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Call for Applications: IFS Basic Research Grants

Organization
International Foundation for Science (IFS)
Category
Grants & Funding
Research
Country
Afghanistan
Algeria
Bangladesh
Bhutan
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Cambodia
El Salvador
Haiti
Honduras
Kiribati
Korea, Democratic People's Republic of
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Micronesia, Federated States of
Mongolia
Myanmar
Nepal
Nicaragua
Pakistan
Papua New Guinea
Philippines
Samoa
Solomon Islands
Sri Lanka
Syrian Arab Republic
Timor-Leste
Togo
Vanuatu
Viet Nam
Yemen
Zimbabwe
Angola
Benin
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Chad
Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Congo, Republic of the
Côte d'Ivoire
Djibouti
Zambia
Comoros
Egypt
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Gambia
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Kenya
Lesotho
Liberia
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Mauritania
Mozambique
Niger
Nigeria
Rwanda
Sao Tome and Principe
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Somalia
South Sudan
Sudan
Tanzania, United Republic of
Tunisia
Uganda
Language

English

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Description

IFS provides tailored research capacity-enhancing support to promising early career scientists based around the provision of individual Basic Grants. To secure IFS support, applicants must submit a sound research project application on a self selected topic within the three research cluster area that is innovative and/or relevant to her or his local or national development needs. The research proposal must demonstrate knowledge of the subject area, identify knowledge gaps, elaborate testable hypotheses and research objectives, develop a convincing, doable and appropriately costed research plan and research dissemination plans. Proposals must be written in English.

The Research Areas for Basic Research Grant Proposals are sought under one of three research clusters:

  • Biological Resources in Terrestrial Systems (Biodiversity, Forestry, Natural Products, Renewable Energy and Climate Change).
  • Water and Aquatic Resources.
  • Food Security, Dietary Diversity and Healthy Livelihoods.

To be eligible for support from IFS Basic Research Grant:

  • 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), and
  • must either be enrolled in a PhD program or have recently (within five years) completed a PhD degree.
  • Applicants must be attached to a national research institute (e.g. university, non-profit making research centre, or research-oriented NGO) in a 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.
Call for Applications: IFS Basic Research Grants