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YSEALI Seeds For the Future 2021 Application

YSEALI Seeds For the Future 2021
YSEALI Seeds for the Future is a small grants competition for young leaders in Southeast Asia. The competition provides funding for the region’s most promising young leaders to carry out projects that improve their communities, countries, and the region. 
All applicant teams must include only citizens from one or more of the following nations:
Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Vietnam.
Application Deadline: November 8, 2020 11:59 PM (WIB, UTC+07)
Welcome to the 2021 YSEALI Seeds for the Future small grants competition application!
All projects are eligible for up to $15,000 in funding and must address at least one of the four core YSEALI Themes of Civic Engagement, Education, Economic Growth, or Sustainable Development.
Teams will be selected to receive a small grant to implement a project in one or more of the YSEALI member nations. Projects that involve more than one country are encouraged. Each team must have at least three members, and each applicant team must designate a Project Leader, a Project Secretary and a Project Treasurer.
Description of Roles:
Project Leader: This person is the overall head of the implementation of the project, and will delineate responsibilities to other participants. The project leader leads the discussion about how the project is implemented, and must be committed to regular communication with the rest of the team and the funder.
Project Secretary: This person will compile monthly reports and updates on the project. The project secretary should be adept with social media and must be organized. Failure to provide up-to-date information about the status of a project could result in loss of funding.
Project Treasurer: This person will handle the finances of the program. Funds will be distributed in three separate intervals at percentages of 60% (beginning) 35% (middle) and 5% (end). This person should be trustworthy, organized, and have a bank account to receive the funds. This person will need to keep all receipts and detail the expenses paid for with grant funds.
All main team-members (Project Leader, Secretary, and Treasurer) must be 18-35 years old, be registered members of YSEALI, and be from one of the 11 YSEALI nations. All additional team-members are encouraged to become YSEALI members. To register your YSEALI membership, visit the YSEALI website and complete "join YSEALI" section. 

Please note, the previous YSEALI Seeds grantees are encouraged to serve as consultants or support team-members only and should not occupy one of the main leadership roles (Project Leader, Project Secretary, or Project Treasurer) within the new YSEALI Seeds project, submitted for 2021 YSEALI Seeds for the Future competition.


The teams will attend a mandatory virtual kickoff workshop on project management in March 2021. All projects should be implemented after the kickoff workshop, and the performance period will be March-December 2021.
Please complete the information below, including the essay questions about your proposed project.
Click here to see examples of 2020 projects.
Thank you!

Project Leader Information

All biographical information must match the information provided on the passport 

Project Secretary Information

All biographical information must match the information provided on the passport 

Project Treasurer Information

All biographical information must match the information provided on the passport 

Project Background

YSEALI Theme *
Home nation of project team members *
Nation(s) in which project will take place *
0/200 words

Support Documents

*Please make sure to submit your documents in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, PDF, or JPEG formats only! No other formats are acceptable. Please submit all of your document in English only. 

Terms and Conditions

Please check each box to indicate you understand the terms of participating in this program. *
If you encounter any problems or have any questions, please e-mail Cultural Vistas at

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