Alumni Outreach Program

Alumni of U.S. Government-sponsored exchange programs are invited to propose innovative projects, for which they many receive grants.

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What?

Every year the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ (ECA) Office of Alumni Affairs (ECA/P/A) invites posts to submit proposals for the Mission-Driven Alumni Outreach (MDAO) program. This funding opportunity is designed to assist posts in furthering the return on the U.S. Government’s investment in exchange programs and in aligning alumni engagement efforts directly in support of foreign policy objectives. Alumni of U.S. Government-sponsored exchange programs are invited to propose innovative projects, for which they many receive grants.

Who?

Alumni of U.S. Government-sponsored exchange programs.

Want to know more?

Proposals may be submitted at http://eca.r.state.sbu/ECAAlumni/mdao/SitePages/Home.aspx using the “MDAO proposal form” and “MDAO budget form”.

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