Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF 2024)

The Embassy of the United States in Italy 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 2024 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF 2024).   We seek proposals from teams of at least two alumni that meet all program eligibility requirements below. Exchange alumni interested in participating in AEIF 2024 should submit proposals using the form at this link https://form.jotform.com/233523822076151 by February 15, 2024. 

Program Objectives:  

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.

U.S. Embassy to Italy will accept public service projects proposed and managed by teams of at least two (2) alumni that support themes such as:

  • Countering Disinformation
  • Transatlantic Security
  • Economic Prosperity
  • Democracy and Democratic Values
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility
  • American Studies

Proposals that do not address the theme as outlined in the program objectives will be deemed ineligible. All project activities must take place outside of the United States and its territories.