Welcome to the Stevens Initiative Applications Portal. 

This site hosts many different applications including federal award competitions, alumni small grants, and organization assessments. Please read the descriptions of the different applications (programs) carefully and select the correct opportunity below.  Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact the Stevens Initiative at stevensinitiative@aspeninstitute.org to address any questions or request support during the application process. 

The Stevens Initiative is an international leader in virtual exchange, which brings young people from diverse places together to collaborate and connect through everyday technology. Created in 2015 as a lasting tribute to Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, the Initiative invests in virtual exchange programs between the U.S. and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA); shares research, resources, and promising practices to improve impact; and advocates for broader adoption. Through its 86 grants, the Stevens Initiative will expand its reach by summer 2023 to nearly 75,000 young people in 17 MENA countries and the Palestinian Territories, and in 48 U.S. states, Puerto Rico, one tribal community, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Washington, D.C. Learn more: https://www.stevensinitiative.org/

The Stevens Initiative is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, with funding provided by the U.S. Government, and is administered by the Aspen Institute. It is also supported by the Bezos Family Foundation and the governments of Morocco and the United Arab Emirates.



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