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Introduction

OBSERVATION & ACTION NETWORK (OAN) Grants Program is a collaboration with the Center for the Living City, the Urban Design Collective and NASA India that invites students who are extremely passionate about transforming their cities/towns for a better tomorrow. This program will utilize skill-sets and tools that both inform action and support students’ developing voicesThe OAN strives to create a network where students can involve themselves directly with identifying and solving real urban challenges with people in their neighbourhoods while also connecting with other creative leaders throughout the world. 

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OAN Grants Program 2021

OBSERVATION & ACTION NETWORK (OAN) Grants Program, initiated in 2020, received 42 project ideas from across India, and awarded three OAN Grants Fellowships. We have Asia Initiatives and PLUS as 2021 Partners along with support from a few other organizations for this cycle. In 2021, the second annual OAN grants program will select up to five winning projects for OAN Grants Fellowships. Each of the winning individuals or teams will be awarded up to ₹ 1,25,000 per proposal to implement and realize their project ideas, ₹ 10,000 per proposal as mentor fees and ₹ 15,000 per proposal as Prize money on successful completion of the fellowship. The OAN Grants Program applicants are invited to identify a need/challenge/opportunity in their community and design a creative response. Applicants are encouraged to use their observations of a place they care about and engage with community stakeholders, leading to holistic, place-based solutions. Project proposals may be developed by an individual applicant, by student teams, or as community-partnership projects. The project proposal may be located anywhere in India where the applicant has a deep connection to the environment that they seek to repair or transform.

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