Applications are being Invited for Global Innovation through Science and Technology Grant



The Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs—often referred to as “Oceans, Environment, and Science” or simply “OES”—covers issues that reach from the vastness of space to the depths of the oceans.  Created by Congress in 1974, OES works to ensure economic growth and a healthy planet go hand in hand.

OES has a long and successful history of advancing U.S. interests in environment, science, technology, health, oceans, fisheries, and outer space to make sure American citizens and companies benefit from international opportunities in these sectors.  Whether combatting wildlife trafficking or helping to ensure the smooth functioning of Global Positioning System on smart phones, our issues hold a significant place in the American consciousness and in Americans’ daily lives.

About the Grant

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

Who can apply?

Eligible Applicants:

  • Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)

Additional Information on Eligibility:

  • 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.


Jun 01, 2022 

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