The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the 2016 Book Translation Program PAS is soliciting proposals from publishing houses, academic institutions, and non-governmental organizations to publish books by American authors in the Kyrgyz language. The program provides funding for copyright acquisition (if needed), translation, and printing of fiction and non-fiction titles for various ages. We expect to award several grants for translation, with an average award amount of $10,000 to $15,000. The minimum print run is typically 3,000 copies. The published books will be distributed by the U.S. Embassy and partners to educational institutions and public libraries in the Kyrgyz Republic. Priority topics include: womenâ€™s empowerment, youth engagement, civic participation, media, and environmental issues, as well as classic and contemporary literature for early readers and young adults. Proposals containing a narrative summary and a budget outline in English should be sent to PAS no later than March 23, 2016. For more information, please contact PAS at the U.S. Embassy in Bishkek: 171 Prospect Mira, telephone: (0312) 59-70-00 (ext.7137), e-mail: BishkekProjectProposals@state.gov.