Deadline: 31 January 2017
The U.S. Embassy in Kyiv is seeking applications for its 2017 Alumni Small Grants Program.
The program seeks to encourage alumni networking, professional development, and civic involvement by supporting alumni-initiated projects that support civil society involvement in Ukraine’s reform efforts, encourage tolerance and integration of marginalized or displaced populations, and celebrate the strong links between the people of the United States and the people of Ukraine.
- Ukraine is continuing its ambitious effort to reform its institutions to bring transparency to governance, reduce corruption, enhance democracy, and grow its economy while pursuing greater integration with Western institutions.
- Alumni of U.S. government sponsored professional and academic exchanges have made significant contributions to this effort by sharing skills and best practices acquired during their U.S. exchange experience with colleagues and communities across Ukraine.
- With funding support from the Alumni Small Grants Program, the U.S. government seeks to support alumni initiatives.
- Funding Amount: $150,000 Total Funding to be awarded in grants valued from $4,000 to $24,000
- Individuals may apply for grants up to $4,000.
- Organizations may apply for up to $24, 000.
Eligible Project Themes
Alumni may apply for grants for the following purposes:
- To conduct projects that support or improve the sense of national unity and tolerance for Ukrainians of all backgrounds.
- To conduct projects that encourages connections with populations in and near the conflict zone in Eastern Ukraine;
- To conduct projects that encourages dialogue with and support for internally displaced populations and their new communities;
- To conduct projects that support democratic and economic reform initiatives in Ukraine, and that encourage public participation, discussion and community problem solving;
- To conduct projects that support English learning and teaching;
- To initiate a public or community service program;
- To support alumni association events or alumni networking opportunities;
- To support alumni activities that strengthen links with Ukraine’s Window on America network;
- To organize training programs or conferences for professional colleagues and/or other alumni;
Individual Ukrainian citizens and Ukrainian registered non-profit, non-governmental organizations are eligible to apply if they meet the following criteria:
Individuals: Any Ukrainian citizen, with permanent residency in Ukraine, who is an alumnus or alumna of one or more of the following U.S. Government-funded exchange and training programs, is eligible to apply.
- Programs funded by the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, including the Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX), Global UGRAD, Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Exchange Program, Fulbright Exchanges, Teacher Exchanges, International Visitor Leadership Exchange Program, and the Professional Fellows Program.
- Participants of other State Department-funded programs, such as press tours and tech camps, and past members of the Ambassador’s Youth Council.
- Exchange and training programs funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (such as the Faculty Exchange Program), and the Department of Commerce, including SABIT training.
- The Open World Leadership Program, funded by the U.S. Library of Congress.
Organizations: A registered Ukrainian nongovernmental, nonprofit organization is eligible if:
- An individual U.S. government exchange program alumnus or alumna is a member, and
- That exchange program participant will have a significant role in the planning and implementation of the project to be supported with Alumni Small Grant Program funds.
- Groups with a clear connection to U.S. government alumni networking, such as alumni associations, are also eligible.
How to Apply
Application materials must be submitted via email at the address given on the website.
Eligible Country: Ukraine
For more information, please visit USG Exchange Alumni Small Grants Program.