Cameroon Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) 2024
ID: 351462Type: Posted


U.S. Mission to Cameroon (DOS-CMR)

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$15K - $35K

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    Posted Dec 13, 2023 12:00 AM
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    Due Jan 19, 2024 12:00 AM

The U.S. Mission to Cameroon has posted a grant opportunity titled "Cameroon Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) 2024". This grant is a funding instrument type of Grant and falls under the category of funding activity called "Other". The grant does not require cost sharing or matching. The grant is part of the Public Diplomacy Programs category and has a CFDA number of 19.022.

The grant is open to alumni or alumni organizations of U.S. government-funded or sponsored exchange programs or U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs. The project teams must include at least two alumni, with one of the team leaders residing in Cameroon. The proposals must address the priority areas listed in the program objectives and all project activities must take place in Cameroon. The deadline for submitting proposals is January 19, 2024, at 5:00 p.m.

The grant aims to provide funding to alumni of U.S. government-sponsored and facilitated exchange programs to design and implement innovative solutions to global challenges facing their community. The grant has funded nearly 500 alumni-led projects worldwide since its inception in 2011. This year, the grant is seeking proposals from teams of at least two alumni in Cameroon that address one of the two themes: promoting citizenship and civic participation or promoting nonviolent conflict resolution and peacebuilding through entrepreneurship and innovation.

For the theme of promoting citizenship and civic participation, the project could include activities such as developing a curriculum to train Youth Civic Engagement Fellows, organizing a Cameroon Youth Civic Engagement Impact Fellowship, and conducting a virtual mentorship program between experienced alumni and fellows.

For the theme of promoting nonviolent conflict resolution and peacebuilding through entrepreneurship and innovation, the project could include activities such as organizing Alumni Ted Talks and pitch competitions, hosting a pitch competition final during the University Games, and providing a virtual mentoring program by alumni for university students.

Proposals must serve beneficiaries free of charge and provide a detailed program of activities, timeline, beneficiaries' selection process, and impact evaluation system.

For more information and to apply, visit the grant's website. For any inquiries, contact Karen Tang, the Deputy Public Affairs Officer, at or by phone at 00237222201500.

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