Alumni Small Grants Program 2021/22

Call for First Phase Project Proposals

Kosovo United States Alumni officially announces the 2021/22 Alumni Small Grants Program funded by the U.S. Embassy in Kosovo. Subject to availability of funds, KUSA will award small grants up to $7,000.00 to alumni of U.S. Government-funded exchanges and training programs. With funding support from the Alumni Small Grants Program, the U.S. government seeks to support alumni initiatives.

These projects will bring Kosovo United States Alumni to engage with Kosovo citizens by discussing topics of strategic importance to Kosovo. Successful proposals will bring together alumni of U.S. government-funded exchange programs to work on a project together.

The application process consists of two phases: phase I and phase II.  Phase I consists of a general application where the applicant describes the overall project idea. Shortlisted project proposals will be invited to submit a detailed application for Phase II.

To be eligible to submit an application, project leaders must be alumni of a U.S. government-funded exchange program including, but not limited to IVLP, SUSI, Fulbright, Humphrey, Ben Franklin, TLP, Access, YES, KYEP, UGRAD, Ron Brown, Marshall Center, and KAEF. 

We invite all KUSA members to apply for project grants!

*For your reference, please see projects that were implemented in previous years here

Deadline for submission of application
July 16, 2021
This year's Alumni Small Grants Program will be dedicated to the following topics:
  • Education (particularly STEM education) and Innovation (particularly digital solutions)
  • Economic Development and Good Governance (particularly ethics and integrity)
  • Promoting Rule of Law, Legal Reform and Access to Justice
  • Youth Empowerment through Sports and Culture
  • Environmental Education
The Alumni Grant Program does NOT fund projects such as following:
  • Visit of U.S. or international experts
  • Fundraising campaigns
  • Conferences/Workshops, unless it is an integral part of the project goal
  • Projects submitted by for-profit, commercial organizations
  • Projects that aim to support partisan political activity
  • Projects that take more than a year to implement
  • Projects that are not being implemented by alumni
  • Academic Research
  • Ongoing Projects
How to apply?

Application materials must be submitted by email to info@kusalumni.org. The subject line of submission emails should follow this format: Alumni Small Grants Application Project Title. For assistance with the requirements of this solicitation, please email us at info@kusalumni.org. For detailed information please read carefully the instructions below.

Call for Proposal - Solicitation