National Research Council/National Science Foundation (NRC/NSF): Collaboration in Basic Science and Engineering Grants (COBASE)

Annual program to invite applications from American scientists and engineers who plan to establish new research partnerships with colleagues in Central/Eastern Europe (CEE) or the Newly Independent States (NIS). These grants are designed to prepare such new partnerships for competition in NSF programs.
All NSF fields: archaeology, anthropology, astronomy, biochemistry, biophysics, genetics, biological sciences, chemistry, computer science, earth sciences, economics, engineering, environmental sciences, geography, history and philosophy of science, linguistics, mathematics, physics, political science, non-clinical psychology, science and technology policy, and sociology. For the 2003 deadlines, there are 2 special topics: social sciences and Central Asia.
Citizens and permanent residents of the U.S. who hold the Ph.D. degree and who are affiliated with a U.S. university or other non-profit research institution. Foreign counterparts must possess CEE/NIS citizenship, be employed at a CEE/NIS institution, and hold the Ph.D. degree. Consult Web site for further eligibility requirements.
The grants support U.S. specialists who wish to host and/or visit their colleagues in order to initiate projects. Each proposed visit must be for at least 2 weeks in length. Grants range from $2,500 to $10,000.
Deadlines: January 6, 2003, April 14, 2003, and August 25, 2003.
APPLICATION: Telephone: 202-334-2644. FAX: 202-334-2614. E-mail: