Science Diplomacy to Promote and Strengthen
Basic Research and International Cooperation Workshop

12, 15 and 16 March 2021

The workshop discussed the role of the Global Research Council (GRC) in science diplomacy to promote and strengthen basic research and international collaboration. The workshop aimed to:

  • Describe institutional goals and structures currently available or being proposed for international basic research cooperation in a frame of science diplomacy;
  • Consider areas within basic research that might be worth exploring in greater depth to better connect research funders and science diplomacy practitioners (e.g. diplomats, researchers);
  • Explore opportunities for the Global Research Council and funder communities to work together on those areas and projects; and
  • Discuss roles that multilateral organizations (e.g. International Science Council, SESAME, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) might play in contributing to international basic research cooperation.

The workshop was convened by the USA’s National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.

The agenda for the workshop can be found here.

The final report of the workshop can be found here.