YSEALI Seeds for the Future is a small grants competition for young leaders in Southeast Asia. The competition, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, provides funding of up to $15,000 for the region’s most promising young leaders to carry out projects that improve their communities, countries and the region. Projects cover one of the four YSEALI themes: Civic Engagement, Economic Growth, Education, and Sustainable Development.
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The 2018 YSEALI Seeds for the Future program will build on the diverse achievements of this year’s grantees, who have successfully implemented 20 projects across all ten ASEAN member states. Included among the 20 grantees is an Indonesian school that sails to its students and the first bikesharing program in Myanmar.
All projects are eligible for up to $15,000 in funding and must address at least one of the four core YSEALI Themes of Civic Engagement, Education, Economic Growth, or Sustainable Development. Teams will be selected to receive a small grant to implement a project in one or more of the ASEAN member nations. Projects that involve more than one country are encouraged. Each team must have at least three members, and each applicant team must designate a Project Leader, a Project Secretary and a Project Treasurer.
Two of the three team leaders (Project Leader, Secretary, Treasurer) will attend a kickoff workshop in Jakarta, Indonesia at the end of January on project management.
The YSEALI Seeds for the Future program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and is funded through a grant from the U.S. Mission to ASEAN.
To be eligible, you must be a registered YSEALI member aged 18 to 35 from one of the 10 ASEAN nations (Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam). Applicant teams of at least three members must submit a detailed proposal, budget, and other supporting documentation. Projects that involve more than one country are encouraged.
The application deadline is November 15, 2017 at 11:59 PM (WIB, UTC+07).