Announcement of the 2015 YSEALI Seeds for the Future Grants Competition

The U.S. Mission in Vietnam is pleased to announce the 2015 Young Southeast Asian Initiative (YSEALI) Seed for the Future Grants. The program offers great opportunities to promising youth leaders with funding from $10,000 up to $20,000 for their projects promoting the development of their communities, countries and the region. Both single country proposals and multi-country proposals formed by teams of at least 2 YSEALI members from the 10 ASEAN member countries between the ages of 18 and 35, who strongly demonstrate their commitment to their living environment through constructive projects in the theme of Civic Engagement, Economic Development, Education and/or Environmental Protection are invited to apply for the program.

Established and launched by President Barack Obama in 2013 to strengthen youth leadership, development and networking in Southeast Asia, the 2015 Seed for the Future Grants competition has been officially launched through the exclusive chat with The U.S. Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Richard Stengel on May 6th 2015. A number of training and information-related events will be hosted with the aim of facilitating the best application form for the candidates. The application deadline is at midnight on Monday, June 15th, 2015.

Further information about the program, including details about the application package is available at: For any questions, please contact the U.S. Embassy Hanoi at 84 4 3850 5000, ext 6002 or the U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City at 84 8 3520 4200, ext 4657.