The fool wonders, the wise man asks. - Benjamin Disraeli

We have to understand the world can only be grasped by action, not by comtemplation. The hand is more important than the eye....The hand is the cutting edge of the mind. - J. Bronowski

This page contains helpful information about funding and exchange such as newsletters, publications, etc.


  • "The Future of Foreign Aid"

    Remarks of J. Brian Atwood, Administrator, USAID, Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid made in Washington, D.C., on March 12, 1996.

  • Fundsnet Online Services *

    This enormous site contains information on funding including non-profit resources, grant writing, fund-raising, newsletters and journals, government funding resources, and grantmanship centers.

  • Institute for International Education *

    "Since their founding in 1919, the Institute has fostered the free flow of knowledge and ideas across national boundaries, in the conviction that no nation can prosper economically, culturally, or intellectually in isolation from the rest of the world."

  • Partners on the Frontier: The Future of U.S.-Russian Cooperation in Science andTechnology *

    This 38 page publication from the National Press covers a 1997 workshop given by the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC. This publication provides an abundance of important information on the future of this growing subject and may be read online or ordered for a minimal charge.

  • Scientists to Scientist Online *

    This is an excellent newsletter produced by the American Association for the Advancement of Science which serves as a clearinghouse of information on funding opportunities for scientists in the region of the former Soviet Union; conferences and meetings in that region; and general networking information for all disciplines. It is distributed through email (with free subscription) or on the Web.

  • U.S. Government Assistance to and Cooperative Activities with the New of the Former Soviet Union *

    The US Department of State annually releases these reports online. US government activities that support reform in Russia and the other eleven former Soviet Union countries are described in this valuable resource. (Note: Reports since 1996 are in PDF format.)

  • World Learning Inc. Sources for NIS Funding

    An excellent listing of funding sources for work in the NIS was been compiled by this organization in 1994.


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