FY 2021 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative Academic Fellowship

Sponsor: Department of State
Target Group: Faculty & Staff
Closing Date: May 24, 2021
Description: The Study of the U.S. Branch (ECA/A/E/USS), Office of Academic Exchange Programs, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) invites proposal submissions for the design, administration, and implementation of one of the following three academic program themes within the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI): the YSEALI Academic Fellowship on Civic Engagement, the YSEALI Academic Fellowship on Environmental Issues, or the YSEALI Academic Fellowship on Social Entrepreneurship and Economic Development. The total YSEALI Academic Fellowship consists of 12 Institutes (four per theme) for approximately 250 undergraduate students and recent graduates from Southeast Asia. Applicants may propose to implement a maximum of one Fellowship theme. See details in section A.5. Program Administration. 

Applicants will propose to host one Fellowship theme consisting of a total of four Institutes. Each Institute will host 20-22 participants from throughout Southeast Asia.  Two of the four Institutes will take place in the spring of 2022 and two in the fall of 2022. Each Institute will be five weeks in duration and will include an approximately four-week academic residency at a U.S. college or university campus and an approximately one-week integrated educational study tour that includes time in Washington, D.C. at the conclusion of the Institute.  Award recipients will coordinate with ECA to ensure participants are able to join a larger D.C.-based YSEALI Fellows Forum in the spring and fall. Please see the full announcement for additional information.

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