Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund 2021 Call for Proposals

The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) is pleased to announce the FY 2021 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) Competition. 

The 2021 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) promotes a post-driven alumni engagement

AEIF offers alumni of U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs the opportunity to propose innovative projects that address several U.S. foreign policy themes such as:

Building Civic Participation; Good Governance, and Resilient Communities; Fostering economic prosperity; Empowering Women and Girls; Advancing Science, Technology, Health, and Innovation; Promoting Inclusion and Educational Opportunity.

Projects may include alumni from different exchange programs. Proposals generally should be in the range of $10,000 to $50,000.

Applicants must complete and submit a detailed budget. Applications must submit a full project description, including a detailed narrative that outlines the plan of action, describing the scope of the proposed work and how it will be accomplished. The narrative should be accompanied by a details budget that includes all program costs.

Alumni may submit project proposals and budgets, in English only through Public Affairs Section at the following email address:

Applications will be reviewed on the basis of their completeness, coherence, clarify and attention to details.

Project and Budget Periods:  Local grants projects must be completed in one year or less.

Deadline: Proposals should be submitted no later than January 31, 2021.

Alumni’s Applicants should expect to be notified of the decision within one month after submission.

Reporting Requirements:  All awards issued will require both program and financial reports on a frequency specified in the award agreement.  The disbursement of funds may be tied to submission of these reports in a timely manner.  All other details related to award administration will be specified in the award agreement.

AEIF2021 Budget Form (XLSX 30 KB)