Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund

The Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) is offering the alumni community grant funding opportunities from $5,000 (five thousand dollars) to $25,000 (twenty-five thousand dollars), through its Global AEIF 2020 Competition, to implement projects of development and social impact in their communities.

The AEIF is seeking projects in the area of ​​women’s and girls’ empowerment, and their greater inclusion and participation in civil society.

AEIF 2020 will select proposals from teams composed of at least 2 (two) alumni who:

1. Strengthen the role of women and girls in projects to promote peace, security and governance;

2. Promote the prevention of violence, sexual or moral abuse, and the exploitation of women and girls;

3. Promote greater participation by women and girls in politics, business and economics, and civil society. 

4. Take action to prevent terrorism and extremism.

The following individuals are eligible to apply:

  • Applicants must be alumni of a U.S. government-funded exchange program or a U.S. government-sponsored exchange program.
  • Projects teams must include teams of at least two (2) alumni.
  • Alumni who are U.S. citizens may not submit proposals, but U.S. citizen alumni may participate as team members in a project.
  • Alumni teams may be comprised of alumni from different exchange programs and different countries.
  • Applications must be submitted by exchange alumni. Not-for-profit, non-governmental organizations, think tanks, and academic institutions are not eligible to apply in the name of the organization but can serve as partners for implementing project activities.

Registering your proposal in AEIF just got easier! The competition is now divided into two stages:

  1. Pre-proposal;
  2. Complete proposal. 

The pre-proposal must indicate:

  • A description of challenge/problem that your project will address;
  • The objectives and goals of the project;
  • The amount requested to develop your project.

Pre-proposals approved by the Grants Management Team of the US Embassy and Consulates in Australia will be forwarded to the full proposal stage.

The complete proposal must indicate:

  • Alumni team information;
  • The place where the project will be carried out;
  • Partnerships for the development of the project;
  • Project development, evaluation and sustainability methods;
  • Financial planning and expected expenses.

The US Embassy and Consulates will select up to 3 (three) proposals at this stage to submit to the AEIF 2020 selection committee in Washington DC

Deadlines for sending proposals

January 22-February 11: Application period for pre-proposals;

February 12: Selected pre-proposals are invited by the U.S. Mission to Australia to submit a full proposal;

February 12-March 11: Application period for full proposals;

March 12 – U.S. Mission to Australia selects up to three proposals for submission to the AEIF competition in Washington.

Ready to register your pre-proposal? Don’t wait until later and click the link below! We look forward to your project!

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