Applications Open for IFS’s Individual Research Grants!

Deadline: 31 December 2017

The International Foundation for Science (IFS) is seeking applications for its Individual Research Grants to support excellent individual research and to build capacity of early-career scientists in the developing world to undertake research on the sustainable management of biological and water resources.

Research Areas

  • Biological Resources in Terrestrial Systems
    • Including but not limited to: Biodiversity, Forestry, Natural Products, Renewable Energy and Climate Change.
  • Water and Aquatic Resources
    • Including but not limited to: Water Resources Research; Research on all aspects of freshwater, brackish and marine aquatic organisms and their environments.
  • Food Security, Dietary Diversity and Healthy Livelihoods
    • Including but not limited to: Research on Food Production; Animal, Production and Veterinary Medicine; Crop Science including Underutilized, Crops; Food Science and Nutrition, and Food Security issues.

Funding Information

Individual Research grants are awarded on merit in amounts up to USD 12,000 for a project of 1-3 years.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Country eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must be citizens of a developing country that is eligible for IFS support, and carry out the research in an eligible country (this does not have to be the country of citizenship).
  • Personal Eligibility
    • Individual research grants will be awarded to individual early-career scientists in eligible developing countries in support of excellent science.
    • Researchers applying for a first IFS research grant must be at the beginning of their research careers and have a minimum academic degree of an MSc/MA or the equivalent.
    • To be of eligible age, men must be younger than 35 years and women must be younger than 40 years. If the applicant’s 35th (men)/40th (women) birthday is on the closing date of the call, he/she is still eligible.
  • Institutional Affiliation
    • Applicants must be attached to a national research institute (e.g. university, non-profit making research centre, or research-oriented NGO) in an eligible developing country.
    • The institution is expected to: administer the grant, guarantee that the applicant has a salary (or other source of income), and provide basic research facilities.
    • Researchers employed at international research institutes or NGO’s are NOT eligible.
    • However, researchers doing part of their project at an international institute can apply for an IFS grant, if their principal affiliation is with a national institution.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply online via given website.

Eligible Countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola , Bangladesh, Benin, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Rep., Chad, Comoros, Congo, Dem. Rep., Congo, Rep., Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Arab Rep., El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gambia, The Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea, DPR, Lao PDR, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Micronesia , Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Rwanda, Samoa, São Tomé and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Rep., Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Vanuatu, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen, Rep., Zambia, Zimbabwe.

For more information, please visit Individual Research Grants.

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