The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs ECA is pleased to announce the FY2018 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) Competition

AEIF offers alumni of the U.S. Government-sponsored exchange programs the opportunity to propose innovative projects that address one of the five U.S. foreign policy themes. Alumni are invited to submit their project ideas through the International Exchange Alumni Website: ( between March 1 and March 29, 2018.

Alumni teams may request up to 25,000 US Dollars to implement project proposals. Detailed program information, guidelines, budget requirements, and proposals forms are located at the AEIF helpdesk website: (

All proposals must be submitted by 14:00 Eastern Standard Time on Thursday, March 29. 2018.

Proposals selected for funding will be announced in mid-June.