New or existing research partnerships comprised of at least one U.S., one UK, and one selected other country (Brazil, China, India, or Indonesia) institution of higher education and are invited to apply for a Global Innovation Initiative grant. Partnership research proposals in the area of science, technology, engineering and mathematics are eligible.
Partnerships must identify either a US or U.K. lead institution, which will be responsible for the grant reporting and fiduciary requirements. U.S.-led partnership proposals must apply through the U.S. grant competition, administered by the Institute of International Education. U.K.-led partnership proposals must apply through the U.K. grant competition, administered by the British Council. The same partnership may not apply to both the U.S. and UK funding streams, however an institution of higher education may be involved in multiple, distinct proposals. In order to be eligible, institutions from selected other countries must be attached to either a U.S. or UK-led proposal.