Since its earliest days, the Astrobiology Program through the NAI has established international partnerships to further the goals of the Program. Potential partners could request association with the NAI at a government-to-government level (associate partners) or at the institute-to-organization level (affiliate partners). Both of these partnerships are conducted with no exchange of funds and consist primarily of collaborative scientific exchange, outreach and education activities, and early career training opportunities. The Program is committed to bringing a diversity of perspectives and resources to the field, and will continue to engage international partners. Associate partnerships will remain, but when the NAI is wound down, affiliate partnerships will need to be renegotiated through agreements managed by NASA’s Office of International and Interagency Relations (OIIR).

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