Meet the 2019 Winners

We are excited to announce the winners of the inaugural Citizen Diplomacy Action Fund for U.S. Alumni! 

The 25 winning projects will increase the U.S. government's investment in international exchanges by supporting public service projects using the skills and knowledge of U.S. citizen alumni who traveled abroad on U.S. government-funded exchange programs.

We look forward to following their progress as they implement these innovative projects that will advance the following key foreign policy priorities: Advance science, technology, health, and innovation; build civic participation, good governance, and resilient communities; empower women and girls; foster alumni network development; foster economic prosperity; and, promote inclusion and educational opportunities. 15 of the projects will take place abroad in collaboration with U.S. embassies in those countries.

Funded by the U.S. State Department and implemented in partnership with Partners of the Americas, future Citizen Diplomacy Action Fund for U.S. Alumni competitions will be held in 2020 and 2021.

2019 Citizen Diplomacy Action Fund Winners by Theme

Advancing Science, Technology, Health, and Innovation (3 Winners)

Building Civic Participation, Good Governance, and Resilient Communities (4 Winners)

Empowering Women and Girls (6 Winners)

Fostering Alumni Network Development (4 Winners)

Fostering Economic Prosperity (2 Winners)

Promoting Inclusion and Educational Opportunities (6 Winners)


Do you have questions about this competition?

Interested in applying for a future Citizen Diplomacy Action Fund grant? Catch up on all you need to know about the application process, proposal writing tips, and important eligibility requirements here.

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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.