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2017 YES Alumni Grants Award Competition

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American Councils for International Education is pleased to announce the 2017-2018 YES Alumni Grants program. The YES Alumni Grants program assists with YES alumni and YES Abroad alumni initiatives through funding by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and is administered by American Councils for International Education.  

The grants are available to alumni to support community service projects in areas such as:

  • Interfaith dialogue
  • Conflict resolution
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Public health
  • Environment
  • Inclusion of people with disabilities
  • Women’s and girls’ empowerment
  • Promotion of English language and American culture

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The grants program has enabled alumni to contribute to social, economic, and civic development through projects of their own design in their countries. Alumni of educational programs abroad often have a global perspective, leadership skills, and initiative required to make positive contributions upon their return home.

Grants will fall into two categories:

  1. Group grants (Up To $3000): To support projects in any of the above community service activities or other projects which alumni believe will make position contributions in their communities.
  2. Individual grants (Up To $250): To support community service projects, as well as personal or professional development projects.

The application will be open from December 9, 2016, through February 15, 2017. To fill out an application, go to:

Please join the webinar on December 20, 2016 at 9 AM EST to learn about grants writing process at:

Missed the alumni small grants webinar? We've got you covered! Watch the recording of the webinar below to learn all about the grants writing process. 

For more information contact [email protected].


Curious to see what YES inbound alumni accomplished with their small grants? Check out the two highlights reels below to get inspired for your own future project! 

2015-16 alumni grant projects:

2014-15 alumni grant projects: