U.S Department of State Bureau of Oceans – Int. Environmental – Scientific: Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘2019 Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST)’ to highlight American leadership in innovation, promotes S&T innovation and entrepreneurship among young innovators in low and middle income countries through networking, skills building, mentoring, and access to financing, and connects foreign entrepreneurs to American businesses in support of U.S. economic and security priorities.

Funding brief: GIST is a program that highlights American leadership in innovation, promotes S&T innovation and entrepreneurship among young innovators in low and middle income countries through networking, skills building, mentoring, and access to financing, and connects foreign entrepreneurs to American businesses in support of U.S. economic and security priorities.

Program Goals
GIST strengthens the capacity of young science and technology innovators and entrepreneurs in low and middle income countries and the innovation ecosystems in which they operate.  Specifically, GIST:
Identifies and recruits the most talented young S&T entrepreneurs in GIST eligible countries and territories.
Connects American businesses and experts with global innovators.
Catalyzes participants’ success and boosts the confidence of participants through training, networking, and program structure.
Promotes GIST participants’ innovations and stories to the public as role models for entrepreneurship and youth.
Reinforces the role of American and scientific values, including integrity, ethics, merit-based competition, transparency, and scientific rigor.
Engages participants, mentors, prominent U.S. entrepreneurs, and others to support GIST, to educate entrepreneurs, and to become and remain part of the broader GIST Network community.
Ensures women and other underrepresented groups are well represented (experts, judges, participants, and mentors).
Assembles participant/event information and updates to support the identification of gaps and the monitoring and evaluation of the ecosystem.
Delivers activities that address skill and resource gaps in priority entrepreneurial ecosystems.

Examples of GIST priority countries and areas include: Brazil, Chile, Egypt, India, Malaysia, and Pakistan. These examples are meant to assist applicants in understanding the program’s geographic priorities, but are not intended to be exhaustive nor binding.

Program Goals:
The OES-led Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) initiative catalyzes science, technology, and innovation (STI) activities that support the Administration’s economic and national security goals, including by connecting American businesses with premier foreign entrepreneurs in priority emerging markets, helping to build more stable economies, and strengthening American business and investment ties to foreign markets.  Activity specific goals will be found in A4.

Donor Name: U.S Department of State Bureau of Oceans – Int. Environmental – Scientific
Funding name: No specific fund name
Funding Opportunity Number: SFOP0006044
Funding Opportunity Title: 2019 Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST)

Deadline: Application must be submitted by 11:59 P.M. on 30th. August, 2019

Funding details link: Click to view

Funding limit: $1,000,000

Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.

Project start date: Anticipated Award Date: September, 2019, Anticipated Project Completion Date: March, 2021

Project duration: Expected Period of Performance-18 months

Eligible organization: As below

Eligibility:
Eligibility is limited to U.S. non-profit/nongovernmental organizations subject to section 501 (c) (3) of the U.S. tax code and U.S. educational institutions. Foreign organizations or Public International Organizations will NOT be considered for this competition.
Technically eligible submissions are those which: 1) arrive electronically to www.grants.gov  or SAMS Domestic by the designated deadline;  2) have heeded all instructions contained in the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), including length and completeness of submission; and 3) do not violate any of the guidelines stated in the solicitation and this document.

Eligible Country: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma (Myanmar), Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Dem. Rep., Congo, Rep., Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Arab Rep., Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, The, Georgia, Ghana , Guinea, Guyana, Haiti , Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao PDR, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Macedonia, FYR, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, MauritiusMexico, Micronesia, Fed. Sts., Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nieu, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, Samoa, São Tomé and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Yemen, Rep., Zambia, Zimbabwe 

Submission mail: Not found

Other important link:
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How to apply: Interested applicant may apply through the website (Click to view).

Applicants must include the following in the proposal submission.  All submissions must be in English.
Table of Contents that lists application contents and attachments (if any);
Completed and signed SF-424, SF-424A and SF424B*, as directed on www.grants.gov and SAMS Domestic. The Certifications and Assurances that your organization is agreeing to in signing the 424 are available at https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/forms/sf-424-family.html;
If your organization engages in lobbying activities, a Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (SF-LLL) form is required.
Letter(s) of Institutional Support to indicate that your organization’s leadership is providing their support of the application. See sample letter in Appendix 2.

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