The U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe Requests Project Proposals for the 2022-2023 English for Journalists Program

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, June 4, 2021– The U.S. Embassy Dushanbe Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce a call for proposals for the 2022-2023 English for Journalists Program.  These are one-year programs with the possibility of extending for another year. This program supports the development of Tajikistan’s media environment and digital journalism capabilities through English language learning. During the course, journalists will also become familiar with international standards of journalism ethics.

The program should consist of English language courses (beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels) of at least 20 hours per month, with a total of 200 hours of English language instruction over one year. The projects can be implemented in Dushanbe, Khujand, Kulob, or Bokhtar. The project in Dushanbe should be for 90 journalists, 30 in Khujand, 30 in Kulob, 30 in Khorugh, and 30 in Bokhtar. Projects that involve higher numbers of journalists with lower costs are encouraged. To be eligible for consideration, the organization must be currently engaged in an English language teaching program and should have highly qualified English language instructors both at the elementary and advanced levels. Both governmental and non-governmental organizations are eligible to apply for this program and should have a teaching license.

Proposals should include both a narrative project description and a detailed budget. The budget (in Microsoft Excel format) should have detailed descriptions and breakdowns of costs for the one-year program including instruction, books/materials, students’ transportation and project administration, etc.

Proposals must be written in English and submitted electronically no later than July 15, 2021 to: