Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF)

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All of California
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The following individuals are eligible to apply:Applicants must be alumni of a U.S. government-funded or sponsored exchange program ( or a U.S. government-sponsored exchange program (• Projects teams must include teams of at least two (2) alumni.• Alumni who are U.S. citizens may not submit proposals, but U.S. citizen alumni may participate as team members in a project.• Alumni teams may be comprised of alumni from different exchange programs and different countries.• Applications must be submitted by exchange alumni. Not-for-profit, non-governmental organizations, think tanks, and academic institutions are not eligible to apply in the name of the organization but can serve as partners for implementing project activities.
Andranik Manukyan

The Embassy of the United States in Yerevan announces an open competition for past participants (“alumni”) of U.S. government-funded and U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs to submit applications to the 2023 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF 2023). We seek proposals from teams of at least two alumni that meet all program eligibility requirements below. Exchange alumni interested in participating in AEIF 2023 should submit proposals to by March 20, 2023, 11:59 p.m. (local, Armenia time). Applications submitted directly to ECA will not be accepted.AEIF provides alumni of U.S. government-sponsored and facilitated exchange programs with funding to expand on skills gained during their exchange experience to design and implement innovative solutions to global challenges facing their community. Since its inception in 2011, AEIF has funded nearly 500 alumni-led projects around the world through a competitive global competition.U.S. Embassy Yerevan will accept public service projects proposed and managed by teams of at least two (2) alumni that support the following themes:➢ Strengthen Democracy and Rule of Law➢ Supporting Gender Equity and Women's Full Participation in Public Life➢ Supporting Civil Society Capacity Building and Civic Activism➢ Promoting Entrepreneurship, Economic Growth, and a STEM Future➢ Advancing Food Security and Sustainable Food Systems➢ Support social inclusion of people with disabilities and refugees through art, sport, education etc.


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