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US Mission in Vietnam announces cultural preservation competition

Thursday, October 31, 2019, 11:21 GMT+7
US Mission in Vietnam announces cultural preservation competition
My Son Sanctuary, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Quang Nam Province, located in central Vietnam. Photo: Doan Cuong / Tuoi Tre

The U.S. Mission in Vietnam announced on Monday the launch of the U.S. Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) 2020 Competition, according to a media release posted on its website.

Vietnamese non-commercial entities can submit proposals for AFCP Small Grants ($10,000-199,999) or AFCP Large Grants ($200,000-800,000) for preserving cultural heritage in Vietnam.

Proposals will be accepted for the preservation of cultural sites, including buildings and archaeological sites; cultural objects and collections including archaeological and ethnographic objects, paintings, sculpture, manuscripts, and other objects; and forms of traditional cultural expression, including music, languages and dance forms.

Project applicants must complete the application form and send an electronic version of their proposal in English along with other required documents to the U.S. Embassy/U.S. Consulate General Public Affairs Sections via email by November 30, 2019.

For more information and to apply, visit

Since 2001, the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation has invested more than $1 million in 14 projects to preserve Vietnam’s unique cultural heritage.

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