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

In a continuation of the educational partnership between India and the United States, the State Department is pleased to announce the eight institutional partnership projects below for the second round of 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 a three year 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:

Harvard School of Public Health

Partner Institution: St. Johns Research Institute, Bangalore
Project Title: Harvard School of Public Health-St. John’s Research Institute Nutrition Initiative.
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Ohio State University

Partner Institution: Aligarh Muslim University
Project Title: The STEM Faculty Project: Training the Next Generation of STEM Faculty at Higher Education Institutions in India
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University of Massachusetts, Amherst 

Partner Institution: University of Pune
Project Title: Inclusive Universities: Linking Diversity, Equity and Excellence for the 21st Century
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University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Partner Institution: Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore
Project Title:Partnering for Success: Advancing Sustainability Research and Education in India
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Indian-led Partnerships:

Annamalai University

Partner Institutions: Tennessee Technological University
Project Title: Tamil Nadu Energy Futures: Mapping Uncertainties and Risks

Assam Agricultural University

Partner Institution: Washington State University
Project Title: Engineering ADP – Glucose Pyrophosphorylase (AGPase) enzymes for heat tolerance in rice

Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women

Partner Institution: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Project Title: A Sustainable ‘Response to Intervention’ model for successful inclusion of children with disabilities –A India-U.S. Partnership

National Institute of Technology – Trichy

Partner Institution: University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Project Title: Cognitive based Curriculum Development Tool for emerging areas of Computer Engineering and Management Studies for improving Teaching-Learning Process