Announcing the call for the 2024 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF)
U.S. Embassy Luxembourg announces an open competition for past participants (alumni) of U.S. government-funded & sponsored exchange programs to submit applications to the 2024 AIEF. Exchange alumni should submit proposals by 1 February 2024.
The Public Diplomacy Section (PD) of the U.S. Embassy in Luxembourg, U.S. Department of State administers a Public Diplomacy Grants Program. Awards are granted through project-specific Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs). This notice is subject to availability of funding.
PD Luxembourg invites proposals for programs that promote bilateral cooperation and highlight shared values. All programs must include an American perspective, societal or cultural element, or connection with American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policies and perspectives. Grants available through this program are intended to serve as one-time opportunities that can help launch projects that should be sustainable after the project period is over. They CANNOT be used to support on-going operational costs, construction, scientific research, partisan political activity, trade activities, fund-raising campaigns, or commercial products. Further restrictions may apply.
Department of State grant programs are governed by the Code of Federal Regulations, particularly as found at 2CFR200. Interested applicants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with applicable requirements. Additional detailed guidance and resources are contained in the NOFOs and are available throughout this section.
If you have any questions about the grant application process, please contact the Public Diplomacy team at: LuxembourgGrants@state.gov
The following organizations are eligible to apply:
- U.S. or Luxembourgish not-for-profit, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations.
- Public and private educational institutions.
- Public international organizations and governmental institutions.
- Individuals (note that for-profit organizations are not eligible for this notice of funding opportunity. By extension, this means that an employee or owner of a for-profit organization may not apply as an individual solely to circumvent this restriction. If applying as an individual, you must include in your application an explanation of why you are uniquely qualified as an individual applicant.)
- U.S. organizations applying for funding must partner with a Luxembourgish organization.
Other Eligibility Requirements:
To be approved for funding, all organizations must have a valid registration on www.SAM.gov . Please note that SAM.gov requirements do not apply to individuals applying for a grant.
The submission of the SOI is the first step in a two-step process. Applicants must first submit a Statement of Interest designed to clearly communicate program idea and objectives. This is not a full proposal.
The Grants Committee will review Statements of Interest (SOI) twice based on the following schedule. The Grants Committee recommends applicants submit proposals with start dates three to six months (or more) after the submission deadline.
- Round 1 SOI Deadline: Check back for the 2024 submission dates
- Round 2 SOI Deadline: Check back for the 2024 submission dates
After each deadline, eligible SOIs will be reviewed by the Grants Committee. Selected applicants will be invited to expand on their program idea(s) by submitting a full proposal application (Phase 2). Full proposals will go through a second merit review before final funding decision are made.