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Science  05 Apr 2002:
Vol. 296, Issue 5565, pp. 31
DOI: 10.1126/science.296.5565.31b

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A unique grantmaking foundation for Arab scientists, modeled on the U.S. National Science Foundation, hopes to award its first research grants next year. The private 2-year-old Arab Science and Technology Foundation is expecting a contribution of almost $20 million from a private donor in the next few months.