Program website: https://alumni.state.gov/aeif#
Deadline for submission is Feb 28
Greetings from the U.S. Consulate General Chennai!
We are pleased to announce the latest round of the Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF). AEIF 2019 provides a chance for exchange alumni to implement local projects that address global issues, and is accepting proposals from February 1 to February 28, 2019.
The competition provides small grants (up to $25,000) to teams of past and current participants of U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs to carry out public service projects that utilize skills and knowledge they have gained through their exchange experiences. To participate, alumni must be members of the International Exchange Alumni (IEA) global online community.
All AEIF 2019 project proposals must address one of the five U.S. foreign policy themes described below.
· Fostering Economic Prosperity
· Empowering Women and Girls:
· Building Civic Participation, Good Governance, and Resilient Communities
· Advancing Science, Technology, Health, and Innovation
· Promoting Inclusion and Educational Opportunity
Proposal Submission: You are invited to submit project ideas through the International Exchange Alumni (IEA) web site from Friday February 1 at 14:00 ET, 2019 (New York Time) – Thursday February 28 at 14:00 ET, 2019.
We invite you to visit https://alumni.state.gov/aeif for detailed information.
Alumni Registration at https://alumni.state.gov
Is your alumni.state.gov account up-to-date? We strongly encourage you to sign in to your International Exchange Alumni (IEA) website accounts well in advance to ensure your account is active and/or to reset forgotten passwords. Need to create an alumni.state.gov account? Click here for help. Don’t wait! If you send in your request for a new account after January 25, 2019, IEA may not be able to grant or restore access by the proposal submission deadline.
Get ready now: sign into your alumni.state.gov account to check out the AEIF Helpdesk. There, you can find Frequently Asked Questions, as well as sample proposals (coming soon!), budgets, and guides to help you create a great proposal.
Note: All alumni teams will need to present the project as a team of a minimum of three alumni who are current or former participants of a U.S. government-sponsored exchange program and who are registered on the International Exchange Alumni website.
To receive federal funding, successful projects will need to collaborate with legally-recognized partner organizations, including public and private organizations, academia, non-governmental organizations, etc., that meet U.S. and Indian technical and legal requirements (i.e., FCRA of Government of India, SAM and DUNS).
Please do not hesitate to contact my colleague Chitra Jaishankar, Cultural Affairs Assistant - Alumni Outreach (Cell: 7338744355; E: Jaishankarc@state.gov) with questions or concerns.
We look forward to hearing from many of you soon. Good luck!
Mr. Moulik Berkana
Cultural Affairs Officer
Public Affairs Section, U.S. Consulate General
220, Anna Salai, Gemini Circle, Chennai – 600006, India
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