Applications for AEIF 2019 are now closed. Good luck to those who submitted! Please see below for a timeline of next steps.

2019 AEIF TIMELINE

  • February: Applications for AEIF 2019 were accepted throughout the month.
  • March & April: Eligible proposals were reviewed and evaluated.
  • June: AEIF 2019 semi-finalist projects were announced.
  • Late Summer: AEIF 2019 winners will be announced!

AEIF themes for 2019 are:

AEIF themes for 2019 are:
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Empowering Women and Girls

Projects enhance or support empowerment that creates enabling environments so that women and girls are able to freely and fairly participate in civil society, the economy, government, education, and sports.

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Fostering Economic Prosperity

Projects promote or develop best practices to nurture more gender-diverse business ownership, as well as innovative ventures that more broadly benefit society. Activities may include skills training, building awareness of job resources, or promoting job creation through information on entrepreneurship or business development. Proposals to create for-profit businesses or directly employ workers are not eligible for AEIF funding.

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Building Civic Participation, Good Governance, and Resilient Communities

Projects support and promote active citizen participation, observation of the governmental/political process, promotion of good governance best practices, media literacy, volunteerism in community service projects; or help communities build resilience to natural disasters, violent conflict or extremism. Projects that support or oppose partisan political activity are not eligible for AEIF funding.

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Advancing Science, Technology, Health, and Innovation

Projects promote awareness of and nurture a healthy innovation economy and improves STEM education. Proposals to provide direct social services (i.e. medicine) to a population are not eligible for AEIF funding. Proposals for research projects are not eligible for AEIF funding.

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Promoting Inclusion and Educational Opportunity

Projects promote opportunity for education, particularly for under-represented or marginalized groups. Projects may also include mentorship programs in science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics (STEAM), or English language.