US-Russia SEE Independent Professionals Project Initiative

“The US-Russia Social Expertise Exchange is now accepting applications for the new round of its Independent Professionals Project Initiative!

Do you have a great project idea and are interested in tackling shared social challenges in U.S. and Russia?

This competition is open to individuals who are interested in implementing a socially-oriented project that will benefit both Russian and U.S. societies. In partnership with a host organization, Independent Professionals will spend 7-14 days between March and mid-April, 2017 to gain new skills and grow professional networks, thereby allowing them to implement these skills and practices to more effectively address challenges in their home communities.

Socially-Oriented Thematic Areas:
Social Support & Protection of Citizens
Protection of Flora & Fauna / Promotion of Animal Welfare
Promotion of Philanthropy and Volunteerism
Youth Development
Public Health & Promotion of Healthy Lifestyles
Preservation of Cultural Identities & Language
Adaptation of Migrants
Medical and Social Rehabilitation
Promotion of Economic and Labor Mobility


For more information on the SEE and the Independent Professionals Project Initiative, go to

To apply, please visit

Application Deadline:
November 28, 2016 – 11:59 PM EDT
November 29, 2016 – 7:59 Moscow Time”

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