The Embassy of the United States in Barbados 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 2022 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF 2022). We seek proposals from teams of at least two alumni that meet all program eligibility requirements below. Proposals can be submitted at two times during the application cycle from. The first submission deadline is January 14 and the second is March 25, 2022. Exchange alumni interested in participating in AEIF 2022 should submit proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11:59 PM (Atlantic Standard Time) on the above noted dates.
A. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
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.
U.S. Embassy Bridgetown will accept public service projects proposed and managed by teams of at least two (2) alumni that support objectives to include:
• Supporting Rule of Law and Good Governance;
• Greater Economic Sustainability, Energy Independence, Growth, and Natural Disaster Resilience