Obama - Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative
The United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) announces an open competition for the support of projects through the Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative (OSI). Announced by the U.S. and Indian governments, OSI aims to strengthen collaboration and build partnerships between American and Indian institutions of higher education. The Foundation is soliciting 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 following fields: sustainable development; climate change; environmental studies; education and educational reform; public health; and community development and innovation. Projects 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.
Program guidelines, including submission instructions, previous awards and FAQs are available at http://www.usief.org.in/Institutional-Collaboration/Obama-Singh-21st-Cen...
Due date for proposals is November 1, 2013. Project duration is a maximum of three years. Maximum award is $250,000. Cost sharing is encouraged.
RIT may submit only one proposal in response to this call. Researchers interested in submitting a proposal should forward a one page white paper with project concepts to David Bond firstname.lastname@example.org by September 30.