Notice of Funding Opportunities

The following Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFO) are available.

Notice of Funding Opportunity: Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF)

Funding Opportunity Title:  2020 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF 2020)
Funding Opportunity Number:  PAS-France-FY20-02
Deadline for Applications: March 1, 2020, 17:00 CET
CFDA Number: 19.040 – Public Diplomacy Programs
Total Amount Available: $5,000 – $25,000


The Embassy of the United States in France announces an open competition for past participants (“alumni”) of U.S. government-funded and U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs to submit applications to the 2020 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF 2020).  We seek proposals from teams of at least two alumni that meet all program eligibility requirements below. Exchange alumni interested in participating in AEIF 2020 should submit proposals to by March 1. Please carefully follow all instructions below.

Priority Region: France

Program Objectives:

AEIF provides alumni of U.S. sponsored and facilitated exchange programs with funding to expand on skills gained during their exchange experience to design and implement innovative solutions to global challenges facing their community. Since its inception in 2011, AEIF has funded nearly 500 alumni-led projects around the world through a competitive global competition. This year, AEIF 2020 will support United States’ commitment to working with our partners around the world to advance the essential role of women in peace, security, and governance.

EMBASSY France will accept public service projects proposed and managed by teams of at least two (2) alumni that support themes such as:

  • Strengthen the role of women in peace, security, and governance;
  • Engage women as partners in preventing terrorism and countering radicalization and recruitment;
  • Promote protection of women and girls from violence, abuse, and exploitation; or
  • Support women’s political and civic participation.

All application materials must be submitted electronically in English to   Applications materials submitted via other means will not be accepted.

Please submit your proposal using the application forms found on the right sidebar of this page.

For more information, eligibility, and deadlines please read: Notice of Funding Opportunity AIEF PAS-France-FY2020-02 (PDF)

Questions can be directed to:

Please note:  We do not provide any pre-consultation for application related questions that are addressed in the Notice of Funding Opportunity/Annual Program Statement.