The Embassy of the United States in Jordan 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 welcome proposals from teams consisting of at least two alumni that meet all program eligibility requirements below. Exchange alumni interested in participating in AEIF 2023 should submit proposals to ( AmmanGrants@state.gov ) by March 12, 2023 / 5:00 p.m. EET (Amman time).
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, AEIF 2023 will support the United States’ commitment to strengthening economic prosperity and inclusive economic growth; promoting innovation; and skill-building to improve job opportunities.
The following individuals are eligible to apply:- Applicants must be alumni of a U.S. government-funded or sponsored exchange program(https://alumni.state.gov/list-exchange-programs) or a U.S. government-sponsoredexchange program (https://j1visa.state.gov/).- Projects teams must include teams of at least two (2) alumni.- Alumni who are U.S. citizens may not submit proposals, but U.S. citizen alumni mayparticipate as team members in a project.- Alumni teams may be comprised of alumni from different exchange programs anddifferent countries.- Applications must be submitted by exchange alumni or alumni associations of USGexchange alumni. Not-for-profit, non-governmental organizations, think tanks, andacademic institutions are not eligible to apply in the name of the organization but canserve as partners for implementing project activities.