Seeking concept notes for strengthening youth’s mental health in East Africa and southern Africa

Seeking concept notes for strengthening youth’s mental health in East Africa and southern Africa

The USAID Youth Excel: Our Knowledge, Leading Change program is conducting a grant competition in six African countries. Grantees will test and adapt solutions for a cross-sectoral problem in a regional context through youth-led “research-for-change” approaches for positive youth development.

Purpose

Youth Excel seeks concept notes from local youth-led and youth-serving organizations to strengthen mental health and psychosocial support for marginalized and vulnerable youth in East Africa and Southern Africa.

Who is eligible to submit a concept note

Local youth-led and youth-serving organizations who meet the minimum criteria and share Youth Excel's objectives are eligible to apply. 

Organizations led by or serving marginalized groups, which may include age, gender, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and other identities, are encouraged to apply. The grant competition is not restricted to certain technical sectors or to research organizations.  

Eligible countries:

  • Eswatini
  • Kenya
  • Malawi
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Zambia

Deadline

August 11, 2021, 11:59 p.m., East Africa Time

How to submit a concept note

  1. Download the request for application (PDF, 410 KB) Updated July 26, 2021.
  2. Download the Letter of Support Template. Only required for applicants who are applying for Youth Excel funding to conduct research-to-change as part of another existing project. Letters of support will not be considered in the selection process (Word, 33 KB) Updated July 30, 2021.
  3. Watch a recording of our July 27, 2021 informational session or download the slides (PDF, 702 KB) Added July 30, 2021.
  4. Watch our recording of our August 2, 2021 informational session or download the slides (PDF, 1660 KB) Added August 4, 2021.
  5. Access our question and answer document (PDF, 180 KB) Updated August 5, 2021.
  6. Submit your concept note