INDO-PACIFIC SCHOLAR CONNECT

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Funding Opportunity ID:332212
Opportunity Number:C-NOFO-21-101
Opportunity Title:INDO-PACIFIC SCHOLAR CONNECT
Opportunity Category:Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type:Grant
Category of Funding Activity:Education
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s):19.040
Eligible Applicants:Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Agency Code:DOS-IND
Agency Name:Department of State
U.S. Mission to India
Posted Date:Mar 19, 2021
Close Date:May 18, 2021
Last Updated Date:Mar 19, 2021
Award Ceiling:$150,000
Award Floor:$100,000
Estimated Total Program Funding:$150,000
Expected Number of Awards:1
Description: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.
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