Nancy S. Sung, PhD. – Program Director of East Asia and Pacific Program, Office of International Science and Engineering, National Science Foundation (NSF), USA Visited IPB

Nancy S. Sung, PhD. at IPB

Nancy S. Sung, PhD.visited IPB ad explain to a number of IPB staffs about National Science Foundation and its activities.

Nancy S. Sung, PhD. – the Program Director of East Asia and Pacific Program, Office of International Science and Engineering, National Science Foundation (NSF), USA visited IPB on Tuesday, 21 Feb. 2012.

Mark R Doyle, PhD at IPB

Mark R. Doyle, PhD (Science and Technology Advisor, USAID - Indonesia) and Mrs. Benedicta Kuspartini (US Embassy) accompanied Dr Sung's visit to IPBThe purpose of her visit was to introduce what is National Science Foundation (NSF) and what opportunity that academics from IPB can get from the NSF - International Programs.

Nancy S. Sung of NSF

Representative of IPB presented a token of appreciation to Nancy S. Sung, PhD of (NSF - USA) during her visit to IPB, Bogor - INDONESIA.

In her visit, Dr. Sung make a short presentation about various programs that support international collaborative activities, especially those involving US scientists and international partner counterparts. Although NSF funding can only be used for supporting US scientist partners, there are still many opportunities that the international partners can also get if they collaborate under the NSF’s schemes.

However, Dr. Sung reminded the IPB staffs who attended her presentation that getting the NSF funding in any form is a very competitive. The success rate of getting NSF funding is less than 10%. Therefore, developing sound ideas and good proposal documents are necessary.

In her visit, Dr Sung was accompanied by Mark R. Doyle, PhD (the Science and Technology Advisor, US Agency for International Development [US AID], Education Office) and by Mrs. Benedicta Kuspartini (Environment, Science, Technology & Health Assistant, Embassy of the United States of America). Adding to Dr. Sung presentation, Dr. Doyle also explain a number of possible routes for accessing funding from either NSF or US AID.

Group Photo with Nancy S. Sung, PhD.

Group photo among Nancy S. Sung, PhD. and Mark R. Doyle, PhD. and IPB staff after presentation. (L-R): (1) Dini Dinarti, (2) Desta Wirnas, (3) Trikoesoemaningtyas, (4) ?, (5) Bambang S. Purwoko, (6) Miftahuddin, (7) ?, (8) Nancy S. Sung, (9) Ulfah J. Siregar, (10) Mark R. Doyle, (11) Utut Widiastuti, (12) Nahrowi, (13) Sudarsono (PMB Lab.), and (14) Suharsono

Staffs from Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, Faculty of Agriculture, IPB who attended the meeting were: Prof. Sudarsono (PMB Lab), Prof. Bambang S. Purwoko, Dr. Trikoesoemaningtyas, Dr. Desta Wirnas, and Dr. Dini Dinarti (2011 Borlaugh Fellow in Cacao Molecular Genetics). There were lots of new stuffs and useful information given by Dr. Sung and Dr. Doyle in their visit to IPB. After this visit, what IPB staffs need to do are the follow-up activities. IPB staffs need to seize the available opportunities given by NSF and US AID. Information given by Dr. Sung should be regarded as the opening of the doors of opportunity to IPB research staffs.

Please check out this NSF link for more information about NSF and its programs and this USAID INDONESIA link for USAID and its programs.

All PMB Lab staffs and associated graduate students hope that IPB staffs will be able to use the opportunity presented by NSF and US AID. We hope that there will be successful activities initiated by IPB staffs through NSF and USAID.

About PMB Lab: Prof. Sudarsono

This blog is dedicated as a communication media among alumni associated with PMB Lab, Dept. of Agronomy and Horticulture, Fac. of Agriculture, IPB, Bogor – Indonesia. It contains various information related to alumni activities, PMB Lab’s on going activities and other related matters.
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