AAAS implemented the Women’s Scientific Cooperation (WISC) project between 2001-2003, with funding and support from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The project involved participation of 193 U.S. female scientists and engineers, from a wide range of disciplines. Awardees visited 220 research partners in 63 countries across the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Europe, through the mechanism of travel grants allowing short visits to international collaboration hubs.
An evaluation report was published highlighting the benefits of the support provided to US Female researchers in STEM and the challenges encountered, during the WISC project. The report provides quantitative and qualitative data, that were essential in gaining insight into the issues surrounding International Research Collaborations, as well as understanding the positive impact of such projects.