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USAID Funding Opportunities


USAID Funding Opportunities for Indian Science, Technology, Innovation, and Partnerships

The Ministry of Human Resource Development and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) signed a Joint Declaration of Intent to provide support to the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). While USAID has begun providing targeted technical assistance to IIT Gandhinagar, the broad aim of the Declaration is to intensify collaborations in research and development and entrepreneurship.  As such, USAID would like to publicize with all India’s IITs several funding opportunities for which faculty and students may be eligible.

All opportunities require competitive applications.

USAID Funding Opportunities for Indian Science, Technology, Innovation, and Partnerships

IKP Knowledge Park Grand Challenge to Improve Tuberculosis Screening, Detection, and Diagnostics in India

Website:  Visit www.gc-tbc.com to apply

Deadline: June 30, 2015

The second call seeks to fund innovations that will help improve TB screening, detection and diagnostics in India. The innovation could be a cough screener, sample collection device or a drug sensitivity test… we will not limit your imagination here. We are looking for innovative ideas (Link to Problem Statement). Receive a grant of up to INR 2 Crore. Receive help with market access to a network of hospitals and TB treatment centers. Receive mentoring from IKP Knowledge Park for a period of 2.5 years, and gain access to technical consulting, networking opportunities.

Fight (Wildlife) Crime: New Tech Challenge

Website: Learn more and apply here.

Deadline: Early July

The Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge (co-sponsored by USAID, National Geographic, Traffic, and the Smithsonian) is seeking innovative science and technology solutions to wildlife crime. Finalists will receive a $10k cash award, recognition, technical and networking support, and the opportunity to apply for a $500k Grand Prize. Contact Chris Kiernan (ckiernan@usaid.gov) with questions.

High Quality Surplus Lab Equipment Available for Universities in Low/Middle Income Countries 

Website: Application is available here.

Deadline: July 15

Seeding Labs, an NGO dedicated to helping talented scientists in the developing world conduct life-changing research, is now accepting applications for its Instrumental Access program. Through Instrumental Access, Seeding Labs connects university departments in low- and middle-income countries with high-quality surplus laboratory equipment provided by our donors. Participating departments are selected through a competitive application process. Participants select equipment from our available inventory to meet their needs, and Seeding Labs ships the equipment to the nearest or most convenient port.

U.S.-India Science and Technology Endowment Fund – 6th Call for Proposals on Commercializing Technologies for Societal Impact

Website: www.usistef.org; Application is available here: link 

Deadline: July 15

Through a competitive grants program, the Fund selects and supports financially promising joint U.S.-India entrepreneurial initiatives that address the theme of “commercializing technologies for societal impact.” 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.

LAUNCH Nordic Challenge Seeks Innovations in Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing

Deadline: August 12

LAUNCH Nordic – a regional replication of the LAUNCH program supported by USAID and managed by the Lab – is sponsoring a challenge that seeks innovations with the potential to shape a more sustainable future of materials and manufacturing. Through the Challenge, LAUNCH Nordic will select 10 innovative solutions and help the innovators http://www.millenniumalliance.in/mature their businesses, with the ultimate goal of global scale.

PEER: Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research

Website: Link to the PEER website here

Opens: October 1, 2015

Worldwide competition to fund non-U.S. scientists collaborating with an NSF-funded U.S. scientist on research related to development themes. PEER is a competitive grants program that invites scientists in developing countries, partnered with USG-supported collaborators, to apply for funds to support research and capacity-building activities on topics with strong potential development impacts. This innovative program is designed to leverage the investments other USG-supported agencies have made in scientific research and training while supporting the initiatives of developing country scientists.

USAID India Innovation Funding Opportunities

IKP Knowledge Park Grand Challenge to Improve Tuberculosis Screening, Detection, and Diagnostics in India

Website:  Please visit www.gc-tbc.com to apply

Deadline: June 30, 2015

The second call seeks to fund innovations that will help improve TB screening, detection and diagnostics in India. The innovation could be a cough screener, sample collection device or a drug sensitivity test… we will not limit your imagination here. We are looking for innovative ideas (Link to Problem Statement). Receive a grant of up to INR 2 Crore. Receive help with market access to a network of hospitals and TB treatment centers. Receive mentoring from IKP Knowledge Park for a period of 2.5 years, and gain access to technical consulting, networking opportunities.

India Partnerships Annual Program Statement (APS-386-13-000003)

Website:  Visit Website to apply

Deadline: September 30, 2015, rolling review

USAID/India’s invitation to prospective implementing partners (e.g. NGOs, private sector concerns, and others) who can engage and work with resource partners (e.g. corporations, local businesses, foundations, and others). USAID/India is specifically seeking Indian implementing organizations (for-profit and not-for-profit) and non-traditional Indian development partners, to reach out to Indian resource partners and explore ways in which collaboration with USAID/India might help each partner – private sector, NGO, and public sector contributors – to more effectively address key issues, advance shared development goals, and achieve exceptional development results and impacts in India and beyond. For greater sustainability and country ownership, USAID/India seeks Partnerships in which Indian organizations would lead implementation in collaboration with others.

Millennium Alliance

Website:  http://www.millenniumalliance.in/
Opens: Check website for next call for proposals

An inclusive platform to leverage Indian creativity, expertise and resources to identify, support and scale innovative solutions being developed and tested in India to address development challenges that will benefit base of the pyramid populations across India and developing countries. The Alliance provides innovators with a range of services such as seed funding, grants, incubation and accelerator services, networking opportunities, business support services, knowledge exchange, technical assistance and facilitates access to equity, debt and other capital.

USAID Washington Links to Science & Technology Programs

Global Development Lab is the broader organization that houses all of our programs.

Higher Education Solutions Network has a monthly newsletter and a periodic email of funding opportunities that you can receive by signing up here.

Development Innovation Ventures is an open-grant competition and the

Grand Challenges for Development is a series of targeted grant competitions. Your researchers may be interested in these opportunities.