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The application to host an alumni activity on any of the SDG’s with an activity grant from the Swedish Institute is open for all members of the SI Alumni Network.That means everyone who has been awarded a scholarship from the Swedish Institute and finished their studies in Sweden or participated in an SI leadership programme. We always prioritise applications where as many alumni as possible are involved in the organising process. If you live in a country where there is an established alumni network, we require that you contact them and coordinate your project with their activities. See the list of alumni networks here.  
If there is a certified alumni network where you live, you do not have to apply within this call for event grants as certified alumni networks can apply for event support continously during the year. 

The grant

The Swedish Institute activity grants are up to SEK 12,000. You are allowed to seek financing from other organisations in addition to the SI grant.

Your activity

Your activity should aim to empower the local alumni network and contribute to local development in line with any of the Sustainable Development Goals. Either you create awareness on the SDGs in general or you dig deeper into one or a few of the goals. Your activity should be open for all alumni in your country. We strongly encourage that you use the expertise and connections available within the network. We will also prioritise activities that are linked to Sweden or are carried out in cooperation with the Swedish Embassy or other Swedish organisations. We encourage collaborations with local institutions and NGOs but it is important that you are the main organiser. Your activity has to be carried out between 1 October and 10 December 2018. You can schedule the event earlier if you want but we cannot promise that you will receive your grant before 1 October.

To have in mind before applying

We recommend that the organising team contacts the Embassy or Consulate of Sweden in your region as they can be valuable partners when arranging events. They can also assist in connecting you to other alumni, and provide advice on how to approach Swedish organisations and companies. After the event you will be required to send in a report consisting of a list of participants, three pictures from the activity, the final programme, final budget including receipts and a personal reflection via an online link. Before applying, make sure you have read the terms and conditions found below to make sure that your activity is eligible for a grant so that you do not waste your time applying for something that SI cannot support due to our rules and regulations. Note that we will collect all applicants bank account information already in the application stage to speed up the process. Please fill in the bank form below and send it to at the same time you apply. Your application will not be considered eligible if you do not send in a filled out bank form. We open up for applications on 25 June and close on 10 August.

About the Sustainable Development Goals

On September 25th 2015, most of the world’s countries adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over 15 years, until 2030. For the goals to be reached, everyone needs to do their part: governments, the private sector as well as civil society. Learn more on the UN website.

How to apply:

1. Develop your event idea together with one or several other SI alumni
2. Check if there is an alumni network in your country. If there is, please get in touch with them and present your idea to keep them in the loop. Check the list of alumni networks.If there is no network in your country, you can send in application right away.
3. Read the terms and conditions
4. Fill out the online application form below.
5. Send in this bank form, filled in with your bank account details, to Your application will not be assessed until you have sent in a complete bank form.

Deadline to apply is 10 August but please send in your appliction as early as you can. Applications that are sent in before 16 July might get feedback from us if something is missing or can be changed to the better. After 16 July we have no possibility to read and give feedback. The pressure on the form is always highest on the last day before deadline and that can cause troubles. Make sure you receive a copy of your application to your own email address, that is proof that your application has gone through. If you do not receive a copy, please try again or contact us. 

Fill in this online form to apply!