The U.S. Department of State's Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) competition supports exchange alumni initiatives that promote shared values and innovative solutions to global challenges. Since its inception in 2011, AEIF has funded nearly 500 alumni-led projects around the world.

Beginning in 2021, individual U.S. Embassies and Consulates will run the competition, at their discretion. 

Each project proposal must include the involvement of at least two or more alumni, or involve an alumni and  an alumni association.  All project activities must take place outside of the United States and its territories.  Project proposals may request funding ranging from $10,000 to $50,000. 

Interested in submitting a proposal? Reach out to your nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate for more information. 

Learn more about recent winners and read our AEIF success stories to find out how exchange alumni are making a difference in their community with these grants.


Find Your Local U.S. Embassy or Consulate