In 2020, the U.S. Department of State hosted its 10th annual Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) project competition! AEIF supports alumni initiatives that promote shared values and innovative solutions to global challenges.

Finalists for this year's competition will be announced shortly. Visit this page for the announcement!

This year's AEIF theme centered on Women, Peace, and Security. We received ​300+ competitive applications from alumni teams of various U.S. government-funded and U.S. government-facilitated exchange programs, from all around the world. Projects focused on:

  • Strengthening the role of women in peace, security, and governance;
  • Engaging women as partners in preventing terrorism and countering radicalization and recruitment;
  • Promoting protection of women and girls from violence, abuse, and exploitation; or,
  • Supporting women’s political, economic, and civic participation.
Since its inception in 2011, AEIF has funded nearly 500 alumni-led projects around the world through a competitive global competition. We look forward to sharing this year's winning teams with you.


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