The United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) has announced the India-US Institutional Partnership Grants competition for the support of projects through the Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative (OSI). OSI aims to strengthen collaboration and build partnerships between American and Indian institutions of higher education.
The OSI enables US and Indian universities to pursue objectives cooperatively through exchange visits of faculty, administrators, PG Indian students, and US graduate students who can demonstrate the ability to work independently.
Proposals in the following fields are eligible: Energy, Climate Change & Environmental Studies; Education & Educational Reform; Public Health; Sustainable Development & Community Development; and International Relations & Strategic Studies.
For the purpose of the program, aspirants must submit a proposal demonstrating how the project will benefit the participating institutions and support OSI goals. Proposals should explain how each participating department and institution will utilize the project to mutually benefit both institutions’ needs as well as larger needs in the country and society of the US and India.
Duration of the OSI grant:
Institutions must spend the OSI funds and complete the grant within three years from the time of entering into grant status.
Value of grant:
USIEF will award four OSI grants of approximately $190,000 each. The Request for Proposal will be issued for one more year (i.e. FY 2015 – 2016).
How to apply:
Prospective applicants should contact Archita Jha, Senior Program Officer , Office of U.S.-India Higher Education Cooperation at the U.S. – India Educational.
The deadline for 2014-2015 applications is November 3, 2014. USIEF will announce the awards by June 2015. The selected institutions will be expected to enter into grant status by August 2015.
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