The National Science Foundation announces the Scientists and Engineers in Economic Development (Seed) program for the second half of 1977. Under this program, 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 for 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.
The program, funded by the Agency for International Development and administered by the National Science Foundation, provides two types of awards: research/teaching grants, enabling a scientist or engineer to spend five months to a year conducting research or teaching, or both, at an academic institution in the host country of his or her choice (stipends and fringe benefits up to $1500 per month), and international travel awards, which permit scientists and engineers to make short-term visits to conduct seminars, give lectures, review specific research projects, survey educational developments, or make other contributions. Applications for travel support may be submitted at any time. Research/teaching grants may be of particular interest to faculty members who will be on sabbatical leave.