U.S. – India Campus Tech Connect

Organisation:  U.S. Mission to India

Apply By:  30 Jun . 2017

U.S. – India Campus Tech Connect


The U.S. Consulate General Chennai strongly supports initiatives that promote education and develop  skills of youth through exchange programs, leadership training and experiential learning, and that connect American and Indian youth through sustainable linkages between academic institutions, business, scientific and community organizations.

Program Goals: 

The goals of this funding opportunity are to:

  1. Strengthen people-to-people ties between the United States and India by providing an opportunity for American and Indian youth to collaborate on finding innovative solutions for day-to-day problems and make practical differences in peoples’ lives. 
  2. Support scientific and economic growth and development by demonstrating the collaboration between American and Indian academic institutions, research centers and businesses, and how they are already positively impacting lives in the two countries.


To put together a mega exhibit that will showcase how U.S.-India collaboration in the areas of science and technologyinnovation and research is positively impacting the American and Indian people from three different perspectives – academic, business and research collaboration. The exhibit will be showcased as part of the annual technology festival of a university/higher education institution based in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, or Karnataka. 

Award Information:

Funding Type and Amount:  Grant/cooperative agreement

  • Minimum (“Floor”) Award Amount:  $40,000
  • Maximum (“Ceiling”) Award Amount:  $50,000

Eligibility Criteria

  • Eligibility is open to all non-profit, non-governmental organizations.  Individuals are not eligible for an award under this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).  Organizations may sub-contract with other entities, but only one, non-profit, non-governmental entity can be the prime recipient of the award.  When sub-contracting with other entities, the responsibilities of each entity must be clearly defined in the proposal.
  • Cost sharing is not required for this funding opportunity.
  • Pre-award costs are not an allowable expense for this funding opportunity. 
  • This award does not allow for construction activities or costs.
  • U.S. Consulate General, Chennai grants/cooperative agreements cannot be used to fund religious or partisan political activity; fundraising campaigns; commercial projects; scientific research; projects whose primary aim is the institutional development of the organization, or illegal activities.

Other Eligibility Requirements:

Organizations must have a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number from Dun & Bradstreet http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform and an active SAM registration (www.SAM.gov).  The U.S. Department of State will not make an award to an applicant until the applicant has complied with all applicable DUNS and SAM requirements by the time the Department is ready to make an award.

Applicants must register with Grants.gov prior to submitting an application. Registering with Grants.gov is a one-time process; however, it may take weeks to have the registration validated and confirmed. Please begin the registration process immediately to ensure that the process is completed well in advance of the deadline for applications. Until that process is complete, you will not be issued a user password for Grants.gov, which is required for application submission. There are four steps that you must complete before you are able to register: (1) obtain a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number from Dun & Bradstreet (if your organization does not have one already) by visiting http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform ; (2) register with System for Award Management (SAM) www.SAM.gov; (3) register yourself as an Authorized Organization Representative (AOR); and (4) be authorized as an AOR by your organization. For more information, go to www.grants.gov. Please note that your SAM registration must be annually renewed. Failure to renew your SAM registration may prohibit submission of a grant application through Grants.gov.

For Indian applicants, the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) of the Government of India applies.

Applicants must acquire all required registrations and rights in the United States and India.  All intellectual property considerations and rights must be fully met in the United States and India.

Any sub-recipient organization must also meet all the U.S. and Indian requirements described above.

Application Submission:

Instructions: Please follow all instructions below carefully. Failure to furnish all information or comply with stated requirements may lead to the application’s disqualification for consideration.  Applicants must set forth accurate and complete information as required by this NOFO.

Applicants must ensure:

  • All documents are in English
  • All budgets are in U.S. dollars
  • All pages are numbered
  • All materials are submitted in .pdf format

Forms SF-424, SF-424A and SF-424B are completed and submitted with the application. These forms are available at https://statebuy.state.gov/fa/Pages/Forms.aspx

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