IFS Individual Research Grants for Developing Countries 2018

2018 IFS Individual Research Grants for Citizens of Developing Countries , and Call will open:           1 November 2017 till 31st December 2017 . 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

Level: Grants

Field(s): Proposals are sought under one of three 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 Underutilised Crops; Food Science and Nutrition, and Food Security issues.

Deadline: Call will open:           1 November 2017 till 31st December 2017 

Funded By: International Foundation for Science (IFS)

Beneficiaries(Target Groups):  IFS Individual Research Grants are targeted for Citizens 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.

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

‣ Award No: Not Specified

‣ Scholarship Duration: Grants are available for a period of up to 3 years.

‣ Scholarship covers: Individual 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.


‣ Providing early-career support to promising young developing country researchers has been the mandate of the International Foundation for Science (IFS) for many years.

‣ Building on this experience, the new IFS Strategy 2011-2020, launched in 2011, emphasizes three approaches:

Individual Research (this call)

Collaborative Research

Contributing Innovation

‣ In 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.

‣ 2016 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 contributin


To be considered for  IFS Individual Research Grants, applicants

‣ must be citizens of eligible countries and carry out their research in an eligible country (this does not have to be the country of citizenship)

‣ must have a minimum of an MSc, MA or equivalent academic degree

‣ must 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.]

‣ Researchers, who are already IFS grantees, are eligible to apply for a renewal grant irrespective of age.

Selection criteria for 2016 IFS Individual Research Grants

‣ Research grants are awarded on the basis of merit.


‣ Applicants will be informed about the outcome of the competitive review process before the 31st July 2018.

Scholarship Application Method

‣ Applications may be sent by email.

‣ Scholarship Applications Due Dat: Call will open:           1 November 2017 till 31st December 2017 

Anticipated announcement of results:  31 July 2018.

Full details and instructions on the submission procedure will be made available here when the call opens.

The following information is available now:

»  Eligibility criteria (including eligible countries)

»  Guidelines 

»  IFS Individual Research Approach

»  Research Areas funded by IFS

Anticipated announcement of results: July 31, 2018.

‣ 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.

For more Information about  IFS Individual Research Grants


2018, developing countriesresearch, December Deadline

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