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November 7, 2023

Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund

Notice of Funding Opportunity


United States Embassy Nairobi

Public Diplomacy Section

P.O. Box 606 Village Maret

00621 Nairobi, Kenya

Tel: + 254-2-363-6202



Funding Opportunity Title: Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund

Deadline for Applications: Application period is from 1 November 2023 to February 2, 2024.


Total Amount Range: $5000-35,000


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Program Description


The Embassy of the United States in Nairobi, Kenya announces an open competition for past participants (“alumni”) of U.S. government-funded and U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs in Kenya 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 to NairobiGrants@state.gov  by February 2, 2024, 12:59pm EAT.


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, AEIF 2024 will support United States’ commitment to [Economic Prosperity, Advancing Democracy, Governance and Civilian Security and Health Cooperation)

The US Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya will accept public service projects proposed and managed by teams of at least two (2) alumni that support themes such as:


  • Economic Prosperity (i.e., Creative economy, educative programs, food security, social innovation, climate change, poverty reduction, WASH and other related areas).


  • Advancing Democracy, Governance and Civilian Security (i.e., violence extremism, human rights, protection, Promoting Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility, conflict resolution, Peace and Security, Migration, Gender and other related areas will be considered).


  • Health Cooperation (i.e., Mental Health and Psychosocial Support, Gender Based Violence, Tele-health, environmental health, climate change, WASH other related areas will be considered).


Proposals must address either of the above themes/pillars. 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.

More details: 


AEIF 2024 Proposal Form

AEIF 2024 Budget Form 

For more information regarding the application process, please address all inquiries to to the following email: NairobiGrants@state.gov