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Call for Proposals: India Science and Technology Endowment Fund

The United States - India Science and Technology Endowment Fund has opened a call for proposals:

"Commercializing Technologies for Societal Impact"

Grant up to Rs. 2.50 crore or $ 500,000 (approx. subject to dollar exchange rate).

Submission Deadline: 29 February 2012 (11:59 PM, Pacific Standard Time)

Objective:
To select and support through a grants program financially promising joint US-India entrepreneurial initiatives. These initiatives can originate from government, academic, non-governmental or commercial entities, and any combination thereof provided they focus on applied R&D, incorporate a business plan and proof of commercial concept, and have significant sustainable commercial potential.

Priority Areas:

  • Healthy Individual
  • Empowering Citizens

The governments of the United States of America (through the Department of State) and India (through the Department of Science & Technology) have established the United States - India Science & Technology Endowment Fund for promotion of joint activities that would lead to innovation and techno-preneurship through the application of science and technology. The aim of the Fund is to support and foster joint applied R&D togenerate public good through commercialization of technology achieved through sustained partnerships between US and Indian researchers and entrepreneurs.

For more information: http://www.indousstf.org/US-India-Endowment-Board1.html

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