2014 Grant Recipients

Indo-U.S. 21st Century Knowledge Initiative (formerly known as the Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative.) Announces Third 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 third 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 award 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:

University of Illinois, College of Nursing, Chicago, IL

Partner Institution: Bel-Air College of Nursing, Panchgani, Maharashtra
Project Title: Building an effective partnership for innovative nursing education and research to advance public health
Executive Summary: Click here

Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Partner Institution: Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Project Title: Prevention of Corneal Blindness: Collaboration between IUSO and SN
Executive Summary: Click here

University of California, Berkeley (Center for South Asia Studies), CA

Partner Institution: Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay, Maharashtra
Project Title: Sustainable Indian Water Infrastructure Project (SIWIP): A Systems Approach
Executive Summary: Click here

Tufts University, Boston, MA

Partner Institution: Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu
Project Title: Capacity building for Medical Education in Bioethics in India
Executive Summary: Click here

Indian-led Partnerships:

Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

Partner Institution: Mississippi State University, MS
Project Title: Indo-U.S. Initiatives on Cleaner Energy and Water Research

Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh, Assam

Partner Institution: University of Louisiana at Lafayette, LA
Project Title: Foam-assisted CO2 Flooding for the Depleted Reservoirs of Upper Assam Basin and in Candidate Reservoirs in Louisiana

Jawaharlal Technological University, Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh

Partner Institution: Chicago State University, Chicago, IL
Project Title: Promoting University-Industrial Cooperation, Creativity, Diversity and Entrepreneurship in Computer Science

University of Calcutta, Kolkata, West Bengal

Partner Institution: Claflin University, Orangeburg, SC
Project Title: Promoting Eco-friendly Entrepreneurship Development for Women in West Bengal