5th Pearl of Africa Lecture Series

Presenter: Dr. Linda Sapochak, Division Director, Division of Materials Research, National Science Foundation

The Department of Physics in the College of Natural Sciences will be hosting Dr. Linda Sapochak on Wednesday, 12th October. Dr. Sapochak will discuss the Vision, the Goal, of the US National Science Foundation. The NSF is an Independent Federal Agency established in 1950 following a historic recommendation that “the US Government should accept new responsibilities for promoting the flow of scientific knowledge and the development of scientific talent in our youth.” In its 65 years of existence the agency has grown to become one of the main sources of funding to the US academic community in the US and fostering international collaboration across the world. The agency accepts about 45,000 proposals annually and disburses about $7billion of award through it’s a diverse funding mode. This presentation will discuss these funding modes together with opportunities for international engagement.

Date: Wednesday, 12th October

Event Venue: Makerere University Main Hall