Alumni Announcements

2014-2015 Alumni Awards Competition
The United States-India Educational Foundation announces a call for proposals for the 2014-2015 Alumni Awards. Proposals can be submitted by individual alumni or a group of alumni. The proposed workshops and seminars must be completed by September 30, 2015.
Themes/Areas:
Seminars/Workshops can be organized in the following fields: Agricultural Science; Economics; Education; Energy, Sustainable Development and Climate Change; Environment; International Relations; Management and Leadership Development; Media and Communication; Public Health; and Science and Technology.
Eligibility:
Indian citizens who are alumni of USIEF administered programs are eligible to apply. Alumni who have received a USIEF Alumni Award previously are ineligible to apply.
Budget and Funding:
The grant will be strictly on a reimbursement basis, in the name of the awardee. Alumni may submit proposals for funding up to INR 100,000. Alumni are encouraged to look for opportunities for cost-sharing. Allowable costs for conducting the seminar include: travel; transportation; honorarium for speakers/experts; documentation; publications such as booklets, information materials or manuals; and meals or refreshments. Original bills and receipts must be submitted at the end of the program for reimbursement. USIEF must be acknowledged as a sponsor during the actual program. The USIEF logo must be displayed in all printed materials.
Proposal Submission:
Alumni should send proposals in the prescribed application form along with a cover letter to alumni@usief.org.in. Click here to download the application form.
Proposals should also mention what future engagement with the beneficiaries will follow after the completion of the proposed activities. Workshops that provide opportunities for hands on training, skill development and envisage publication of the proceedings and/or findings of the workshop/seminar are encouraged. USIEF may ask the winners to re-evaluate and refine their budgets during the implementation phase and before final authorization is granted to winning projects.
Proposal Evaluation:
The proposals will be evaluated based on the following criteria: relevance and impact; contribution to remote and underserved areas; engaging other USIEF alumni; visibility for USIEF and USIEF administered programs; financial feasibility.
Deadline:
Monday, December 15, 2014
Award Announcement:
The awards will be announced on February 2, 2015. The information on the winning proposals will be posted on the USIEF website. E-mail notifications will be sent to all the winners.