United States and Pakistan Announce Funds for Pakistan-U.S. Science and Know-how Cooperation


U.S. Cost d’ Affaires Ambassador Richard Hoagland introduced $four million in new grants for Pakistani and American researchers to collaborate on initiatives in science and know-how. Along with Government Director Sohail Naqvi of the Larger Schooling Fee and Secretary Akhlaq Ahmad Tarar of the Ministry of Science and Know-how, Ambassador Hoagland praised the successes of over 70 joint initiatives funded over the earlier 4 phases, and inspired Pakistani scientists and researchers to use for the Pakistan-U.S. Science and Know-how Cooperation funds earlier than the November 30, 2012 deadline, with on objective in thoughts: enhancing life for Pakistani folks all through the nation.

“The U.S.-Pakistan Science and Know-how Cooperation Program is likely one of the highlights of the U.S.-Pakistan bilateral relationship. This chance won’t solely assist joint U.S.-Pakistan analysis throughout a variety of matters, however may also assist convey the fruits of analysis into the arms of the non-public sector, rising know-how switch alternatives and supporting broad-based financial development in Pakistan,” Ambassador Hoagland acknowledged.

In the course of the occasion, a choose cadre of scientists shared their revolutionary work with the U.S. Embassy friends. Ambassador Hoagland was impressed to see the affect of a telemedicine challenge at Holy Household Hospital in Rawalpindi that brings docs to distant areas of Pakistan by using teleconference know-how. Talking to scientists engaged on a photo voltaic vitality challenge housed at COMSATS Institute of Data and a sewage therapy challenge at Quaid-e-Azam College, the Ambassador praised these initiatives for enhancing entry to vitality and clear water for residents of the neighborhood.

Please go to http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/dsc/pakistan/index.htm for extra particulars on the cooperation program and the right way to apply for funding. This system welcomes proposals throughout a variety of matters, together with however not restricted to training, well being, diet, water and sanitation, agriculture, democracy and governance, atmosphere, vitality, social sciences, and financial improvement. Proposals targeted on know-how switch, entrepreneurship, innovation, and commercialization might be given particular consideration.



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