Accession Number:

ADA434501

Title:

Biotechnology for the Environment

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jan 2003-31 Dec 2004

Corporate Author:

OKLAHOMA UNIV NORMAN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2005-06-02

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

The EU-US Task Force on Environmental Biotechnology obtained support for short-term transatlantic exchanges of early career scientists designed to foster collaborative interactions and to enhance the professional development of the exchange fellows through the acquisition of expertise in microbial biotechnology. Not all of the available funds were expended. Travel worldwide is only now approaching pre-September 11, 2001 levels. Funds received from the ONR were exhausted during this round of exchanges while NSF granted a no-cost extension for one year. The DOE refused a no-cost extension request and steps are underway to returned the unexpended funds. Five participants received funds for exchange research visits in EU laboratories, in addition to the eleven fellows funded during the first round of exchanges. This program continues to meet the mission of fostering the collaborative exchange of scientific talent between the United States and the European Union.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Biomedical Instrumentation and Bioengineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE