Cameroon Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) 2024

The summary for the Cameroon Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) 2024 grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the US Mission to Cameroon, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Cameroon Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) 2024: The Embassy of the United States in Cameroon announces an open competition for past participants (“alumni”) of exchange programs sponsored through the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the State Department and offered through the Public Diplomacy Section of U.S. Embassy Yaounde to submit applications to the 2024 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF 2024). 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 AEIF call for applications in Cameroon seeks proposals from teams of at least two alumni that meet all program eligibility requirements and specifically address one of the two themes described below. Exchange alumni interested in competing for the AEIF 2024 should submit proposals to [email protected] by January 19, 2024, at 5:00 pm (WAT). Please carefully follow all instructions below. Program Objectives: Proposals must specifically address one of the two following themes: Theme 1. Promote citizenship and civic participation Improve civic participation of youth, women, and underrepresented groups, including but not limited to people with disabilities and indigenous communities, by providing them with tools to facilitate civic leadership activities. The project could include but is not limited to the following activities: i. Develop a curriculum to train Youth Civic Engagement Fellows prepared to design and implement civic engagement initiatives. ii. Organize a Cameroon Youth Civic Engagement Impact Fellowship (CYCEIF) to prepare selected candidates to lead civic engagement initiatives. iii. Conduct a virtual mentorship program between experienced USG alumni and CYCEI Fellows and empower fellows to implement impact initiatives across the country on specific civic engagement topics such as citizens' rights and responsibilities, democratic processes, community engagement activities, discussions on how to effectively contribute to society, etc. OR Theme 2: Promote nonviolent conflict resolution and peacebuilding through entrepreneurship and innovation Encourage a peacebuilding mindset in Cameroonian youth, by linking them with positive role models for constructive self-development and providing them with rewarding economic opportunities. The project could include but is not limited to the following activities: i. Organize Alumni Ted Talks and pitch competitions at one university in each of Cameroon's 10 regions. ii. Host a pitch competition final during the University Games, where finalists from each region will pitch their projects and receive tailored advice from alumni and seasoned experts. iii. Provide a virtual mentoring program by USG alumni for university students. Proposals must serve beneficiaries, free of charge. Proposals must provide a detailed program of activities, timeline, beneficiaries' selection process, and impact evaluation system.
Federal Grant Title: Cameroon Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) 2024
Federal Agency Name: US Mission to Cameroon (DOS-CMR)
Grant Categories: Other (see text field entitled "Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity" for clarification)
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: EMB-YAOUNDE-PDS-AEIF-FY24-04
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 19.022
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: January 19th, 2024
Original Application Deadline: January 19th, 2024
Posted Date: December 13th, 2023
Creation Date: December 13th, 2023
Archive Date: February 18th, 2024
Total Program Funding: $35,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $35,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $15,000
Expected Number of Awards: 2
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: December 13th, 2023
Category Explanation
Public Diplomacy Programs
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
•Applicants must be alumni or alumni organizations 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, but at least one of the team leaders must reside in Cameroon. •Proposals must address the priority areas listed above. Proposals that do not address the priorities as outlined in the program objectives will be deemed ineligible. •All project activities must take place in Cameroon. •Applications must be submitted by exchange alumni or alumni associations of USG exchange alumni. No other organizations are eligible to apply. Exchange alumni can partner with not-for-profit or non-governmental organizations, think tanks, and academic institutions to implement project activities. The grant can be issued to the individual alumni or the partner organization. •Proposals must be submitted in English and using the official AEIF 2024 Forms by no later than January 19, 2024, at 5:00 p.m.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
Information not provided
Grant Announcement Contact
Karen Tang
Phone 00237222201500
Deputy Public Affairs Officer
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