Nexus partner Indo-U.S. Science & Technology Forum (IUSSTF) is a bi-national organization, jointly created by the Government of India and United States. As one of its flagship bilateral programs, IUSSTF administers the United States-India Science & Technology Endowment Fund (USISTEF), which provides grants to startups up to INR 2.5 Crore / USD 400,000.

The 9th Call for Proposals has recently been announced and online submission is currently open with a deadline of 15 June 2018. Detailed information about the program can be accessed through the websites www.usistef.org and www.iusstf.org; you can also access the e-brochure here and portal for online submission here.

IUSSTF has also created a small instructional video to guide potential candidates through the application process. You may watch the video below.

If you are an Indian startup looking for a US partner to apply for this grant you can access the IUSSTF “Find a Partner” platform.

Nexus will continue to support Indian startups by providing information about more of these partner initiatives to facilitate the growth of the entrepreneurial ecosystem.