U.S. Embassy in India: Disaster Management Studies Course Program

Deadline: 20 February 2019

The U.S. Embassy in India is accepting applications for its grant program entitled “Disaster Management Studies Course” to strengthen people-to-people ties between the United States and India by improving India’s capacity to effectively address future disasters.


  • Developing and/or improving a study course in disaster management and mitigation at the post graduate and research levels through forming a partnerships between a U.S. university with a recognized disaster-management studies program with a recognized Indian university.
  • Improve education and research on effective disaster management in India through collaboration, curriculum development, and joint research.
  • Improve India’s resilience and further build its capacity to address future disasters by attracting students who work in this field to this program.

Program Description

The ideal grantee will be a U.S. university that currently offers a recognized disaster-management studies program. Preferably, the institution would have experience developing similar programs at other institutions. To facilitate this partnership, it is envisioned that in consultation with the U.S. Consulate General Mumbai the U.S. grantee would sign a memorandum of understanding with a recognized Indian university for a one-year period of consultation for program development. The U.S. entity would send one or two of its subject-matter experts for short-term consultation visits to the Indian partner university. During the course of the project, the grantee would work with the Indian partner on items to include, but not be limited to, curriculum development, sources of research data, procuring visiting lecturers and faculty, and collaborating with government and other stakeholders, and other ways to design and implement a course that best prepare India’s future disaster managers. The resulting programs(s) will be designed to attract as students representatives of government, business, and civil society who work in disaster management and mitigation as well as students studying this topic. The U.S. entity will also explore the possibility of a long-term academic collaboration with the host institution in order to ensure a continual exchange of information and expertise in this field in the coming years.

Funding Information

  • Estimated Total Program Funding: $40,000
  • Award Ceiling: $40,000
  • Award Floor: $37,000

Eligibility Criteria

  • Eligibility is open to all non-profit, non-governmental organizations. Individuals are not eligible for an award under this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). Organizations may sub-contract with other entities, but only one, non-profit, non-governmental entity can be the prime recipient of the award. When sub-contracting with other entities, the responsibilities of each entity must be clearly defined in the proposal.
  • Cost sharing or matching is not required for this funding opportunity.
  • Pre-award costs are not an allowable expense for this funding opportunity.
  • This award does not allow for construction activities or costs.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply online via given website.

For more information, please visit Grant.gov.

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