The U.S. Embassy in New Delhi today announced Partnership 2020, an initiative to build research partnerships between Indian and U.S. institutions in key 21st century fields.
Under this initiative, the U.S. Department of State has granted $1.15 million to the University of Nebraska at Omaha, which will award sub-grants, on a competitive basis, to U.S. universities to conduct joint research with their Indian counterpart institutions. Its goals are to strengthen the strategic partnership between the United States and India through collaborations in higher education and to promote related economic growth.
Partnership 2020 fields of focus include advanced engineering, artificial intelligence, public health, and energy, among others. The Center for Strategic and International Studies will play an advisory role, identifying existing successful partnerships and liaising with local government and civil society.
“Cooperation in higher education is a strong component of the U.S.-India relationship,” said Kenneth I. Juster, U.S. Ambassador to India. “With the Partnership 2020 initiative, we aim to bring our countries together to foster joint research and learning, and develop solutions to our most pressing challenges. Research leads to innovation, and that will translate into economic benefit for both of our countries.”
Academic institutions wishing to participate in Partnership 2020 should visit https://www.unomaha.edu/international-studies-and-programs/engagement/partnership2020/index.php.