Grants Programs

Funding Opportunity: EducationUSA Student Assistant

Funding Opportunity ALERT!
The U.S. Embassy is happy to announce an open competition for an EducationUSA Student Assistant (ESA) opportunity to assist with EducationUSA programs and activities in Mauritius and Seychelles. Current Mauritian and Seychellois students in the U.S. and recent U.S. university alumni are invited to apply for this exciting opportunity! For more information and instructions on how to apply, click here.

The Ambassador’s Special Self-Help (SSH) program

The Ambassador’s Special Self-Help (SSH) program started in 1964 as a pilot project in Ghana, and it has since expanded to other African countries.  It is a grass-roots assistance program that allows U.S. embassies to respond quickly to the needs of small, community-based development projects.  Every year, a few projects are selected based on the quality of the project and the impact that the project will have in the community. Read more.

Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program

The U.S. Embassy invites proposals for programs that strengthen ties and build relationships between the U.S. and Mauritius or Seychelles through activities that highlight shared values, goals and cooperation. All programs must include a strong, central American element, or connection with American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of U.S. values, perspectives and policies. More information and the call for proposals is available here.