Calling for YSEALI Academic Fellowship Applications Announcement

The U.S. Embassy, Bangkok is calling for applications for the Fall 2015 Academic Fellowship Institutes for candidates from Thailand interested in civic engagement, environmental issues, and social entrepreneurship and economic development.

The deadlines to submit applications:

  • Civic Engagement Sunday, May 10, 2015
  • Environmental Issues Sunday, May 17, 2015
  • Social Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Sunday, May 24, 2015

The Institutes will start approximately from late August to early November. Please submit your applications to by the above dates. For more information and application download, please visit

Participating Universities include the University of Massachusetts, Kennesaw State University, and Northern Illinois University on civic engagement; the University of Montana on environmental issues; and the University of Connecticut on economic development.

Applicants should be between 18-25 years old with good English skills and demonstrated interest in the topic. They should have little or no experience in the U.S.

In 2013, U.S. President Barack Obama launched the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) to enhance the U.S. relations with future leaders of Southeast Asia and foster an ASEAN community. This year, the YSEALI Academic Fellowship will bring 250 current or recently graduated students from ASEAN member countries to the United States for five weeks at participating U.S. universities and colleges. The program will include a study program, leadership development, an educational study tour, local community service activities, and opportunities to engage with American peers.

The YSEALI Academic Fellowships are intensive short-term academic institutes whose purpose is to provide groups of young leaders with a deeper understanding of the U.S. and a particular theme, while simultaneously enhance their leadership skills.