EMK Small Grant - 2017

The mission of the Edward M. Kennedy Center for Public Service and the Arts is to engage, inspire, connect, and empower citizens of all ages to better themselves, their communities, and our world.

Created in 2012 through a partnership between the Liberation War Museum and the American Center of the U.S. Embassy Dhaka, the EMK Center is a non-partisan platform committed to open dialogue, informed action, individual and  artistic expression, and  personal and  professional development.  We  define public service as service on behalf of the people – by anyone, anywhere, anytime.


To provide deserving candidates with an opportunity to realize their dreams of making a positive contribution to society in 2017, the Edward M. Kennedy Center for Public Service and the Arts (EMK Center) will award the Edward M. Kennedy Small Grants for Public Service and the Arts – of between one hundred thousand (1 lakh) and eight hundred thousand (8 lakh) Bangladeshi Taka – to individuals or groups who are active in volunteerism, women’s empowerment, education, community development, youth engagement , entrepreneurship related projects and arts in Bangladesh; the EMK Center requests proposals from eligible applicants for works to be implemented and completed between December 1, 2016 and May 31, 2017.

Application deadline is 5 p.m. on Wednesday, October 5, 2016.


 A complete proposal will contain:                                                                                                        



Online form Download format and attach the filled up forms with email Other email attachments · Application Form §  Résumés ( key participants only )
§  Organization registration certificates (For non-individual organizations)
·   Budget form §  TAX/VAT documents or TIN certificates (For individual non-organizational applicants)
§  Certification from previous donor organization (if any)



Proposals should be submitted in the form of one email to noting as email subject “EMK Small Grants 2017 – [name of individual/organization]” in the subject line. Please ensure that all the required information and necessary links are attached to/enclosed in that one email. To be considered, complete applications must be received by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, October 5, 2016. Applications sent after the mentioned time will be automatically deleted.


Only email query will be accepted.

Please contact for queries

Ms. Zimana Ahmed,

Program Manager



Download the following

  1. Announcement 
  2. Proposal-2017-Template
  3. Budget Form 2017