Deadline: 6 July 2020
The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Mission to ASEAN has announced an open competition for a cooperative agreement to develop and implement a Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Regional Workshop to empower emerging women leaders in the public health sector and help them advance their careers by providing access to advanced skills training and networking opportunities, pending the availability of funding.
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YSEALI is the U.S. government’s signature initiative to engage emerging leaders in Southeast Asia. The program aims to create a network of young Southeast Asian leaders who work across national borders to solve common problems. Through a variety of programs and engagements, YSEALI seeks to build the leadership capabilities of youth in the region, strengthen ties between the United States and Southeast Asia, and nurture a community of leaders who work across borders to solve shared issues.
YSEALI is open to young leaders ages 18-35 who are both citizens and residents of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member countries (Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam) or Timor-Leste.
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Responding to priorities from youth in the ASEAN region, YSEALI programs focus on four themes:
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- Economic Growth
- Sustainable Development
- Civic Engagement
One component of YSEALI are the annual Regional Workshops held across Southeast Asia on strategic topics.
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- Award amounts: Up to $200,000
- Total available funding: $200,000
- Participants and Audiences:
The recipient will coordinate with U.S. Mission to ASEAN and with the U.S. embassies in ASEAN and Timor-Leste to recruit and select 44 participants. Participants will be women ages 20-30 who have relevant experience in in the public health sector. Participants should also be passionate about building communities and have a keen interest in building a network through collaboration and partnership with other Southeast Asian countries. Participants must be citizens and residents of an ASEAN member country or Timor-Leste.
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Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Laos, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, and Timor-Leste.
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The following organizations are eligible to apply:
- U.S. public and private educational institutions;
- U.S. not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks;
- Foreign public and private educational institutions;
- Foreign not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks;
- All participants must be proficient in written and spoken English. All programs must include participants from all ten ASEAN member countries and Timor-Leste. The workshop will be conducted in English.
- Quality and Feasibility of the Program Idea – 25 points: The program idea is well developed, with detail about how program activities will be carried out. The proposal includes a reasonable implementation timeline.
- Organizational Capacity and Record on Previous Grants – 25 points: The organization has expertise in its stated field and has the internal controls in place to manage federal funds. This includes a financial management system and a bank account.
- Program Planning/Ability to Achieve Objectives – 15 points: Goals and objectives are clearly stated and program approach is likely to provide maximum impact in achieving the proposed results.
- Budget – 10 points: The budget justification is detailed. Costs are reasonable in relation to the proposed activities and anticipated results. The budget is realistic, accounting for all necessary expenses to achieve proposed activities.
- Monitoring and evaluation plan – 15 points: Applicant demonstrates it is able to measure program success against key indicators and provides milestones to indicate progress toward goals outlined in the proposal. The program includes output and outcome indicators, and shows how and when those will be measured.
- Sustainability – 10 points: Program activities will continue to have positive impacts after the end of the program.
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=327162