Indo-U.S. 21st Century Knowledge Initiative
Internal Deadline: September 14, 2015; 12pm [updated 8/21/15]
External Deadline: November 2, 2015
Submission Process: PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission under Grant through the Office of Research Application Portal: https://app.wizehive.com/apps/USCgrants
Materials to submit:
- Single Page Proposal Summary (0.5” margins; single-spaced; font type: Arial, Helvetica, or Georgia typeface; font size: 11 pt.).
- CV – (4 pages maximum)
Link to Award: http://www.usief.org.in/upload/OSI_RFP_2015.pdf
Purpose: The United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) announces an open competition for the support of projects through the Indo-U.S. 21st Century Knowledge Initiative (formerly known as the Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative). Announced by the U.S. and Indian governments, the Knowledge Initiative aims to strengthen collaboration and build partnerships between American and Indian institutions of higher education. Accredited U.S. post-secondary educational institutions meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 U.S.C. 501c(3) may submit proposals to support the program’s goals of encouraging mutual understanding, facilitating educational reform, fostering economic development, and engaging civil society through academic cooperation with Indian post-secondary educational institutions, in the thematic areas of Energy, Climate Change & Environmental Studies; Education & Educational Reform; Public Health; Sustainable Development &
Community Development; and International Relations & Strategic Studies. Proposals are due November 2, 2015.
Program Overview: To encourage mutual understanding, facilitate educational reform, foster economic development, and engage civil society, the 21st Century Knowledge Initiative enables U.S. colleges and universities and Indian counterpart institutions to pursue objectives cooperatively through exchange visits of faculty, administrators, post graduate Indian students, and U.S. graduate students who can demonstrate the ability to work independently. The Knowledge Initiative is not designed to specifically support study abroad activities for undergraduate students but does encourage the development of education abroad programs for U.S. undergraduate students.
Project Design: The project should be designed to focus on specific institutional objectives that will support the program’s goals of encouraging mutual understanding, facilitating educational reform, fostering economic development, and engaging civil society. The project design should include a series of exchange visits and activities that will lead to the achievement of the project’s objectives within a three-year period, and should describe a process for evaluating the results of project implementation. The design should also provide for the effective administration of the project.
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