Call for Applications: 2020 YSEALI Seeds for the Future Grants Competition

Being a YSEALI Seeds grant winner is cause for celebration.

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 2020 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 2020 grant competition.

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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.

In 2020, YSEALI Seeds for the Future will build on the diverse achievements of this year’s grantees, who have successfully implemented 21 projects across all ten ASEAN member states and Timor-Leste. Included among the 21 grantees are an Indonesian ethical entrepreneurship boot camp and a unique STEM learning app from Cambodia.

The application deadline is October 31, 2019 at 11:59 PM (UTC+07 Jakarta Time).

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

To learn more about preparing a successful YSEALI Seeds application, please join the weekly webinar series in October.

Visit and follow YSEALI Seeds on social media to learn more about the 2019 grantees and to begin preparing your applications for this year’s competition.