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The 2nd Arab-American Frontiers Symposium will be held on December 13 to 15, 2014, in Muscat, Oman in partnership with The Research Council (TRC) of Oman. 

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Program Description

Based on the success of the long standing Kavli Frontiers of Science of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the Frontiers of Engineering program of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, the National Academies initiated the Arab-American Frontiers of Science, Engineering, and Medicine program in 2011 in partnership with the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR). This program brings together outstanding young scientists, engineers, and medical professionals from the United States and the 21 countries of the Arab League for a series of symposia to discuss exciting advances and opportunities in their fields. The goal of these meetings is to enhance the scientific exchange and dialogue among young researchers in Arab countries and the United States, including the Arab science diaspora, and through this interaction facilitate research collaboration within and beyond the region. Travel and accommodation costs will be covered for selected participants.

Eligibility Criteria

Participants for the 2nd Arab-American Frontiers program need to meet the following qualifications:

  • be between the ages of 30 and 45
  • be fluent in English
  • be employed in the U.S. or one of the 21 Arab League countries but citizenship of the country of residence is not required
  • have demonstrated accomplishment in science, engineering, medical research, or technical work with recognizable contributions to advancing their fields
  • be interested in developments in other fields (and in engaging with people working on them) and be able to consider how advances, techniques, and approaches in those areas relate to the nominee’s own field,
  • possess the potential to be a future leader in the science, engineering, or medical field
  • have demonstrated an impact on the development of their country (participation in scientific projects,/scientific meetings/contribution to the promotion of S&T within society)

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