Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund 2023 Special Imitative

AEIF provides alumni of U.S. government-sponsored and funded 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 in Chisinau will accept projects proposed and managed by teams of at least two (2) alumni that support the theme Russian Disinformation.

Award information:

Length of performance period: 24 months
Expected size of awards: $5,000 to $20,000
Submission deadline :  March 15, 2023

Eligibility criteria:

The following individuals are eligible to apply:

  • Applicants must be alumni of a U.S. government-funded or sponsored exchange program ( or a U.S. government-sponsored exchange program (
  • 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 may participate as team members in a project.
  • Alumni teams may be comprised of alumni from different exchange programs and different countries.
  • Applications must be submitted by exchange alumni or alumni associations of USG exchange alumni. Not-for-profit, non-governmental organizations, think tanks, and academic institutions are not eligible to apply in the name of the organization but can serve as partners for implementing project activities.

Please submit you proposals to  by March 15, 2023, using the instructions (.docx 271 KB).