Alumni Grants & Opportunities

Alumni Community Action Grant

Fulbright alumni from the middle east and north Africa who received Fulbright awards administered by Amideast are eligible and encouraged to apply for an alumni community action grant of up to $5,000 usd.

Application cycle:

This grant is now closed (Deadline was February 26, 2020)
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This grant is now closed!

Fulbright alumni from the middle east and north Africa who received Fulbright awards administered by Amideast are eligible and encouraged to apply for an alumni community action grant of up to $5,000 usd.

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), the Alumni Community Action Grant is intended to help Fulbright Foreign Student Program alumni exercise their creativity and leadership skills to make an impact in their communities. Alumni can apply for up to $5,000 USD towards implementing a community-based individual or group project that builds on the experience they gained during the Fulbright program.

Examples of previous successful Alumni Community Action Grant proposals include:

  • A series of workshops teaching children the fundamentals of computer science and robotics
  • An entrepreneurship “boot camp” training youth how to start a business
  • A string quartet concert series aiming to bring live music to patients, visitors and staff of hospitals in underserved communities
  • Introducing the art and benefits of home composting to elementary school children, through a series of hands-on workshops, tailored materials, and educational videos.
  • Want to learn more about recent projects for some inspiration?
    Click here to check-out ACAG projects!

Apply for the alumni community action grant for the opportunity to receive direct support to turn your creative ideas into reality!  We welcome innovative community-oriented ideas that put your leadership skills into action.

Eligibility requirements

Applicants must be alumni of the Fulbright Foreign Student Program who received a Fulbright Award administered by AMIDEAST on behalf of the U.S. Department of State.

Applicants must be citizens or residents of one of the following areas:  Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestinian Territories, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, UAE, or Yemen.

Applicants must be living in their home country (or country listed above) at the time of application and the implementation of the project.

Grant guidelines

  • Requested funds may not exceed $5,000 USD;
  • Proposed activity must take place in Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, UAE, or Yemen;

For complete grant guidelines and to access the application online, please click here.

Application Deadline for 2020 was February 26th, 2020

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