Citizen Diplomacy Action Fund for U.S. Alumni

Do you have a great public service project in mind, but need funding to get it off the ground? 

Are you ready to use the skills and knowledge you gained during your exchange experience?

If you answered yes, then you and your team of alumni could apply for – and win! – up to $10,000 through the Citizen Diplomacy Action Fund for U.S. Alumni. The Citizen Diplomacy Action Fund for U.S. Alumni provides small grants to teams of past and current participants of U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs to carry out public service projects using the skills and knowledge they gained during their exchange experiences.

The application window for the 2019 Citizen Diplomacy Action Fund is now closed! Please see the timeline below for the next steps in this year's competition cycle. Check this space in September and October for additional updates.

Citizen Diplomacy Action Fund Timeline

Date Activity
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 All team members must have their International Exchange Alumni account verified and activated on
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 The Citizen Diplomacy Action Fund competition begins at 2:00 p.m. EDT. Alumni may start submitting proposals and budgets.
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 The deadline for Citizen Diplomacy Action Fund proposals and budget forms is 2:00 p.m. EDT. This is the final and only deadline. Late submissions will not be accepted.
August and September 2019 Eligible proposals will be reviewed and evaluated.
October 2019 Citizen Diplomacy Action Fund 2019 finalists and winners will be announced!


Do you have questions about this competition?

Missed the Q&A webinar for the 2019 Citizen Diplomacy Action Fund? No worries! Catch up on all you need to know about the application process, proposal writing tips, and important eligibility requirements here.

Click here to see a page of Frequently Asked Questions.

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Citizen Diplomacy Action Fund is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and implemented by Partners of the Americas in partnership with the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.