in the region.
Current Visegrad Fund Grant Programs
Deadline: 1 September 2014
The international Visegrad Fund Small Grants welcomes applications from non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, municipalities, schools and other public institutions around the globe for its Small Grants worth €6,000 per project. The small grants are intended for short term (6 months) projects and the grant requested cannot exceed 80% of the total project cost.
- Youth Exchange
- Cross Border Cooperation
- Scientific Exchange and Research
- Cultural Cooperation
- Promotion of Tourism
- Applicant can be any legal entity or natural person worldwide, provided that the nature of the submitted project is relevant to or related to the Visegrad Group (V4) countries.
- Proposed project must involve at least three entities (including the applicant) from three different V4 countries. In case of ‘Cross-Border Cooperation’, minimum two countries must be involved.
- The proposed project must promote the concept of Visegrad cooperation.
- Past grantees can reapply for the grant provided that all previous projects were completed and the Final Reports were duly approved by the Fund.
Visegrad University Studies Grant Annually Distributes €280,000 to Universities around the World
Deadline: 10 November 2014
Public or private Universities around the globe can apply for the Visegrad University Studies Grant (VUSG) that promotes and supports the development and launching of outstanding university courses or degree programs that deal with specific phenomena explicitly related to the Visegrad Group (V4) countries (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia).
The grant offered under VUSG is up to €10,000 per course and €40,000 per degree program.
- Any public or private university in the world is eligible for the grant.
- The course/program can be taught in any language.
- The course/program is expected to secure for each semester of its enrollment at least two/three relevant guest lecturers from two V4 countries (others than that of the applicant).
- Application must be made in English language.
Application materials include- curriculum vitae(s) of the coordinator(s), course syllabus/program curriculum, tentative letters of agreement from the guest lecturers, confirmation about the enrollment of the course within given program (continuation), copy of ministerial accreditation (where applicable), copy of identification documents of the applicant institution, and course description(s) for each course within a degree program.
Visegrad Standard Grants of €2,200,000 for Education, Youth, Cross-Border and other Projects
Deadline: 15 September 2014
The International Visegrad Standard Grant invites non-governmental civil-society and civil society organizations (NGOs and CSOs), municipalities, schools and other public institutions to submit grant proposals for its Standard Grant worth €6,001 and above. The grants can be requested for minimum 12 months period.
The project can be developed on one of the six categories financed by International Visegrad Fund- Education, Youth Exchange, Cross-Border Cooperation, Cultural Cooperation, Scientific Exchange and Research, and Promotion of Tourism.
- Applicants can be non-profit and non-governmental organizations, public educational, cultural and research institutions and municipalities or local governments or individuals around the globe provided that it involves at least three entities (including the applicant) from three different V4 countries. The Cross-Border Cooperation projects may involve a minimum of two different V4 countries.
- The proposed project must have Visegrad Features.
- Topic and content of the proposed project must be original and comply with the aims of the Fund.
- The proposed grant amount must be practical with transparency and accuracy as its core entity.
- Projects must aim to develop civil society and promote the concept of Visegrad cooperation.
- Previous grantees who already completed the projects and whose final reports were approved by the Fund can reapply for the standard grant.
Note: Visegrad Feature: The project must deal with the Visegrad Group countries or with Central Europe and its people. Priority is given to projects that create common added value rather than to projects that simply involve partners from several countries.
For more information on Visegrad Fund, please visit Grant Guidelines.