US-India Science and Technology Endowment Board

United States-India Science and Technology Endowment Board 2011

US-India Science and Technology Endowment Board

Website:http://www.indousstf.org/

United States-India Science and Technology Endowment Board 2011

Call for LETTERS OF INTENT for UNITED STATES-INDIA SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ENDOWMENT

The Governments of the United States of America and India have established the United States - India Science and Technology Endowment Board to manage a fund for joint research and development, innovation, entrepreneurial and commercialization activities in science and technology. The aim of the fund is to strengthen and expand science and technology cooperation for public good through S&T research and development related entrepreneurial activities intended to lead to the commercialization of technology forthe mutual benefit of both countries. The program will be coordinated and administered through the bi-national Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF).

PRIORITY AREAS

* "Healthy individual": Diagnostic / preventive / curative measures to improve health (excludes pharmaceutical development), orfood and nutrition products

* "Empowering citizens": Reducing the digital divide that could include information and communication technologies with a social impact in areas such as water, agriculture and education

* The activities supported under the fund should include R&D projects that have application potential; and, activities that would lead to commercialization of such technologies.

Letters of Intent are invited from academia, national laboratories, nongovernmental R&D Institutions and start-up companies. The Letter of Intent must be submitted electronically as a single word document to endowment@indousstf.org

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 31 May 2011

Reference Website:www.indousstf.org

United States-India Science and Technology Endowment Board 2011