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Pakistan-U.S. Science and Technology Cooperation Program

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The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) will provide assistance to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. Department of State (DOS), and other government and non-government organizations in managing cooperative activities under the Pakistan-U.S. S&T Cooperation Program. This program, which offers cooperative research grants of up to three years in duration, is designed to increase and strengthen cooperation between researchers in various fields that contribute to human and economic development in Pakistan.    

By supporting collaboration in fields of practical relevance to Pakistan, the program helps to establish and strengthen professional and personal linkages between Pakistani participants, their American colleagues, and experts. U.S. participants in the projects supported under the program will also benefit by gaining access to unique scientific data and field sites and to new opportunities to make progress on problems of common interest to each country. NAS will provide technical and administrative support to implement, manage, and expand science, technology, and engineering (STE) activities of economic and developmental importance.  NAS program oversight includes but is not limited to announcing calls for proposals, managing the scientific review of proposals received, selection of awards, and disbursement of funds to participating institutions as well as monitoring program participant progress and providing related technical and administrative assistance to sponsors. With recent interest and emphasis on STE innovation and commercialization, training events and seed grants that empower and advance researcher development in STE entrepreneurship will be incorporated into the program.   All activities under this program will be undertaken in collaboration with partners in Pakistan.     



Status: Current

PIN: PGA-OFS-14-01

RSO: Stoepler, Teresa


Behavioral and Social Sciences
Biology and Life Sciences
Computers and Information Technology
Earth Sciences
Energy and Energy Conservation
Engineering and Technology
Environment and Environmental Studies
Food and Nutrition
Health and Medicine
Industry and Labor
Math, Chemistry, and Physics
Transportation and Infrastructure
Policy for Science and Technology

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The U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the U.S. Department of State’s Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) Initiative, and Ratio Flux LLC are excited to announce the GIST U.S. – Pakistan Startup Training for Pakistani Startups!

This is an opportunity for research faculty, postdocs and students working to develop early stage companies (or planning to form companies) in Pakistan to get hands-on training with internationally recognized experts to support their customer development efforts and strengthen their go-to-market strategies. Teams will learn how to leverage the Lean Startup methodologies to support their product design / development needs to meet customer expectations, and clearly communicate a viable business model to potential investors.

Please see the attached Request for Applications which highlights instructions for two-person Pakistani teams, as well as a flyer that gives an overview of the program.  We are excited about the opportunity to support Pakistani startup teams, and encourage you to forward this email to any colleagues actively working to commercialize early stage technology.

Teams may APPLY HERE by Thursday, April 23 at 8 pm Pakistan time 

For questions about the program, please contact:

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Registration for in Person Attendance :

If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  GIST US-Pakistan Startup Team
Contact Email:
Contact Phone:  -

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