Requests for Proposals

The America for Bulgaria Foundation accepts proposals throughout the year through our Apply for Funding Page. We also proactively approach organizations that are independently identified by our staff and initiate projects ourselves. On occasion, we solicit proposals through a Request for Proposals (RFP) process. Active RFPs will be posted here.

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Open RFPs

The America for Bulgaria Foundation launched its new Media E:volution Journalism Fellowship Program. The program is open to applications from third and fourth-year university students from various fields (Journalism and Mass Communications, Economics, Business, Finance, Political Science, European Sciences, Law, other), as well as young professionals with up to two years professional experience. Candidates need to have an interest in writing, media and freedom of speech. One of the focus areas will be business journalism. 

The application deadline is April 30, 2022.  

For details:

Completed RFPs

The America for Bulgaria Foundation announces a request for proposals (RFP) for the development of rural tourism in Northern Bulgaria. The RFP is held in partnership with the Embassy of Italy in Bulgaria, the Italian Trade Agency, Foundation, Devetaki Plateau Association, and Traventuria.

The call is open to applicants from across the country, but project proposals must offer tourist products and services in at least one of the following areas in Northern Bulgaria: Vidin, Montana, Vratsa, Lovech, Pleven, Gabrovo, Veliko Tarnovo, Ruse, Targovishte, Razgrad, Shumen, Silistra, and Dobrich.

The deadline for submitting applications is February 15, 2022. More information (in Bulgarian) can be found on the RFP webpage:

An explanatory webinar will be held on January 19 and livestreamed on the Foundation’s Facebook page (FB: @us4bg).

The America for Bulgaria Foundation, in partnership with Vratsa Municipality and the Regional History Museum (RHM) of Vratsa, announced a call for proposals for the contemporary artistic and spatial redesign and presentation of Vratsa RHM’s “Thracian Treasures” standing exhibition. 

Applicants are free to choose the experts they would need and form a team. It may consist of designers, architects, curators, scientists, IT specialists, communication /marketing experts, copywriters, and others.  

The participants must present a concept with visualizations of the proposed design of the exhibition space, a presentation of the exhibits and related content (e.g. information boards, interactive content, virtual reality elements, audio guides, videos, etc.) for visitors of different ages and levels of knowledge. 

The application deadline is August 27th, 2021. 

The aim of the call is to transform the Thracian Treasures exhibition into a modern and interactive exposition, in accordance with the world’s leading museum standards and offering visitors of different ages, nationalities and levels of knowledge an unforgettable experience. 

For details about the call for proposals, visit: 

The Agora Platform, in partnership with the America for Bulgaria Foundation, will fund project proposals that will contribute to the development of philanthropy at the local level, by reviving the culture and tradition of giving, instill an appreciation for it among the younger generation, and providing incentive for cooperation among civic organizations, local government and businesses. 

Deadline for applications: May 26, 2021 

For further details about the call for proposals, please visit:

The America for Bulgaria Foundation has launched a second edition of its Science with a Future request for proposals (RFP). Proposals can be in the fields of robotics, artificial intelligence, and new technologies. The new RFP is part of the Foundation’s Next 10 Program in support of ideas that matter in the next ten years. The Foundation is looking for project proposals by researchers, scientists, and engineers aged 16 –40 years, with an applied sciences background in the field of robotics, artificial intelligence, and new technologies. Projects must have a real and measurable effect on business and/or address existing problems of public interest, as well as have a high potential for practical implementation. The main goal of this RFP is to provide support for scientific projects and products in the early stage of development.

Applications will be accepted until 5 pm on April 15, 2021, through the RFP website:

The Digital Marketing for Worthy Causes fellowship program of the America for Bulgaria Foundation will provide nine-month paid digital marketing placements to ten students, recent university graduates, or retraining professionals.

During the fellowship, participants will gain professional experience at a media or NGO partner of the Foundation. The fellows will assist in the development and implementation of digital marketing strategies for key representatives of civil society in Bulgaria.

Applications should be submitted by April 18, 2021.
For more information:

The America for Bulgaria Foundation launched its new program The Next 10: Supporting Ideas that Matter in the Next Ten Years in 2020 with four requests for proposals (RFPs) worth a total of BGN 2 million. The aim of the Next 10 program is to support project proposals of Bulgarian organizations and associations towards strengthening the private sector and democratic institutions in the country. 

The deadline for submissions was October 25, 2020, and the approved projects were announced on December 7, 2020. For more information on each RFP, see the respective webpage below.  

The competition is open to applicants from all over the country, however, project activities must be carried out in the northwestern part of Bulgaria, on the territory of at least one of the following regions: Vidin, Vratsa or Montana. For more information:

Deadline for submissions: July 15, 2020

The Bulgarian Donors Forum, America for Bulgaria Foundation, the U.S. Embassy in Bulgaria and the American Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria united efforts to establish the “United against COVID-19” Response Fund to support local communities across Bulgaria during the COVID-19 crisis. The fund provided financial assistance to Bulgarian organizations working with communities most severely affected by the coronavirus outbreak. For more information here.

Deadline for submissions: April 27, 2020