Nigerians to win $500,000 as US calls for proposals on cultural preservation

The Embassy of the United States of America in Nigeria has announced that it has started accepting applications for the 2022 Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation.
Nigerians to win $500,000 as US calls for proposals on cultural preservation  - TODAY

The Embassy of the United States of America in Nigeria has announced that it has started accepting applications for the 2022 Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation.

The announcement was made in a statement issued by the United States of America Mission in Nigeria on Saturday.

The Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation programme was established in 2001 by the US Congress to preserve cultural heritage and to demonstrate respect for other cultures.

In Nigeria, the aim is to preserve major ancient archaeological sites, historic buildings and monuments, and major museum collections that have a historical or cultural significance to the cultural heritage of the country.

Since its inception of the AFCP, the US has partnered with Nigerians on 10 projects.

Some past AFCP projects include preservation of Islamic manuscripts at the National Archives; restoration of Gobarau Minaret, Katsina; preservation of Kansakali Gate, Kano; conservation of pottery collections at the National Museum of Unity, Ibadan; and conservation of collections at the National Museum, Jos.

The award floor is $10,000, while the ceiling is $500,000.

The statement said eligible organizations should submit proposals to PASAbujaGrants@State.gov.

The deadline for the submission of proposals is December 5, 2021, at 11:59 pm.

Application forms and further details are available at the US Embassy website: https://ng.usembassy.gov/.

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