Start Date: Sep 01, 2013
End Date: Aug 31, 2018
The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service (USDA/ARS), supports international scientific research projects and related activities involving collaboration between U.S. and foreign scientists. USDA/ARS’s collaborative research is related to civilian agricultural research, and through this cooperative agreement with the International Science and Technology Center (ISTC), provides necessary support to foreign individuals and institutions who are cooperators to assist the implementation of projects. USDA/ARS will provide funds and material support under this agreement to cooperators, which may include individual salary support, equipment and supplies, travel and institutional support. ISTC will support the USDA/ARS’s efforts in the implementation of its international collaborative projects by providing financial, administrative and logistical support. ISTC has the infrastructure and capacity to support the distribution of project resources to identified recipients by the USDA/ARS as technical cooperation and assistance to the extent allowable in the host country; USDA/ARS and associated technical partners will develop project proposals with their foreign counterparts and serve as collaborators throughout the life of the project and provide technical oversight.