AEIF 2020

Documents to AEIF Grant (please read them carefully):

  1. AEIF 2020 Application Form
  2. AEIF 2020 Guidance
  3. Option A- CALL FOR PROPOSALS AEIF 1-17-2020
  4. AEIF 2020 Budget Form

The Embassy and Consulates of the United States in Russia announce 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 on the 2020 theme of women in peace, security, and governance from teams of at least two alumni that meet all program eligibility requirements as described below.  Exchange alumni interested in participating in AEIF 2020 should submit proposals to [email protected] by March 2, 2020.


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 the United States’ commitment to working with our partners around the world to advance the essential role of women in peace, security, and governance.

The Embassy and the Consulates of the United States in Russia will accept public service projects proposed and managed by teams of at least two (2) alumni that support themes such as:

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

Expected size of individual awards:  Between $5,000 and $25,000.

Program Performance Period: Proposed programs should be completed in one year or less.


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 ( ).
  • Project teams must include 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 on 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.

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