1977 SEED Program announced
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 57, Issue 9, page 633, September 1976
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The National Science Foundation (NSF) is announcing the Scientists and Engineers in Economic Development (SEED) program for 1977. Under this program, funded by the Agency for International Development and administered by NSF, scientists and engineers from U.S. colleges and universities teach and conduct research in developing countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. The program is designed to enable U.S. scientists and engineers to share their knowledge and experience in fields important to the economic development of the host country-engineering, physical sciences, earth sciences, biological sciences, social sciences, and science education. Two types of awards are available. Researchlteaching grants, of particular interest to faculty members who may be on sabbatical, enable scientists and engineers to spend 5 months to a year at an academic institution in a developing country. Stipends and fringe benefits up to $1500 per month may be paid. International travel grants are awarded to scientists and engineers for short-term visits to conduct seminars, give lectures, review specific research projects, and survey educational developments. For the 1977 program, NSF anticipates approximately 40 awards totaling $400,000. The closing date for submission of proposals is December 15, 1976: awards will be announced in April 1977.