International Science Engagement
The International Science Engagement initiative is an early stage effort currently focused on South Asia and China that seeks to bring scientists and engineers in conflict regions together to collaborate on joint research and projects of mutual interest.
A pilot grant was made to Nanyang Technological University for a two-day workshop on earthquake hazard science that was held in November 2015 at the Earth Observatory of Singapore and brought together scientists from 11 Asian nations including Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. A previous grant on rice science went to Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. Other grants have supported the Institute for International Education’s Scholar Rescue Fund, which works to relocate endangered scientists, engineers and mathematicians to research institutes abroad.