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Indo-U.S. 21st Century Knowledge Initiative

Call for UM Pre-Proposals

United States-India Educational Foundation:

Indo-U.S. 21st Century Knowledge Initiative

http://www.usief.org.in/Institutional-Collaboration/Obama-Singh-21st-Century-Knowledge-Initiative-Awards.aspx

Purpose: to strengthen collaboration and build partnerships between American and Indian institutions of higher education.

Goals: to encourage mutual understanding, facilitate educational reform, foster economic development, and engage 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.

Eligible fields: Energy, Climate Change & Environmental Studies; Education & Educational Reform; Public Health; Sustainable Development & Community Development; and International Relations & Strategic Studies.

This is a limited submission. Submit pre-proposals to ORSP according to the instructions below by September 15th. One pre-proposal will be selected no later than September 21st for development into a full proposal that will be due to ORSP by October 26, to submit to the sponsor by November 2, 2015.

Internal Competition Instructions (USIEF OSI 2015)

Prepare a pre-proposal of no more than three, single-spaced pages with 12-point type font, one-inch margins on the top, bottom, and right, and 1 ½ inch on the left. E-mail to research@olemiss.edu no later than September 15, 2015 with the subject: USIEF OSI 15 Pre-Proposal: PI NAME. Non-compliant proposals will not be considered.

Your pre-proposal should address the following questions, in order the order given. Use the questions as the section headers.

(Text in italics will be removed in your pre-proposal and replaced with your text).

What is the title of your proposed project?

Which Indian institution will you partner with?

List any additional anticipated partners, in the U.S. or India.

What is the thematic area of your proposal? (Choose one; delete the others)

  • Energy, Climate Change, and Environmental Studies
  • Education & Educational Reform
  • Public Health
  • Sustainable Development and Community Development
  • International Relations and Strategic Studies

Who do you anticipate being the participating members/departments at UM?

If offered the sole institutional slot, could you produce, within 2 business days, a letter from the collaborating institution, affirming that they have read your pre-proposal and that they are willing to collaborate with UM as described therein?

What are the objectives of your proposed program, and what UM and Indian institutional needs will they address? (Succinctly in bullet form)

·      Objective 1...

  • o   Exchange activity/activities that to achieve this objective
  • o   UM or U.S. societal need A, and how achieving this objective will create a change that meets need A
  • o   Indian Institution or Indian societal need B, and how achieving this objective will create a change that meets need B
  • o   Diversity issues addressed

·      Objective 2...

  • o   Exchange activity/activities that to achieve this objective
  • o   UM or U.S. societal need C, and how achieving this objective will create a change that meets need C
  • o   Indian Institution or Indian societal need B, and how achieving this objective will create a change that meets need B
  • o   Diversity issues addressed

 

How will your project encourage mutual understanding?

How will your project facilitate educational reform?

How will your project facilitate economic development?

How will your project engage civil society?

What will be your general approach for evaluating results?

Generally, how will the project be administered?

How will each of the following benefit? What changes will be achieved within each that benefit the goals of the Knowledge Initiative?

  • ·      UM: 
  • ·      The Indian institution:
  • ·      The U.S.
  • ·      India

 

What past successes, if any, will this project build on?

·      ..

·      …

Budget:

Approximately how much do you plan to request, and what level cost share will you provide, and from what sources? (Note: ORSP cannot contribute to the cost share of this proposal, nor can we return our portion of any F&A associated with an award). At a high level, how do you anticipate the funds will be spent? See Sample Three Year Summary Line-Item Administrative Budget Format in the Proposal Submission Instructions.