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Indo-Pacific Think Tank Conference

Type: Posted • Opportunity: ND-NOFO-24-103

Description

The Embassy of the United States of America in New Delhi announces an open competition to implement a project to increase Indian engagement as a regional leader with like-minded partners across the Indo-Pacific. This will be accomplished via a three -day residency in India for 15 established opinion leaders (EOLs) from the think tank space in the United States, Japan, Australia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia along with 15 counterparts from India. Please follow all instructions below.

By March 2025, 15 EOL think tankers from participating countries will demonstrate a recognized attitude shift and perspective/behavior change toward the United States, make data-informed decisions as evidenced by writing at least 15 joint research papers/articles on regional cooperation and best practices in the Indo-Pacific under varied Indo-Pacific Strategy Pillars. The selected grantee will endeavor to have these papers/articles published in global journals and media including those published in participating countries to better inform stakeholders and impact policymaking focused on tackling defined challenges in the Indo-Pacific region.

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Background
The Embassy of the United States of America in New Delhi announces an open competition to implement a project to increase Indian engagement as a regional leader with like-minded partners across the Indo-Pacific. The United States Indo-Pacific Strategy envisions a free, open, connected, prosperous, secure, and resilient Indo-Pacific region in which all countries prosper jointly as sovereign and independent states. This vision is based on principles including free, fair, and open trade and investment environments, good governance, and freedom of navigation.

Grant Details
The selected grantee will design, coordinate, administer, and implement a three-day residency titled the “Indo-Pacific Think Tank Conference” in India for 15 established opinion leaders (EOL) think tankers from the United States, Japan, Australia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia along with 15 counterparts from India. Participants will co-write at least 15 papers/articles on regional cooperation and best practices in the Indo-Pacific under varied Indo-Pacific Strategy Pillars. The grantee will also have these papers/articles published in global journals and media to better inform stakeholders and impact policymaking focused on tackling defined challenges in the Indo-Pacific region.

Eligibility Requirements
Eligible applicants include not-for-profit organizations, civil society/non-governmental organizations, think tanks, public and private educational institutions, individuals, public international organizations and governmental institutions. Applicants must have a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) number issued via www.SAM.gov as well as a valid registration on www.SAM.gov.

Period of Performance
The length of performance period is 10 to 12 months with an anticipated program start date of July 1, 2024. The Department of State will entertain applications for continuation grants funded under these awards beyond the initial budget period on a non-competitive basis subject to availability of funds.

Grant Value
The total available funding is $150,000 with anticipated award amounts ranging from a minimum of $125,000 to a maximum of $150,000.

Place of Performance
The project will be performed in India.

Overview

Category of Funding
Regional Development
Funding Instruments
Cooperative Agreement
Grant Category
Discretionary
Cost Sharing / Matching Requirement
False
Source
On 3/15/24 U.S. Embassy In New Delhi posted grant opportunity ND-NOFO-24-103 for Indo-Pacific Think Tank Conference with funding of $150,000. The grant will be issued under grant program 19.040 Public Diplomacy Programs. It is expected that one grant will be made worth between $125,000 and $150,000.

Timing

Posted Date
March 15, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT
Closing Date
May 17, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT Due in 34 Days
Last Updated
March 15, 2024, 6:58 a.m. EDT
Version
2
Archive Date
June 16, 2024

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Info
• Not-for-profit organizations• Civil society/non-governmental organizations • Think tanks • Public and private educational institutions• Individuals• Public International Organizations and Governmental institutions

Award Sizing

Ceiling
$150,000
Floor
$125,000
Estimated Program Funding
$150,000
Estimated Number of Grants
1

Contacts

Contact
Program Application Manager Public Diplomacy Grantor
Contact Phone
911123472000

Documents

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