In 2016, the U.S. Department of State hosted its sixth annual Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) project competition. This year, alumni from more than 137 countries submitted 829 project proposals. The 61 winning teams in 51 different countries will receive grants of up to $25,000 each to support projects that focus on themes such as climate change and environmental protection, refugee resettlement, empowering women and girls, youth entrepreneurship and employment, and access to education. View all projects below. Alumni can log in to view individual projects.

View all the winning projects by category

View all the winning projects by category

Access to Education

Language Teaching: Acquisition and Practice - Afghanistan

Transatlantic Language Teachers - Cyprus

SMART -  Shaping Math Accessibility Resources for Teaching - Dominican Republic

SAWA (Together) - Lebanon

The Mini Programmers Academy - Lebanon

MOJO Mobile Journalism, Show Me the Reality - Macedonia

Project-Based Learning for Rural Primary Schoolers - Madagascar 

Model for Education and Business In Digital Center - Mexico

English Teaching Internship Initiative (ETII) - Morocco

E-nitiate - Morocco

Young Teachers Weekend: YOUTeacH National Launch - Philippines

Science Enrichment and Education for Development - Sudan


Civic Participation

Our Voice for Peace - Afghanistan, Pakistan, India

Early Learning in Algerian Museums - Algeria

Social Engagement for Budgetary Accountability - Bangladesh

Youth and Media Literacy - Cambodia

One Cameroon Initiative (OCI) - Cameroon

DDD: Debate Dialogue, Discussion in Palestine - Palestinian Territories 

We Serve….We Learn - Palestinian Territories 

Involving Youth in Municipal Planning - Ukraine


Climate Change and Environmental Protection

Sustainable Development of Tibetan NGOs for E.P. - China

International Students Environmental Conference - Germany

Lighting Up Lives - India

Hack-a-farm Innovation Camp - Indonesia, Vietnam

Connect Dots: Rural Environmental Leaders Program - Mongolia 

Sri Lanka Youth Climate Summit - Sri Lanka

Storytelling for Environment Justice - Taiwan

Mekong River Restoration Project - Thailand


Empowering Women and Girls

GeekGirls Workshop Tour - Burma

Healing to Empowerment: Story of the Manipuri Women - India

Write to Speak - Nepal

Women, Politics and Power - Pakistan

STAR Panama - Panama

Empowering Caregivers to Promote School Readiness - South Africa

100 Hands Initiative - Sri Lanka

Brave Girls - Vietnam


Entrepreneurship and Youth Employment

Female Founders Legal Clinic - Argentina

Empowering Cypriot Small-Scale Food Producers - Cyprus

Jovenes Pioneros - El Salvador

Tegus Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Ignite - Honduras

Youth Entrepreneurship Week - Indonesia

Proudly Lesotho: Basotho Entrepreneurs Forum - Lesotho

YBLN Employment Network - Nigeria

Entrepreneurship Tour Bootcamp - Senegal

ENTERprise your region - Slovakia

Turning Point Challenge  - Spain


Human Rights and Social Inclusion of Vulnerable Populations

Unlimited Movement - Armenia

Stories for Change - Burma

LGBT Youth, Let’s Talk - Chile

Journalism for Diversity, LGBT News Agency - Colombia

Photo-Senses, Glances that Feel - Ecuador

Mapping Human Rights for Dialogue in Calais - France

Imagine Play for Arab Community - Israel

Doctors for Peace - Jordan

Blind Kids Lead Kids with Disabilities to School - Nigeria

Common Space, Common Issue - Poland

Learning to Include - Poland

Youth Justice Teen Court - The Bahamas

Eradication of Demeaning Widowhood Practices - Togo

Give Me a Hand for Refugees - Turkey

Tackling Child Trafficking through Creative Arts - Uganda


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