YES Programs



Spring 2024 Professional Development and Travel Grants

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Proposals for Spring 2024 YES Alumni Professional Development and Travel Grants will be accepted from eligible alumni of the YES and YES Abroad programs from April 15 to May 15. These grants are funded by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and administered by American Councils for International Education.

The YES Alumni Professional Development and Travel Grants program offers grants of up to $250 to subsidize YES and YES Abroad alumni participation in professional development opportunities that will enable them to develop skills and talents they will bring back to their home communities and alumni networks and/or that will further their knowledge in their current career or field of study. All proposals must include a clear plan for sharing what was learned from the opportunity with fellow alumni or the local community within four weeks of the completion of the professional development opportunity, and proposals with the most detailed plans will receive the highest consideration.

Examples of expenses this grant could support:

  • Conference/training fees
  • Online courses
  • Travel to/from a professional development opportunity
  • Overnight accommodation while attending a professional development opportunity
  • Language courses (if directly related to applicant’s career and/or the applicant demonstrates the knowledge gained would lead to strong community impact)

Fundable opportunities may begin after the date of proposal submission and must be completed by September 30, 2024. The application for the Fall cycle of the Professional Development and Travel Grants program will be open in August 2024.

Proposals are due May 15 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Watch an information session recording. After April 15, start your proposal at

Questions? Email [email protected].