US announces $4m for Pakistani-American technology cooperation

Published: September 5, 2012
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Secretary of the Ministry of Science and Technology Akhlaq Ahmad Tarar with Ambassador Richard Hoagland at the Higher Education Commission (HEC). PHOTO: US EMBASSY

Secretary of the Ministry of Science and Technology Akhlaq Ahmad Tarar with Ambassador Richard Hoagland at the Higher Education Commission (HEC). PHOTO: US EMBASSY

ISLAMABAD: US Charge d’ Affaires Ambassador Richard Hoagland announced $4 million in new grants for Pakistani and American researchers to collaborate on projects in science and technology.

Hoagland praised the successes of over 70 joint projects funded over the previous four phases, and encouraged Pakistani scientists and researchers to apply for the Pakistan-US Science and Technology Cooperation funds before November 30, 2012, to improve life standards of Pakistani people throughout the country.

The Executive Director of Higher Education Commission Sohail Naqvi and the Secretary of the Ministry of Science and Technology Akhlaq Ahmad Tarar were also present on the occasion.

“The US-Pakistan Science and Technology Cooperation Program is one of the highlights of the US-Pakistan bilateral relationship. This opportunity will not only support joint US-Pakistan research across a wide range of topics, but will also help bring the fruits of research into the hands of the private sector, increasing technology transfer opportunities and supporting broad-based economic growth in Pakistan,” Hoagland said.

During the event, a select cadre of scientists shared their innovative work with the US Embassy guests.

The program welcomes proposals across a wide range of topics, including but not limited to education, health, nutrition, water and sanitation, agriculture, democracy and governance, environment, energy, social sciences, and economic development. Proposals focused on technology transfer, entrepreneurship, innovation, and commercialization will be given special consideration.

Complete details on the cooperation program and ways to contribute are available on the national academies website.

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Reader Comments (5)

  • ali
    Sep 5, 2012 - 9:10PM

    Yes water is on the list……….lets put the money in Water kit device…….

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  • maik
    Sep 5, 2012 - 9:27PM

    We don’t want any such grants; just give us the Drone Technology !!

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  • Supressed, Opressed, Depressed
    Sep 5, 2012 - 9:49PM

    @maik: Haters like you do not have any idea how much this gesture from the US means for Pakistani scientists who have no future in Pakistan due to lack of funds or limited funds from the HEC.
    This is great from the US and our scientists should take full advantage of it.

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  • Reddit Ullah
    Sep 6, 2012 - 3:12AM

    Kindly fix the link to National Academies website.

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  • Yasir
    Sep 6, 2012 - 10:21AM

    @maik: “We don’t want any such grants; just give us the Drone Technology !!”

    Typical infantile Pakistani perspective that spoils any good overture. The world doesn’t owe us anything.

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