India Network Foundation is pleased to announce the INF Grant Program to support social and cultural community organizations in the United States and Travel Grants to Researchers and Academics in India. Grants and medical travel insurance are made possible by donations from Dr. KV Rao and the India Network membership. Contributions to these programs and other projects of interest may be made through India Network Foundation Contribution Form.
Community Organization Grants
These grants are to help small and medium community organizations in the United States with limited resources to host artists from India or to promote local artistic talent among Asian Indian youth living in the United States. Organizations are encouraged to contact India Network Foundation office with their proposals. All proposals should be submitted at least six months ahead of planned event or function. The grant funds should be exclusively used for sponsored event and no overhead costs or equipment purchases are allowed. Preference will be given to events that involve an artist participation from Rural India and focus on Traditional Indian Cultural Arts.
Travel grants are designed to help India based researchers to present their papers at National and International Conferences held in the United States. This program is open all University Faculty and Doctoral Program students in India. The Travel Grants also include medical insurance while attending United States based meetings or conferences for the upcoming year.
Grant funds will cover travel and other conference related actual expenses but no stipends or fixed per diems or funds for preparation of research papers. Preference will be given to participants that have received partial support from the home institutions or conference organizers. Peer reviewed Conference presentations are given preference over conferences with automatic invitations. Medical travel insurance will be awarded for each grant recipient for a period of one month under the India Network Health Insurance Program underwritten by Chartis Insurance, an American International Group (AIG) Company.
The grant application should be prepared in the following format and submitted at least twelve weeks prior to conference dates:
Please prepare three sets organized as given below
a) Cover Letter with curriculum vitae
b) Abstract of paper presented and conference/session information
c) Copy of Acceptance Letter from Conference Organizers (Session Chair)
d) 2 recommendation letters – can be sent directly under separate cover to foundation office.
e) Budget and other funding sought/approved in US dollars.
f) Letter from the institution/company approving leave in case of travel grant
Applicants may send the application material (3 copies) to:
India Network Foundation,
7065 Westpointe Blvd, Suite 208,
Orlando, FL 32835, USA
**Note: Email applications are not acceptable.**