Expanding scientific frontiers via international cooperation with COST and NSF
What mechanisms exist in the US & Europe to support networking for the scientific community? How much networking and international collaboration is actually happening between researchers and innovators either side of the pond? As we are sure you know by now, COST funds research and innovation networks. Its Actions help connect research initiatives across Europe and over the globe while enabling researchers and innovators to grow ideas in any science and technology field and share them with their peers. The open and inclusive characteristic of COST Actions establishes and maintains the international, long-term collaboration that is built a commitment to achieve breakthrough scientific results. Across the pond, the U.S. National Science Foundation’s AccelNet Program is also active with a similar mission. AccelNet supports strategic linkages among U.S. research networks and complementary networks abroad that will leverage research and educational resources to tackle grand research challenges that require significant coordinated international efforts. It emphasises collaboration rather than competition in the pooling of expertise and resources that accelerate science and scientific exchanges that foster science diplomacy.
You may find more details in: https://www.cost.eu/international-cooperation-nsf/