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2024 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF 2024)

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE

U.S. Mission to France
Notice of Funding Opportunity

Funding Opportunity Title: 2024 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF 2024)
Funding Opportunity Number: PDS-France-FY2024-01
Deadline for Applications: February 21, 2024, 23:59 Local Time (France)
Total Amount Available: $5,000.00 – $35,000.00

The Mission of the United States in France announces an open competition for past participants of U.S. government-funded and U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs to submit applications to the 2024 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF 2024). We seek proposals from teams of at least two alumni that meet all the program eligibility requirements of the Notice of Funding Opportunity PDS-France-FY2024-01.

The U.S. Mission will evaluate all proposals and recommend one to three proposals 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.

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 cooperation and leadership on global challenges:

  • Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability
  • Sports Diplomacy
  • Shared Democratic Values and Interests
  • Civic Education
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Cultural Diplomacy
  • Media Literacy
  • Prosperity, Trade, and Investment
  • Science, Health, Technology and Innovation
  • Security and Defense
  • Foreign Policy

Most of the project activities must take place in France (cross-border projects are possible but will require additional validation by correspondent U.S. Mission). All project activities must take place outside of the United States and its territories. Projects must have a Franco-American component or perspective.

Application materials (found at the bottom of the page) must be submitted in English to GrantsFrance@state.gov by February 21, 2024, 23:59 Local Time (France). For more information, eligibility, and deadlines please read the Notice of Funding Opportunity PDS-France-FY2024-01 AEIF.

The U.S. Mission to France will be holding an online informative presentation for alumni to provide additional information and details about the 2024 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund, on Tuesday, January 30, 2024, at 11:30 am. Please click here to register.

Questions can be directed to GrantsFrance@state.gov. Please note that we do not provide any pre-consultation for application related questions that are addressed in the Notice of Funding Opportunity.