Call for Applications: 2018 YSEALI Seeds for the Future Grants Competition

— Are you passionate about the future of ASEAN? Do you have an idea of how to make a positive change in your community, but are in search of mentorship and financial assistance to make it happen?

The Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative’s (YSEALI) Seeds for the Future Grants Competition can help turn your ideas into action.

Cultural Vistas and the U.S. Mission to ASEAN are proud to announce that the YSEALI Seeds for the Future program is now accepting applications for its 2018 grant competition.

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.

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.

The application deadline is November 15, 2017 at 11:59 PM (WIB, UTC+07).

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To be eligible, you must be a registered YSEALI member aged 18 to 35 from one of the 10 ASEAN nations. 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.

Visit and follow @YSEALISeeds on Twitter to learn more about the 2017 grantees and to begin preparing your applications for this year’s competition.

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