January 29, 2015

Welcome to the 2015 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund Competition!

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Are you an International Exchange Alumni and looking for a grant to support your community? Get ready for the 2015 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund! This is your chance to win up to $25,000 grant your projects!
 
Do you have idea that will change your community and our world? What’s your solution? Log in to International Exchange Alumni and start building your project.
 
To get started, make sure are a registered alumni on alumni.state.gov. Then click on “Submit a Project.” Write your proposal, select your team members, and submit your projects. 
 
A couple of tips: you must have at least 5 team members who are registered on the International Exchange Alumni website. Remember that U.S. citizens can be team members, but not team leaders. Team leaders, who submit the projects, must be non-U.S. citizens.
 
Need help finding team members? Use the Alumni Directory on the website or contact the Public Affairs Section in your country’s U.S. Embassy or consulate, and start your project, today! 
 
Important dates to remember: All proposals are due by Noon ET on February 24. After reviewing proposals, we will announce Finalists on March 10. Finalist teams can refine proposals and solicit votes until noon March 31st. Don’t miss the deadline. Final proposals must be submitted through the website before Noon (eastern daylight time) on March 31.  
 
We will announce the 2015 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund winners on May 11th. 
 
Still have questions? Check out the new AEIF Help Desk for more information, sample proposals, and answers to Commonly Asked Questions.
 
Log in to International Exchange Alumni today and show us how your public service project can make a difference in our world!