Covid 19 Ignition Grants

United States–India Science & Technology Endowment Fund (USISTEF) invites proposal to support and foster joint applied R&D to generate public good through the commercialization of technology developed through sustained partnerships between US and Indian researchers and entrepreneurs.

USISTEF is looking to support joint US-India S&T based entrepreneurial initiatives development and implementation of new technologies, tools, and systems to address Covid 19 related challenges including monitoring, diagnosis, health and safety, public outreach, information and communication

Proposals are invited from two categories, details as under:

  • Ignition Stage I: Early-stage creative ideas to develop a proof-of-concept and/or build a prototype [Grant up to INR 50,00,000/ US$66,000]
  • Ignition Stage II: To support a team with a workable, validated prototype and/or with the ability to repurpose existing innovative solutions to meet the Covid 19 challenge [Grant INR 1,00,00,000 / US$ 1,33,000]

Proposals must have at least one Indian and one US partner for the complete duration of the
proposed project, at least one of the partner must be company (SMEs and Startup).

Last date for submission: May 15, 2020

For more details and apply CLICK HERE