Current Grant Programs
In partnership with AMIDEAST, Texas Global provides an intensive ten-week program focused on renewable energy and engineering for junior faculty from Egypt. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the program focuses on faculty development, mentoring, and cultural exchange activities. Junior faculty are equipped with the tools needed to build the capacity of their home institutions and to advance the education of future generations.
Since 2014, The University of Texas at Austin has hosted the prestigious Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). Through this initiative, young African leaders are gaining the skills and connections they need to accelerate their own career trajectories and robustly contribute to strengthening democratic institutions, spurring economic growth, and enhancing peace and security in Africa. MWF-YAL is a program of the U.S. Department of State and administered by IREX.
Russian Business Leaders
In collaboration with American Councils for International Education and the U.S. Embassy, Texas Global has hosted Russian Business Leader fellows since 2016. These young professionals gain practical experience through professionally relevant, tailored four-week fellowships at a wide variety of businesses, non-profits, accelerators, and other related institutions in the greater Austin area. The fellowship is supported by the U.S. Embassy in Russia and the U.S. Department of State.
Uzbekistan Business Leaders
Funded by the U.S. Embassy in Uzbekistan and administered by American Councils for International Education, Texas Global hosts young Uzbek business leaders and entrepreneurs and facilitates a three-week fellowship that includes skill-building workshops and placements with U.S. companies and businesses. Fellows gain relevant experience and inspiration to grow as entrepreneurs and make their businesses competitive in the global market.
Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Fellows Program
Since 2016, The University of Texas at Austin has hosted the prestigious Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative Professional Fellows Program (YLAI). YLAI empowers entrepreneurs and innovative civil society leaders to strengthen their capacity to launch and advance their entrepreneurial ideas and effectively contribute to social and economic development in their communities. YLAI is a program of the U.S. Department of State and administered by IREX.