2016 IFS Individual Research Grants for Citizens of Developing Countries , and applications are submitted till 31st December 2015 . International Foundation for Science (IFS) is offering research grants for citizens of developing countries. Grants are available for a period of up to 3 years. To be eligible, applicant must have at least an MSc/MA, be younger than 35 years of age (for men) or 40 years of age (for women) and must do research project in an IFS eligible country. These awards are awarded on merit in amounts up to USD 12,000 for one to three years. Full details:
School(Institutions/ Country): | IFS eligible country
are sought under one of three research areas:
in Terrestrial Systems: Including but not limited to: Biodiversity,
Forestry, Natural Products, Renewable Energy and Climate
-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.
Security, Dietary Diversity and Healthy Livelihoods: Including but
not limited to: Research on Food Production; Animal Production and
Veterinary Medicine; Crop Science including Underutilised Crops; Food
Science and Nutrition, and Food Security issues.
December 2015 .
Foundation for Science (IFS)
IFS Individual Research Grants are targeted for
of following developing countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh,
Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cape Verde,
Cameroon and Republic of Congo, Central African Rep, Chad, Comoros,
Congo Dem. Rep, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Arab Rep., El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, The, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea, DPR, Lao PDR, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Micronesia, Fed.Sts., 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, Togo, Uganda, Vanuatu, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen, Rep., Zambia and Zimbabwe can apply for these grants.
are available for a period of up to 3 years.
Research grants are awarded on merit in amounts up to USD 12,000 for
one to three years. Grants are intended for the purchase of basic
tools for research: equipment, expendable supplies and literature, as
well as field activities.
early-career support to promising young developing country
researchers has been the mandate of the International Foundation for
Science (IFS) for many years.
on this experience, the new IFS Strategy 2011-2020, launched in 2011,
emphasizes three approaches:
Research (this call)
the Individual Research Approach, IFS continues its commitment to
support excellent individual research and to build capability of
early-career scientists in the developing world to undertake research
on the sustainable management of biological and water resources.
IFS Individual Research Grants Applicants are encouraged to tackle
research issues linked to these areas, and to develop solutions that
are relevant to local contexts.
‣ By encouraging local researchers to work in their home countries, generating cutting-edge and locally relevant knowledge, we hope to contribute to strengthening their countries’ research capability and ultimately contributing to a global research community aimed at reducing poverty and supporting sustainable development.
be citizens of eligible countries and carry out their research in an
eligible country (this does not have to be the country of
have a minimum of an MSc, MA or equivalent academic degree
be (for men) younger than 35 years of age, and (for women) 40 years
of age[If the applicant’s 35th (men)/40th (women) birthday is on or
after the closing date of the call, he/she is still eligible.]
who are already IFS grantees, are eligible to apply for a renewal
grant irrespective of age.
Selection criteria for 2016 IFS Individual Research Grants
grants are awarded on the basis of merit.
will be informed about the outcome of the competitive review process
before the 31st July 2016.
Scholarship Application Method
may be sent by email.
Applications are due on 31st
December 2015 .
Anticipated announcement of results: July 31, 2016.
‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website
‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.