Providing Lab Equipment to Developing Countries
Scientists in developing countries lack the equipment, advanced training and resources to make important gains against issues such as virus outbreaks, drought and severe weather conditions that impact everyone. Seeding Labs empowers talented scientists in developing countries to conduct life-changing research by providing them with used lab equipment, training and the opportunity to collaborate with other experts in their field.
They support the development of the next-generation of scientists through the following programs:
1. Instrumental Access Program
They conduct a world-wide vetting process to identify universities in low- and middle-income countries with strong scientific potential. They then work with them to catalog their needs for scientific research and teaching equipment and secure equipment donations from leading corporate and academic institutions in the U.S. They also coordinate equipment delivery and work with the receiving universities to ensure equipment is shared, used and maintained.
2. Fellowship Program
They conduct an extensive screening process to select Fellows who are typically science faculty in developing countries. During a 10-week intensive program they provide training in grant writing and other critical skills, and facilitates introductions to colleagues and collaborators across academia and industry. Corporate and academic partners host the Fellows in their labs and provide them with training and insights into the latest research.
3. Ambassadorship Program
This “Peace Corps for scientists” program provides scientists from the U.S. and Europe with the opportunity to share their expertise abroad. They conduct seminars and workshops in their fields at partner universities in developing countries, and experience the priorities and challenges of their global counterparts.
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Source: Seeding Labs
Contact: Melissa Wu @ 617.500.3014 (US)
Spotted by: Bikram Palikhey