Scientific Exchanges/Project Development Visits with the Former USSR and Eastern Europe

AGENCY: National Academy of Sciences

PROGRAM: The National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences is inviting applications from American laboratories which wish to host colleagues from the Newly Independent States (NIS) of the former Soviet Union for one academic year (up to nine months) to carry out joint research in U.S. universities and research institutions. This program, which is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, will help NIS scientists and engineers who have worked in defense-related research to apply their skills to civilian activities. Although priority will be given to NIS specialists in defense related fields, other fields or specialists not previously engaged in defense work will be considered on a case-by-case basis. All visits must commence in calendar year 1993. Specify CAST Program when requesting application packets.

QUALIFICATIONS: American hosts and NIS specialists must possess doctoral degrees or their equivalent in the following fields: microbiology, virology, applied mathematics/statistics, control theory, computer science, aeronautics, applied physics, materials science, nuclear science, electronics, chemistry, and all branches of engineering.

MONETARY SUPPORT: Nine month incentive grants will be in the range of $10,000 to $12,000.

DEADLINES: 12/10/93 02/28/94 06/25/94


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