Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) 2024

ECA’s Office of Alumni Affairs has announced the roll-out of the 2023 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF).

The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil 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 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) 2024 – Brazil. 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 to or download a copy of their responses and send to by January 15, 2024, by 11:59PM (Brasilia Time).

AEIF process

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. This year, the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil will accept public service projects proposed and managed by teams of at least two (2) alumni that support one or more themes such as:

  1. Strengthening Democracy and Human Rights
    1.1: Strengthening Democratic Institutions
    1.2: Advancing Human Rights, especially for marginalized communities
    1.3: Strengthening the Rule of Law and Combating Corruption
  2. Deepening U.S.-Brazil Economic Partnership
    2.1: Expanding Trade and Investment Opportunities
    2.2: Promoting Sustainable and Affordable Energy Solutions
    2.3: Fostering Inclusive and Sustainable Economic Development
  3. Ensuring Citizen Security
    3.1: Enhancing Security Partnerships for Regional Stability
  4. Strengthening U.S.-Brazil Partnership on Climate Change
    4.1: Supporting Climate Mitigation and Adaptation Efforts
    4.2: Conserving Biodiversity and Protecting Ecosystems