USIEF Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative
To: Chairs, Departments in the Biological, Physical and Social Sciences
From: Heather Daniels, Graduate School
Date: August 13, 2012
Subject: USIEF Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative
Nominations are due at the Graduate School on Monday, August 20; Applications are due for internal review on Wednesday, August 29.
Proposals should demonstrate that a project’s objectives are feasible to achieve within a three-year period through a series of exchange activities that take into account prevailing conditions in the United States and India. 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 reliable, long-term communication between partner institutions. Proposals in the following fields are eligible: Energy; Sustainable Development; Climate Change; Environmental Studies; Education and Educational Reform; Public Health; and Community Development and Innovation.
The grant period will be for three years in the amount of $250,000.
Note: The committment of all partner institutions to the proposed project should be reflected in the cost-sharing which they offer in the context of their respective institutional capacities. Proposed cost-sharing will be considered an important indicator of the applicant institution's commitment to the project.
The Division of International Studies can facilitate your connection to international initiatives and centers on campus or around the world, whether to expand support opportunities, establish research collaborations, or develop an internationally focused course. If they are aware of your proposal ideas and current projects they can also help other potential collaborators and potential funding sources find you. Please contact Cynthia Williams, 262-3929, email@example.com.
The number of proposals UW–Madison may submit is limited to one.
This contains additional information on the program and specific application instructions, etc.
Internal Competition Application Instructions:
Notice of intent: Send an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "OSI" by Monday, August 20, 2012 to inform us of your intention to submit a proposal. Please include the following in your email message:
--name and full contact information for the PI
--a brief description (sentence or two) of the proposed project
Send your pdf application for internal competition to email@example.com with subject line "OSI" by Wednesday, August 29, 2012. Your application for the internal competition should include the following information:
--Name and contact information for the PI
--Title of proposal
--List of Others Partners in US and/or India
--Brief Project Summary (no more than 2-3 pages). This summary should touch on the program objectives, exchange activities, and project evaluation. Please also including cost-sharing of both direct and indirect costs for all participating partners.
For the project selected, the proposal is due November 1, 2012.
If you have any questions about this procedure, please contact Heather Daniels (608) 263-7274 or Petra Schroeder (608) 265-4868 or email firstname.lastname@example.org