Alumni Announcements

2016-2017 Alumni Awards Competition

The United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) announces a call for proposals for the 2016-2017 Alumni Awards. Proposals can be submitted by individual alumna/alumnus or a group of alumni.


Seminars/workshops can be organized in the following fields: Agricultural Sciences; Climate Change; Economics; Education; Energy Studies; International Relations; Public Health; Urban and Regional Planning; Visual and Performing Arts; Women’s and Gender Studies.  


  • Indian citizens who are alumni of USIEF administered programs are eligible to apply.
  • Alumni who have received a USIEF Alumni Award previously are ineligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be residing in India at the time of application and during the project period. No applications will be accepted from USIEF alumni residing, working or studying outside of India.

Budget and Funding:

The grant will be strictly on a reimbursement basis in the name of the awardee. Alumni may submit proposals for funding up to INR 100,000. Alumni are encouraged to look for opportunities for cost-sharing. Allowable costs for conducting the seminar include research; travel; transportation; honorarium for speakers/experts; documentation; publications such as booklets, information materials or manuals; and meals or refreshments. Original bills and receipts must be submitted at the end of the program for reimbursement. USIEF must be acknowledged as a sponsor during the actual program. The USIEF logo must be displayed in all printed/electronic promotional materials. 

Proposal Submission: Alumni should send proposals in the prescribed application form to  Click here to download the application form

Proposals should also mention the future engagement with the beneficiaries after the completion of the proposed activities. Workshops that provide opportunities for hands-on training, skill development and envisage publication of the proceedings and/or findings of the workshop/seminar are encouraged. USIEF may ask the winners to re-evaluate and resubmit the budgets before granting final approval.

Proposal Evaluation:

The proposals will be evaluated based on the following criteria: relevance and impact; contribution to remote and underserved areas; visibility for USIEF and USIEF administered programs; sustainability of the project; financial feasibility.


December 08, 2016                        Deadline for submitting the applications
First week of February, 2017        Announcement of the winners
September 30, 2017                      Completion of the proposed workshop

Applications received after the deadline will NOT be considered.

The information on the winning proposals will be posted on the USIEF website and social media pages. E-mail notifications will be sent to all the winners. For any queries, please write to