PAS India invites proposals for programs that strengthen cultural ties between the U.S. and India through cultural and exchange programming that highlights shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation. All programs must include an American cultural element, or connection with American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives. PAS India will utilize a variety of tools to advance the U.S. Mission India goals that includes: (1) programs related to bilateral trade, investment, economic integration, entrepreneurship, innovation, intellectual property rights, and women’s empowerment including English language teaching and learning programming on these themes; (2) programs related to promoting study in the United States, the internationalization of Indian universities, and/or capacity the building of linkages between American and Indian institutions of higher education as well as English language and academic skills prep programming for quota students; (3) programs on understanding the Indo-Pacific Partnership, including security cooperation and military/defense relations; (4) programs that address issues of regional security, counter terrorism, nonproliferation, cyber security, and countering violent extremism; (5) programs that seek to explain U.S. policies, culture, and values to Indian audiences, resulting in a positive impact on the bilateral relationship; (6) programs that seek to promote a better understanding of diversity, inclusion, religious freedom, gender rights, LGBTQ rights, persons with disabilities, underrepresented or otherwise disadvantaged communities, and other aspects of human rights; (7) creative programs that advance one or more of the priority areas to include but not limited to, democracy, counterterrorism, health security, regional and global security, trade relations, youth outreach, energy and environment, and travel, space science and technology, and tourism; and (8) english language programming with an emphasis on promoting democratic values, good governance, and human rights, entrepreneurship, gender empowerment, and inclusion.
Eligibility is open to all non-profit, non-governmental organisations. Individuals are not eligible.
Actions must take place in India.
Total Amount Available is $500,000. Minimum award amount is $5,000 and Maximum award amount is $50,000. Grant projects generally should be completed in one year or less.
All application materials must be submitted electronically through Grants.gov. The subject line should be as follows — Applicant Organization name – ND-NOFO-19-107: U.S. Embassy New Delhi PAS Annual Program Statement. Deadline for applications is December 31, 2019.