The Department of State'Ă‚Â™s Office of Cooperative Threat Reduction (ISN/CTR) is pleased to announce an open competition for assessing the effectiveness of ISN/CTR'Ă‚Â™s Partnership for Nuclear Security (PNS) through this Request for Proposals (RFP). ISN/CTR invites non-profit/non-governmental organizations and educational institutions to submit proposals that will assess the effectiveness of PNS engagement in Morocco. PNS seeks to promote a self-sufficient nuclear security culture ingrained in partner countries'Ă‚Â™ nuclear technical organizations. This assessment will focus on PNS'Ă‚Â™ work in Morocco, including activities designed to engage academic and government nuclear stakeholders. This analysis will provide policymakers with solid empirical basis to assess PNS'Ă‚Â™ effectiveness, devise new initiatives where needed, and choose among different policy options to meet future programmatic needs. ISN/CTR has approximately $370,000 available in the current fiscal year to award one cooperative agreement in this field. While not a decisive factor, to ensure an unbiased assessment of its programming, ISN/CTR prefers proposals submitted by individuals or organizations which are not currently involved in implementing nonproliferation engagement activities on behalf of ISN/CTR.