INDO-PACIFIC SCHOLAR CONNECT

1. Within five months after the project start date:
Connect 40 Indian and 20 regional scholars focused on the study of the Indo-Pacific region through a series of virtual speaker engagements and focused group meetings organized over a period of five months providing them opportunities to share

studies, research findings, and local knowledge about the Indo-Pacific.

This will be evidenced by such material posted/shared by the participants on a digital platform created for that purpose.

2. Within six months after the project start date:
Generate/identify at least 15 collaborative research, mentoring, and partnership ideas/opportunities and create cultural bonding among these 60 scholars by bringing them together with U. S. and Indian experts for a five-day in-person residency program.

This will be evidenced by post-event reports and customized surveys among participants administered before and after the residency.

3. Within 11 months after the project start date:
A select group of Indian and regional (five each, 10 total) participants will gain a more in-depth understanding of U. S. foreign policy objectives and strategies in the Indo-Pacific region through their participation in an exchange opportunity that would allow them to examine the complex U. S. foreign policy decision-making process and acquire firsthand knowledge of key institutions and public and private agencies involved in foreign policy making in the United States.

This will be evidenced by post-program reports and customized surveys among participants administered before and after the exchange opportunity 4. Within 12 months after the project start date:
Monitor and report on the joint research, mentoring, and partnership plans ideated at the residency though direct messaging and focused group meetings before and after the project.

5. Within 12 months after the project start date:
Develop the participants’ virtual networking platform as a knowledge repository that would attract more scholars to the network and offer them opportunities to publish studies focused on the Indo-Pacific.

This will be evidenced by the number of additional members and volume of curated content populated on this site.

Related Programs

Public Diplomacy Programs

Department of State


Agency: Department of State

Office: U.S. Mission to India

Estimated Funding: $150,000





Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
U.S. Consulate General, Mumbai

Additional Information of Eligibility:
All types of domestic applicants are eligible to apply, except nonprofit organizations described in section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 that engaged in lobbying activities after December 31, 1995.

Federally-affiliated entities must adhere to the eligibility standards below: 1.

DOE/National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) National Laboratories DOE/NNSA National Laboratories are eligible to submit applications (either as a lead organization or as a team member in a multi-institutional team) under this FOA and may be proposed as subrecipients under another organization’s application.

If recommended for funding as a lead applicant, funding will be provided through the DOE Field-Work Proposal System.

If recommended for funding as a proposed subrecipient, the value of the proposed subaward will be removed from the prime applicant’s award and will be provided to the laboratory through the DOE Field-Work Proposal System.

No administrative provisions of this FOA will apply to the laboratory or any laboratory subcontractor.

Additional instructions for securing authorization from the cognizant Contracting Officer are found in Section VIII of this FOA.

2.

Non-DOE/NNSA FFRDCs Non-DOE/NNSA FFRDCs are neither eligible to submit applications under this FOA nor to be proposed as subrecipients under another organization’s application.

3.

Other Federal Agencies Other Federal Agencies are neither eligible to submit applications under this FOA nor to be proposed as subrecipients under another organization’s application.

Applications from for-profit organizations that propose research related to current commercial activity may be declined without merit review.

Applications that are submitted by applicants that have not submitted a required LOI may be declined without further review.

Full Opportunity Web Address:
https://in.usembassy.gov/

Contact:


Agency Email Description:
ChennaiPASG@state.gov

Agency Email:


Date Posted:
2021-03-19

Application Due Date:


Archive Date:
2021-06-17



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