YES Alumni Grants Awards Competition

The Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) programme is pleased to announce the 2015 YES Alumni Grants Award Competition, funded by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and administered by American Councils for International Education.

The grants are available to alumni to enable them to contribute to the social, economic, and civic development of their countries. Alumni of educational programmes abroad often have the broad perspective and initiative required to make positive contributions upon their return home. The 2015 YES Alumni Grants Programme will give alumni the opportunity to initiate social, economic, and civic development projects of their own design in their home countries.

Grants fall into two categories:

Individual grants (Up To $250)
To support community service projects, as well as personal or professional development projects (including attendance at conferences) etc.

Group grants (Up To $3000)
To support community service activities and activities to promote civic participation in areas such as; education, environment, pluralism, public health, culture and heritage, micro-economic development and other fields; or to support professional development or teaching programs; promotion of English language and American culture, or other areas.

The application will be open on January 12, 2015 and will be open through March 20, 2015. For more information, go to

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