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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: USDA/ARS AND THE INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER (ISTC) Project Number: 0210-22310-003-32
Project Type: General Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 12, 2008
End Date: Aug 31, 2013

Objective:
To fund research projects, proposal development travel, and general program costs at the ISTC in support of the ARS - Former Soviet Union Scientific Cooperation Program. Funds originate from the Department of State and are used to engage former weapons scientists in the former Soviet Union (FSU) in peaceful, agricultural projects.

Approach:
The ISTC will fund the Russian, Kazakh and Tajik sides of approved ARS research projects and provide oversight and coordination of these project. Individual projects will be implemented through individual project agreements signed by the ISTC, and FSU and ARS/EAD. ARS scientists from multiple locations will develop the proposals with FSU scientists and serve as collaborators throughout the life of the project.

Last Modified: 7/28/2014
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