Director IFS discusses joint programme with Coordinator General COMSTECH

Director International Foundation for Science (IFS) Dr. Nighisty GHEZAE during her recent visit to Pakistan to participate in a science conference, held a meeting with Chairman HEC and Coordinator General COMSTECH Dr. Tariq Banuri. They discussed various aspects of the COMSTECH–IFS joint research grants programme, its future activities and prospects of expansion.

COMSTECH and IFS started joint research grants programme in 1998, by providing US$ 0.2 million research grants per annum to research projects from OIC member states. By now, US$ 3.291 million has been disbursed to finance 306 research projects in 32 OIC member states under this programme.

IFS was founded, on the recommendation of the Pugwash Conference in Venice in 1965, as a Research Council in Sweden in 1972. IFS has 135 affiliated organizations in 86 countries, mainly in the developing world. The IFS secretariat is located in Stockholm, Sweden.

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