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The Research Office, Incentive Programs is requesting letters of intent for the USIEF – Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative (OSI) – U.S.–India Institutional Partnership Grants program.
Office for Research Development Letter of Intent submission deadline: Monday, September 8, 2014
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 US and Indian governments, OSI aims to strengthen collaboration and build partnerships between American and Indian institutions of higher education. Accredited US 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.
Exchange activities may include but are not limited to curriculum design, research collaboration, team teaching, focused series of exchanges, seminars, among other activities. Activities should be designed to develop expertise, advance scholarship and teaching, and promote long-term ties between partner institutions.
Proposals in the following fields are eligible: Energy, Climate Change & Environmental Studies; Education & Educational Reform; Public Health; and Sustainable Development & Community Development.
Limit Summary: USIEF will only accept one proposal per institution.
In an effort to provide the highest level of excellence and viability for funding, a review process will be put in place if more than one proposal is submitted. The finalist will be asked to represent Oregon State University and to submit their proposal to the USIEF by the November 3, 2014 deadline.
Information: Mary Phillips at firstname.lastname@example.org
General guidance for preparation of letters of intent to the Office for Research Development:
COVER SHEET (1 page)
PROJECT DESCRIPTION (1 - 4 pages)
Suggested Reviewers: (1 page) Optional – but as you write envision who might be a reviewer of your proposal or the Program Officer.