3D MakerSpaces & Entrepreneurship Workshops – Notice of Funding Opportunity

The U.S. Embassy in Lithuania announces an open competition for organizations to submit project proposals to implement a series of workshops encouraging creativity and innovation as well as entrepreneurial skills among young people between the ages of 13 to 18 from October 2020 to March 2021.

Please carefully follow all instructions in the attachment here.

The deadline for submitting proposals is September 14, 2020.


Program Objectives:

To organize monthly hands-on and minds-on workshops, labs, or practical science activities on emerging and smart technologies for high school students.  Each unique workshop will inspire the next generation of problem solvers, equip them with creativity and imagination, improve critical thinking skills, and encourage innovative entrepreneurship.  At the conclusion of each workshop (not to exceed two hours, with breaks), we expect participants to:

  • have developed knowledge of and enthusiasm for new technologies
  • understand the basic premise of entrepreneurship and how to start their own business
  • be inspired to continue exploring technology and entrepreneurship as a career or hobby

Participants and Audiences:

Each workshop will include up to 20 high school students aged 13-18, selected by the Embassy.

Additional Information:

Proposals should include descriptions of each workshop’s theme and outputs, the venue, and the qualifications of the instructors.  Special consideration will be given to proposals that include a follow-on element that connects the embassy with the participants after the project conclusion.

Proposals must include a plan for virtual engagement, either as the primary or alternate plan of action, should the COVID-19 situation not permit in-person meetings.

If you have any questions about the grant application process, please contact: VilniusGrants@state.gov.