Seeking local youth-led solutions to advance peace and security through local-level social cohesion around the globe
The USAID Youth Excel: Our Knowledge, Leading Change program is conducting a global grant competition for local, youth-led organizations in celebration of the USAID Youth in Development Policy Launch.
Youth Excel seeks solutions from local youth led-organizations around the globe to advance peace and security through local-level social cohesion. Grant competition winners will also use gender equality and social inclusion, research-to-change (implementation research), and knowledge mobilization approaches to strengthen their programs and influence decision-makers.
Who is eligible to submit a concept note
Local, registered organizations led by youth under 35 years, including new recipients of USAID funding, who meet the eligibility criteria and share Youth Excel objectives. Organizations led by or serving marginalized groups, which may include age, gender, disability, ethnicity, and other identities, are encouraged to apply. The grant competition is not restricted to certain technical sectors or to research organizations.
Eligible Countries: countries with USAID presence in 5 global regions:
- Europe and Eurasia
- Latin America and the Caribbean
- Middle East and North Africa
June 6, 2022 by 23:59 GMT
How to submit an application
- Review the request for applications and planning and costing tool. Draft application in Word or online using the "save and resume later" feature.
- Follow grant competition updates online and by email, Facebook, or Twitter.
- View grant competition training on Youth Excel's research-to-change approach . Added May 13, 2022.
- Review questions and answers. You may also ask questions on social media.
- Submit application by June 6, 2022.