This section of the website offers information and resources for U.S. Government-funded educational and professional exchange program alumni.

The U.S. Embassy’s Public Affairs section offers a number of initiatives to support alumni outreach in Tajikistan.  It administers an annual Alumni Grant Program to support alumni-initiated projects aimed at promoting community service and the dissemination of professional knowledge.  The Public Affairs section also issues a quarterly alumni newsletter in order to spotlight alumni success stories, to share information on alumni-initiated activities and events, and to strengthen the network of all USG program alumni in Tajikistan.

You may contact Shafoat Kobilova, Alumni Outreach Coordinator, for additional questions or information: +992 37 229 23 14,

U.S. Government exchange program alumni are eligible to apply for alumni grants through the U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe.  The Democracy Outreach/Alumni Fund is used to maintain U.S. contact with alumni and encourage networking among alumni and their colleagues in fields that promote democratic advancement and economic reform. The purposes of the Program are to provide alumni with networking opportunities; to further the professional development of alumni and their colleagues and to assist the alumni to implement and disseminate the concepts learned during exchange programs. Several of the Embassy’s programming partners in Tajikistan also offer grants to exchange program alumni. Please contact IREX or American Councils for more information.

For all inquiries regarding the Alumni Grants Program please contact:

Shafoat Kobilova
Public Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy
Tel: (992 37) 229 23 14

We welcome our alumni to contribute articles and information for the newsletter.  If you would like to share your experience or success stories with the alumni community, please contact  Shafoat Kabilova at