2012 Grant Recipients

Indo-U.S. 21st Century Knowledge Initiative awards (formerly known as the Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative) Announces First Round of Awards

New Delhi -- In a milestone in the educational partnership between India and the United States, a joint working group of Indians and Americans selected the eight (8) institutional partnership projects below for the first Indo-U.S. 21st Century Knowledge Initiative awards (formerly known as the Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative). The initiative aims to strengthen collaboration and build partnerships between American and Indian institutions of higher education. Each project will receive an award of approximately $250,000 that can be utilized over the three year grant period, with the aim of encouraging mutual understanding, educational reform, and economic growth, as well as the development of junior faculty at Indian and American institutions of higher learning.

U.S.-led partnerships:

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Partner Institution: Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
Project Title:Capitalizing on the Demographic Dividend: Enhancing Talent Development Capacity for India and the U.S. in the 21st Century
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University of Montana

Partner Institution: Kumaun University in India
Project Title:Impacts of Climate Change and Changes in Socio-Economic Structure on Indigenous Populations: A Research, Education & Community Development Initiative
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Cornell University

Partner Institutions: University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad and Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology, Meerut
Project Title:Implementing Reformed Curriculum in Emerging areas of Agriculture and Food Security in Two State Agricultural Universities of India
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University of Michigan

Partner Institution: Maharashtra University of the Health Sciences
Project Title: The Joint Development of a Master’s Degree in Education for Health Professions Faculty in the United States and India
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Indian-led partnerships:

Mahatma Gandhi University

Partner Institutions: Brown University, Duke University and Plymouth State University
Project Title: An Interdisciplinary and Community Oriented Approach toward Sustainable Development

Banaras Hindu University

Partner Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Project Title:Paradigm Shift in Energy Scenario for the 21st Century toward Renewable Energy Sources required for both India and the U.S.

Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

Partner Institution: Virginia Tech University
Project Title: International Program for Sustainable Infrastructure Development

Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

Partner Institution: Drexel University
Project Title:Resource Building for Ecosystem and Human Health Risk Assessment with Special reference to Microbial Contamination