NSF Collaboration with G8 Research Councils
July 20, 2010
On Wednesday, July 7, 2010, Dr. Cora Marrett, Acting Director of the National Science Foundation, signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Concerning Collaboration between the G8 Research Councils on the G8 Research Councils Initiative on Multilateral Research Funding. The other signatories are: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada; National Research Agency (ANR) of France; German Research Foundation (DFG); Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS); Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR); and Research Councils of the United Kingdom (RCUK). The MOU is to implement a three-phase pilot of multilateral Calls for Proposals on themes of global relevance that will support collaborative research teams.
See the DFG Web site at www.dfg.de/g8-initiative for more information.
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