Alumni Micro Grants Project

Alumni Micro Grants Project

The project proposes to support, encourage and promote micro scale projects led by alumni of various U.S. government activities. For example, these alumni have participated in youth-oriented exchange programs such as the Community College Initiative (CCI) Program, Global Undergraduate Exchange (UGRAD) Program, and Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) for Student Leaders. Alumni also have participated in exchange programs geared to mid-career professionals such as the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), Professional Fellows for Governance and Society (PFGS), and the Fortune-U.S. State Department Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership (Fortune). In addition, exchange program alumni include Tibetans from the Tibetan Community-in-Exile in India who have participated in the Tibetan Scholarship Program (TSP) and Bhutanese who have participated in exchange programs such as IVLP managed by Mission India.

The Alumni Micro Grants Project aims to promote positive change in Indian society through social impact projects of micro- and macro-scale in fields as diverse as entrepreneurship, education, environment, youth empowerment, and women’s empowerment. Through this grant we want to create a space of collaboration, co-learning and cross learning.

American Embassy in partnership with Swechha is inviting applications from its Alumni network, for grant to create social impact through their innovative projects.