Notice of Funding Opportunity

Notice of Funding Opportunity


Funding Opportunity Title:                          U.S. Embassy Bratislava PAS, AEIF 2024
Funding Opportunity Number:                    PAS-SVK-FY2024-02
CFDA Number – Name:                                19.022 – Educational and Cultural Exchange Programs Appropriation Overseas Grants
Deadlines for Applications:                         February 15, 2024

The U.S. Embassy Bratislava Public Affairs Section (PAS) announces an open competition for past participants (“alumni”) of U.S. government-funded and U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs to submit applications to the 2024 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF 2024).   We seek proposals from teams of at least two alumni that meet all program eligibility requirements below. Exchange alumni interested in participating in AEIF 2024 should submit proposals to by February 15, 2024.

  • Program Objectives:

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.

The U.S. Embassy in Bratislava will accept public service projects proposed and managed by teams of at least two (2) alumni that support themes such as:

  • Combating disinformation;
  • Support for the Ukrainian community in Slovakia, inclusion of marginalized groups/minorities;
  • Reforming existing/establishing new alumni associations and networks;
  • Youth engagement and combating brain drain.

Proposals must address at least one of the program objectives. Proposals that do not address the theme as outlined in the program objectives will be deemed ineligible. All project activities must take place outside of the United States and its territories.

Details are available in the Notice of Funding Opportunity (PDF, 249 KB).

Please send these documents in electronic format to

We will notify applicants upon receiving their application.

Grant proposals should include all the information requested in the Notice of Funding Opportunity. Proposals will not be considered until all information is received in electronic form. Proposals must be in English or accompanied by an English translation. Supporting documents may be in Slovak.

Questions should be addressed to