REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS - Building Opportunity Out of Science and Technology (BOOST)

Author: Research and Project Development Directorate

Request for Applications - Building Opportunity Out of Science and Technology (BOOST)

BOOST is seeking NGOs, universities, and other non-profit organizations to create programs that will build capacity for young scientists to perform innovative research, to connect with the international scientific community, and to apply their technical training in addressing key global challenges and in advancing economic growth.

This year they are pleased to offer a total of three grants of up to $198,000 for projects that focus on one of two program areas:

  • Professional Skills Development: Projects should prepare early career scientists (18 to 30 years old) to conduct high-level research and obtain sustained employment in a scientific field. Activities may be implemented in conjuction with technical training but must focus on strengthening soft skills.
  • Technology Commercialization: Projects should enhance young scientists' abilities to develop innovative ideas and translate sdientific discoveries into new market-driven products and companies.

Proposals must focus  activities in at least one of the following countries: Indonesia, Malaysia, Morocco, Tunisia or Turkey.

Applications must have significant experience working on science, technology, and innovation capacity building programs outside the United States. Proposals connecting U.S. and local institutions overseas are strongly encouraged.

For further information and the full announcement, please visit:

Applications due May 24,2012