The National Academy of Sciences has a program for researchers in search of colleagues in Eastern Europe or the Soviet Union. Beginning in April, the academy will sponsor two-week project development visits by U.S. scientists to the USSR, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania, or Yugoslavia. This new effort is meant to pave the way for long-term cooperative research. Scientists can visit one or more institutions in Eastern Europe in any discipline supported by NSF. Visits to the Soviet Union are limited to institutions involved in work covered by recent agreements between the two countries (The Scientist, Oct. 16, 1989, page 2). U.S. officials hope the visits will lead to joint proposals submitted to NSF.

The National Academy of Sciences also sponsors yearlong research visits and is particularly interested in attracting young scientists. Applicants must be U.S. citizens with a Ph.D. or equivalent degree. Travel and salary...

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