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Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER)

Managed by the Academies, PEER began in 2011 as a partnership between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) designed to address development challenges through international research collaboration. Over time, several new U.S. Government-supported agency partners were added, including the National Institutes of Health, NASA, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Geological Survey, and the Smithsonian Institution. 

Pakistan-US Science and Technology Cooperation Program
In 2003, the Ministry of Science and Technology of the Government of Pakistan and the United States Department of State signed a comprehensive Science and Technology Cooperation Agreement that established a framework to increase cooperation in science, technology, engineering, and education for mutual benefit and peaceful purposes between the science and education communities in both countries. Each country has contributed funds to support Cooperation Program projects under this Agreement that would enhance the ability of the science and technology community to positively contribute to human and economic development in Pakistan. This program, which is being implemented by the National Academy of Sciences on the U.S. side, is intended to increase the strength and breadth of cooperation and linkages between Pakistani scientists and institutions with counterparts in the United States.

U.S. Egypt Science and Technology Joint Fund
The U.S. - Egypt Science and Technology (S&T) Joint Fund was established under an agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt to strengthen scientific and technological capabilities between both countries. To support activities of the Joint Fund, each country jointly matches funds provided by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Scientific Research (MOSR). The program is implemented in the U.S. by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and in Egypt by the Science and Technology Development Fund (STDF). Activities funded through recent cycles included collaborative research grants, between U.S. and Egyptian PIs, and junior scientist development visit grants.

Arab-American Frontiers of Science, Engineering, and Medicine

The Academies has introduced an Arab-American Frontiers of Science, Engineering, and Medicine program that will bring together outstanding young scientists, engineers, and medical professionals from the United States and the 22 countries of the Arab League for a series of symposia to discuss exciting advances and opportunities in their fields. The first symposium was held from October 17-19, 2011 at the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research. 


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