Three Vietnamese scholars win U.S. scientific research awards
10:06 | 30/01/2021

VGP – Viet Nam has earned an additional three awards in the latest round of the Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER).

Three Vietnamese scholars win awards in the latest round of the Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER).

The international program funds scientists and engineers in developing countries who partner with U.S. government-funded researchers to address global development challenges. 

Vietnamese researchers have earned 20 awards under this program since 2011, including these three new grants.

Three researchers in Viet Nam received awards include Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh of Asian Institute of Technology Center, Viet Nam (AITVN), Dang Thuong Huyen of Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology and Nguyen Khoi Nghia of Can Tho University.

Recently, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced more than US$5.8 million for 26 new worldwide research projects to discover, test, and scale breakthrough solutions for critical challenges in international development through the PEER program, funded by USAID and implemented by the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

The awards range in value from US$54,000 to US$300,000.

Since its establishment in 2011, the PEER program has helped to build the scientific and research capacity of researchers and research institutions worldwide. Currently in its ninth cycle, the PEER program has enabled more than 300 local researchers in over 50 countries to find evidence-based solutions to development challenges across regions and sectors. 

By Thuy Dung

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