Grant applications are closed at this time.
The Stevens Initiative runs annual competitions to give grants (also referred to as awards) for educational institutions and non-profit organizations in the United States and the Middle East and North Africa to administer virtual exchange programs between youth in the United States and the Middle East and North Africa.
The Initiative made grants to 10 organizations in 2016, 12 organizations in 2017, one organization in 2018, and five organizations in 2019. These programs expand the Initiative’s reach to nearly 40,000 students in 15 MENA countries and the Palestinian Territories, and in 44 U.S. states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, DC. Click here to learn more about programs supported through Stevens Initiative grants.
The Initiative will open its next competition in 2020 to fund virtual exchange programs in the United States and the Middle East and North Africa in order to help young people gain the collaboration, language, problem-solving skills, technical and vocational skills, as well as the familiarity with and empathy for different perspectives, that they need to succeed in today’s economy and society. A link to the application will be added to this page once the competition is announced in 2020.
Organizations interested in pursuing funding in an upcoming competition can visit our Resources page, which includes several documents and recordings that share information on good practices in virtual exchange.