Learn more about how to participate in the 2016 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund competition for your chance to win $25,000 to support your innovate solution to challenges in your community.
The State Department created the Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) in 2011 to support alumni initiatives that promote shared values and innovative solutions to global challenges. The competition provides small grants to teams of past and current participants of U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs to carry out public service projects that utilize skills and knowledge they have gained through their exchange experiences. To participate, alumni must be members of the International Exchange Alumni (IEA) global online community and form teams of at least four IEA community members (this number includes the team leader). Proposed projects must address one of the AEIF themes. In 2015, 48 grants of up $25,000 were awarded to alumni teams worldwide to support their public service projects.