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Pakistan - U.S. Science and Technology Cooperation Program                                                                                                           

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Program Objectives

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:

  1. Enhancing the ability of the science and technology community to spur human and economic development in Pakistan.
  2. Improving the quality, relevance, or capacity of education and research at Pakistani institutions of higher education in science and technical fields.
  3. 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.

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