Projects funded under this solicitation should contribute to building research capacity in Pakistan while strengthening U.S.-Pakistan cooperative relationships in one or more of the following ways:
- Enhancing the ability of the science and technology community to spur human and economic development in Pakistan.
- Improving the quality, relevance, or capacity of education and research at Pakistani institutions of higher education in science and technical fields.
- Improving the capacity of Pakistani research institutions to support industry competitiveness.
Program Update: Phase 7
Press Release from the Embassy of the United States – Islamabad, Pakistan, dated February 4, 2016: “American Ambassador David Hale and Chairman of the Higher Education Commission Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed signed a historic Memorandum of Understanding at the Higher Education Commission Auditorium in Islamabad, doubling funding for the Pakistan-U.S. Science and Technology Cooperation Program. The MOU will provide more than $8 million in joint funding for high level collaborative research in science and technology, with a new focus on health and other fields such as water, energy, and information technology."
For more information, please consult the complete press release. More updates on the Pakistan-U.S. Science and Technology Cooperation Program’s Phase 7 will be posted on this website at a later date.