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The InterAcademy Partnership – the global network of national science, medical and engineering academies – today launched a new three-year project on scientific advice for global policymaking. The project will explore how to strengthen scientific input to the United Nations, governments, and other stakeholders aimed at achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Read more
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The Committee on Human Rights (CHR) is celebrating its 40th anniversary (see timeline). CHR’s advocacy has helped to resolve the cases of hundreds of scientists, engineers, and health professionals subjected to severe repression for practicing their professions or for peacefully exercising their right to freedom of expression. For more information, view the CHR infographic and missions handout.
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The new cycle of the U.S. - Egypt Science and Technology Joint Fund launched on July 27, 2016. Proposals for U.S. – Egypt S&T Collaborative Research Grants and Egyptian Junior Scientist Development Visit Grants will be accepted until the deadline of 11:59 pm Cairo time on September 27, 2016. Get more information on eligibility, application instructions, and how to apply.
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The Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable will host a webinar on August 24th, 2016 at 1pm EDT. Doug Brake, telecommunications policy analyst at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, will discuss the conclusions and policy recommendations in his recent report, "5G and Next Generation Wireless: Implications for Policy and Competition."  Register to attend...
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New Project
Scientific Input to Global Policymaking
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Committee on Human Rights Celebrates 40 Years
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Cycle 18 Begins: U.S. - Egypt Science and Technology Joint Fund
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5G and Next Generation Wireless
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July 1, 2016
Applications open for 2017 Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program

August 24, 2016
5G and Next Generation Wireless

topic arrow Aiding Global Security Through Researchtopic arrow Training for Jobs of the Future
topic arrow Building Capacity Abroadtopic arrow Strengthening American Innovation
topic arrow Making Sound Policy for Science and Technologytopic arrow Collaborating with Foreign Partners
topic arrow Bolstering Research and Educationtopic arrow Science and Engineering Meeting Society's Needs
topic arrow Creating a Sustainable World in the U.S. and Abroad

Recent Reports from Policy and Global Affairs (PGA) View more... 
 Belarusian-American Workshop 
Belarusian-American Workshop on Scientific and Technical Cooperation: Proceedings of a Workshop in Brief (2016)

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  Transitioning Toward Sustainability Advancing the Scientific Foundation: 
Transitioning Toward Sustainability Advancing the Scientific Foundation:
Proceedings of a Workshop

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  Optimizing the Nation's Investment in Academic Research  
Optimizing the Nation's Investment in Academic Research:
A New Regulatory Framework for the 21st Century

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 Quality in the Undergraduate Experience 
Quality in the Undergraduate Experience: What Is It? How Is It Measured? Who Decides? Summary of a Workshop

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Here at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, we promote the use of science, engineering, and medicine to enhance the security and well-being of people throughout the world and to ease disparities in human welfare. To accomplish this, we cooperate with partner organizations and scientific communities internationally. We also work to increase the capacity of both individual national academies and regional and global networks of academies to provide evidence-based advice to their governments, policy makers, and the public, thus strengthening and shaping policy and programs worldwide. To learn more, visit our International Activities website...