U.S Mission to India: Applications Open for Youth Leaders as Change Makers Project

Organisation: The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi (PAS New Delhi)

Apply By:  11/06/2018

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi (PAS New Delhi) seeks proposals for a project entitled “Youth Leaders as Change Makers” which consist of a series of workshops, follow-on activities and networking platform(s) for youth to engage with their peers on issues of concerns to both India and the United States.

U.S. Embassy New Delhi strongly supports initiatives that develop the skills of youth through exchange programs, leadership training and experiential learning, and that connect American and Indian youth through carefully designed linkages.

The proposed project will equip youth leaders with skills and direct their initial efforts through workshops and follow-on mentoring. The project will serve to provide young leaders with the skills to promote change in their communities by sensitizing civil society, raising awareness, providing information and advocating for change needed to address issues linked both to India’s major social challenges and to the Embassy’s strategic goals in country.

Furthermore, the American Center seeks to identify and engage with those Indian youth who demonstrate the potential to influence their peers. This program will enable the Center to establish a meaningful relationship with these future influencers during their formative stages and, through the creation of the project’s future-leaders network, maintain the relationship into the future.


The selected grantee will be responsible for organizing and implementing three two-day workshops, to be attended by 15-20 youth leaders (45-60 youth leaders in total) on the following three main themes:

  • Female Empowerment
  • Environment
  • Health (including mental health)

Funding Information

  • Estimated Total Program Funding: $40,000
  • Award Ceiling: $40,000
  • Award Floor: $35,000

How to Apply

Applicants can apply via given website.

For further information, please visit grants.gov.