Notice of Funding Opportunities: 2021 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF 2021)

U.S. Department of State
U.S. Embassy France
Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFO)

Funding Opportunity Title: 2021 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF 2021)

Funding Opportunity Number: PAS-France-FY2021-01
Deadline for Applications: March 22, 2021, 23:59 CET
Assistance Listing Number: 19.040 – Public Diplomacy Programs
Total Amount Available: $10,000 – $50,000

The U.S. Mission to 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
2021 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF 2021). We seek proposals from teams of at least two
alumni that meet all program eligibility requirements below. Exchange alumni interested in participating
in AEIF 2021 should submit proposals to mail address by March 22, 2021, 23:59
CET. The U.S. Mission will evaluate all proposals and recommend one proposal for funding by the
Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). Projects will be evaluated by ECA
against proposals received from alumni around the world. Given the current health situation, projects
that can be easily adapted to virtual or hybrid virtual/in-person activities will be given priority.


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.
U.S. Mission to France will accept public service projects proposed and managed by teams of at least two
(2) alumni that support U.S.-France leadership on global challenges:
-Entrepreneurship and economic development
-Diversity and Inclusion
-Women and girls’ empowerment
-Promotion of American studies and American English
-Cooperation in sciences, technology, health and innovation
-Countering violent extremism
-Media literacy and countering disinformation

Priority Region: France

All application materials must be submitted 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 the Notice of Funding Opportunity AIEF PASFrance-FY2021-01

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.

Listen to the online presentation of the Alumni Small Grants Competition and the Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund,
For the Powerpoint presentation, please click here

Other links presentations:
1- International Visitor Leadership Program Alumna Video
2- Fulbright Alumna Video
3- Youth Ambassadors for Community Service Alumni Video