Inaugural Dell YouthConnect grants awarded to organisations in India, Brazil and Mexico
Dell has awarded its first Dell YouthConnect grants, totaling more than US $ 2.7 million, to 11 organisations in Brazil, India, and Mexico. The grants support technology education for youth 17 years old and younger, and promote math, science and technology-skills development in emerging countries. Together with the grant recipients, Dell assessed their technology and infrastructure needs and awarded cash and in-kind grants in three categories: Strategic partnership grants of up to US $ 500,000 to support one-year pilot programmes; Seed funding grants of up to US $ 100,000 to support organisations and programmes that do not yet have the capacity for strategic partnership grants; and Employee-directed giving grants of US $ 50,000 or less to support organisations with existing, meaningful involvement and support from Dell employees.
Infosys institutes 'Infosys India Prize' in five categories
Infosys Technologies Ltd. has set up an 'Infosys Science Foundation', a not-for-profit trust to promote research in sciences in India. Under the aegis of the foundation, Infosys will honour outstanding contributions and achievements by Indians across various sciences. The annual award for each category is INR 50 lakh. The Infosys Science Foundation will be funded by a corpus of INR 21.5 crore contributed by Infosys executive board members and an annual grant from Infosys Technologies Ltd.
The 'Infosys Prize' categories include: Physical Sciences