Global Innovation through Science and Technology: Global, ASEAN, and Pacific Islands

Funding Agency:
Department of State

The OES-led Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) catalyzes science and technology (S&T) activities that support the Administration’s economic and national security goals, including by connecting Americans with premier foreign entrepreneurs in priority emerging markets.  Over the last ten years GIST has engaged more than 27 million innovation community members from over 130 emerging economies, and GIST has mentored over 15,000 startups.  These startups have gone on to generate more than $250 million in revenue and nearly 6,000 jobs while creating business relationships with American companies like Coca-Cola, Expedia, and Amazon Web Services.  Projects include in-country trainings like startup and investor trainings, interactive online programs, and pitch competitions.  For more information about the GIST initiative please refer to

This award is divided into three work streams, activities for which should be unique, separate, and based on segregated budgets.  Monitoring plans, including indicators, should also remain separate.  Priority countries and funding levels for this award include:

  1. GIST Global ($194,531):  See Appendix I for a list of GIST eligible countries.
  2. GIST ASEAN ($987,500):  ASEAN member states.
  3. GIST Pacific Islands ($178,618):  Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.

Primary organizations can submit one application in response to the NOFO.  Interested applicants from within Duke should contact as early as possible.

Deadline: June 1, 2022

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

OES welcomes applications from U.S.-based non-profit/non-governmental organizations subject to section 501(c) (3) of the U.S. tax code; and private, public, or state institutions of higher education. Please see 2 CFR 200.307 for regulations regarding program income.

Funding Type





Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences
International Opportunities
Social Sciences

External Deadline

June 1, 2022