COMSTECH-IFS Research Grants Program

Allocation of Resources US$200,000/year
COMSTECH Share US$100,000/year
Total Number of Grantees 341 (up to 2019)

COMSTECH signed a MoU with International Foundation for Science (IFS), Stockholm, in 1998 for strengthening of S&T in the OIC member states. The joint Program is valuable because of the similarity of the mandates and strong common interests in capacity building of the two organizations in the developing countries. The essential purpose of the collaboration is to enhance research capability within the OIC region, and to reap a rich harvest by obtaining matching grants from IFS (US$ 0.1 million/year) for OIC scientists and institutions.

This important program has financed 341 projects in various disciplines in 32 member states of the OIC. The countries supported include Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Gabon, Gambia, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somali, Sudan, Suriname, Togo, Tunisia and Uganda. The funds jointly provided so far amount to US$ 3.6878 million. Country-wise distribution of the grants is given in the following table:


S. No.

Country

No. of Grantees

Grant in US$

1.              

Afghanistan

1

11,900

2.              

Algeria

1

12,000

3.              

Bangladesh

19

206,400

4.              

Benin

26

277,599

5.              

Burkina Faso

20

200,329

6.              

Cameroon

19

209,843

7.              

Cote d'Ivoire

20

210,838

8.              

Djibouti

1

9,500

9.              

Egypt

13

146,230

10.           

Gabon

2

23,500

11.           

Gambia

2

19,534

12.           

Indonesia

14

167,220

13.           

Iran

15

160,610

14.           

Jordan

5

55,500

15.           

Lebanon

2

23,500

16.           

Malaysia

13

125,850

17.           

Mali

10

102,624

18.           

Mauritania

1

12,000

19.           

Morocco

12

119,970

20.           

Mozambique

5

54,850

21.           

Niger

8

85,740

22.           

Nigeria

22

230,775

23.           

Pakistan

38

417,892

24.           

Palestine

2

22,000

25.           

Senegal

12

128,631

26.           

Somalia

1

12,000

27.           

Sierra Leone

4

47,920

28.           

Sudan

10

115,965

29.           

Suriname

1

12,000

30.           

Togo

13

145,979

31.           

Tunisia

12

134,530

32.           

Uganda

17

184,654

Total

341

3,687,883

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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