Alumni Grant Program

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

The State Department created the Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) in 2011 to support alumni initiatives that advance U.S. foreign policy objectives, promote shared interests, and benefit local communities. The competition provides small grants to teams of past and current participants of U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs to carry out public service projects that utilize skills and knowledge they have gained through their exchange experiences. Winning teams will be awarded up to $25,000 in support of projects. For more information and details on competition dates and program guidelines, please visit the AEIF home page.

If you have questions about AEIF, please email

2019 AEIF Presentation in English (Microsoft PowerPoint 2 MB)

2019 AEIF Presentation in Russian (Microsoft PowerPoint 2 MB)

We welcome our alumni to share articles and information on our Alumni Facebook Page.

If you would like to share your experience or success stories with the alumni community, please contact  Shafoat Kabilova at