Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund- AEIF 2019 Competition

Applications for AEIF 2019 are now open.

Do you have a great public service project in mind, but need funding to get it off the ground?

Are you ready to use the skills and knowledge you gained during your exchange experience?

If you answered yes, then you and your team of alumni could apply for – and win! – up to $25,000 through the 2019 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund competition. Since 2011, AEIF has supported more than 400 alumni-led initiatives around the world and reached millions of people both directly and indirectly through trainings, awareness campaigns, and leadership and empowerment programs. It’s not too early to start planning now: you can officially submit your final application via the website throughout the month of February. Check to make sure you can access your International Exchange Alumni online account, gather your team of three or more exchange alumni, think of a project that fits one of the following themes, and start working on your proposal now!

AEIF themes for 2019 are:

  • Empowering Women and Girls
  • Fostering Economic Prosperity
  • Building Civic Participation, Good Governance, and Resilient Communities
  • Advancing Science, Technology, Health, and Innovation
  • Promoting Inclusion and Educational Opportunity

In 2018, the U.S. Department of State hosted its eighth annual Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) project competition. AEIF supports alumni initiatives that promote shared values and innovative solutions to global challenges.

This year, out of more than 1,300 project submissions from 150 countries, 67 alumni teams representing 61 countries have been selected as Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund winners! These alumni-led projects will foster economic prosperity; build civic participation, good governance, and resilient communities; advance science, technology, health, and innovation; promote inclusion and educational opportunity; and, empower women and girls around the world.



United States


  • Receive up to $25,000 for your community service project idea.
  • For more details, visit the official website.


For details, please visit the official website.

Eligible Regions: Open for All

Application Process

Apply online through the given link.

Application Deadline: February 28, 2019

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