1. 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.
2. This year, AEIF 2022 will support United States’ commitment to the Integrated Country Strategy Goals to Brazil.
3. The U. S. Embassy and Consulates to Brazil will accept public service projects proposed and managed by teams of at least two (2) alumni that support themes such as:
Mission Goal I - The United States and Brazil Increase Cooperation to Advance Our Shared Regional and Global Priorities for International Security, Democracy, and the Rule of Law.
Mission Objective 1. 1:
Achieve policy convergence on global issues related to peace, security, health and science, and food security using multilateral and international organizations.
Mission Objective 1. 2:
Achieve agreement with multilateral partners on regional priorities to promote democracy, the rule of law, and environmental sustainability using regional organizations and bilateral mechanisms.
Mission Goal II - Expand Shared Prosperity by Deepening U.S.-Brazil Economic Partnership.
Mission Objective 2. 1:
Encourage Government of Brazil economic policy and regulatory reforms that create expanded trade and investment opportunities for U. S. and Brazilian companies.
Mission Objective 2. 2:
Promote Brazil’s use of reliable, affordable, and environmentally sound energy sources and technologies to support U. S. commercial opportunities and Brazil’s inclusive, sustainable economic development.
Mission Objective 2. 3:
Promote Brazil’s development of a thriving digital economy to support inclusive Brazilian economic development and U. S. commercial opportunities.
Mission Goal III - The United States and Brazil Partner to Ensure Our Citizens’ Security.
Mission Objective 3. 1:
Expand defense cooperation and improve interoperability to maintain regional stability.
Mission Objective 3. 2:
Protect the U. S. homeland by partnering with Brazil to combat and dismantle transnational criminal networks and ensure legitimate travel.
Mission Objective 3. 3:
Enhance law enforcement cooperation to fight crime and corruption, strengthen the platform for strategic security collaboration, and ensure the safety of U. S. citizens and companies.
Mission Goal IV - Expanded People to People Relationships Strengthen Economic and Institutional Ties and Promote Understanding of U. S. Government Policy and American Values.
Mission Objective 4. 1:
Consolidate the bilateral educational and research relationship to create sustained partnerships that support a broad range of USG policy goals in Brazil.
Mission Objective 4. 2:
Facilitate the creation of people-to-people connections and partner networks to promote ICS goals and U. S. values, including social inclusion.
APPLICATION AND SUBMISSION INFORMATION Exchange alumni interested in participating in AEIF 2022 should submit proposals using the following link (https://forms.gle/G2VL1wju61VFqTvj8) by Month DD, 202 2. 1. Application and budget templates are available at https://bit.ly/3ClBsYo.
2. Content and Form of Application Submission.
Applications and budgets must be submitted using the official AEIF 2022 application and budget forms.
Please follow all instructions from the NOFO carefully.
Proposals that do not meet the requirements of this announcement or fail to comply with the stated requirements will be ineligible.