The YSEALI Seeds for the Future Competition launches. Become a YSEALI member by registering at here then look for the YSEALI Seeds for the Future announcement on its webpage, which will allow proposals to be submitted online.
Seeds for the Future will offer grants up to $10,000 for each YSEALI theme: Economic Development, Environmental Protection, Education and Civic Engagement in ASEAN. Winners will be announced in September.
Here’s what you need to know to get ready:
Find team members in other ASEAN countries. Let’s work together to solve regional challenges. Your team should have at least four members, and the team should have citizens from two or more ASEAN countries. We will alert you about ways to find teammates.
Do good work across ASEAN. Plan your public service project to take place in at least two ASEAN member countries.
Partner with U.S. Government alumni. Find two alumni partners, if you have not previously participated in a U.S. Government (USG) sponsored exchange program. Why? Because they are a great resource! Alumni have received training, have experience writing proposals, or have implemented projects. If you have gone on a USG exchange program, you will receive a separate email with details on the proposal submission process.
Develop your proposal. Start developing your idea into a winning proposal. Once the grants application opens online in July, you will have two weeks to upload your proposal. During that time you can continue to look for other team members, but you should have a proposal ready to submit by August 1, when the application process closes. Review the application format to get an idea of how to shape your proposal. We will offer webchats with knowledge experts to help you develop your proposal.