Vietnam scholars win U.S. scientific research awards
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Vietnam has recently earned two awards in the first round of a U.S. government program to fund scientific research in developing countries, the U.S. Embassy said Tuesday in a press release.
Vietnamese students are pictured cheering May 5 this year after they finish planting trees at Can Gio Biosphere Reserve in Ho Chi Minh City's Can Gio District. Photo: Tuoi Tre
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) have accordingly decided to provide grants to two research projects on climate change headed by Vietnamese scholars from local institutes and universities, with support from their Indonesian and American partners.
The two winning research projects include Assessment of Impacts of the Emission Reduction Measures of Short-lived Climate Forcers on Air Quality and Climate in Southeast Asia, and Research and Capacity Building on Reduced Emissions from Degradation and Deforestation (REDD+) Livelihoods, and Vulnerability in Vietnam, both of which will be conducted from now until May 2015.
The funding is given under the Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) awards, meant to award research collaboration grants to support and build scientific and technical capacity in the developing world.
PEER is a USAID-funded competitive grants program that is administered by the National Academy of Sciences in coordination with NSF.