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Notice of Funding Opportunity – 2023 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF 2023)
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U.S. Mission to France
Notice of Funding Opportunity

Funding Opportunity Title: 2023 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF 2023)
Funding Opportunity Number: PDS-France-FY2023-01
Deadline for Applications: March 12, 2023, 23:59 CET
Assistance Listing Number: 19.040 – Public Diplomacy Programs
Total Amount Available: $5,000 – $35,000

The Mission 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 2023 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF 2023). We seek proposals from teams of at least two alumni that meet all program eligibility requirements below. Exchange alumni interested in participating in AEIF 2023 should submit proposals to GrantsFrance@state.gov by March 12, 2023, 23:59 CET. The U.S. Mission will evaluate all proposals and recommend one to three proposals per round 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.

AEIF provides alumni of U.S. government-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, 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:

-Environment, Climate Change
-Diversity and Inclusion
-Women and girls’ empowerment
-Media literacy and countering disinformation
-Cooperation in sciences, technology, health and innovation
-Economic development, Entrepreneurship
-Shared security, Countering violent extremism

Priority Region: France

All application materials must be submitted in English to GrantsFrance@state.gov. 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 PDS-France-FY2023-01 AEIF.

The U.S. Mission to France will be holding an online informative presentation for alumni to provide additional information and details about the 2023 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund, on Tuesday, January 31, 2023, at 11:30 am.

Direct questions to GrantsFrance@state.gov