COMSTECH-IFS Research Grants Program

Allocation of Resources US$200,000/year
COMSTECH Share US$100,000/year
Total Number of Grantees 306 (up to 2017)

COMSTECH signed a MoU with IFS 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 field of science. 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 306 projects in various disciplines in 32 member states of the OIC. The countries supported under this Program 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$ 3.291 million. Country-wise distribution of the the grants are given in the following table:

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S. No.

Country

No. of Grantees

Grant in US$

  1.  

Afghanistan

1

11,900

  1.  

Algeria

1

12,000

  1.  

Bangladesh

18

194,400

  1.  

Benin

21

222,735

  1.  

Burkina Faso

18

181,276

  1.  

Cameroon

17

186,560

  1.  

Cote d'Ivoire

17

180,945

  1.  

Djibouti

1

9,500

  1.  

Egypt

11

124,230

  1.  

Gabon

2

23,500

  1.  

Gambia

2

19,534

  1.  

Indonesia

14

167,220

  1.  

Iran

15

160,610

  1.  

Jordan

4

43,500

  1.  

Lebanon

2

23,500

  1.  

Malaysia

13

125,850

  1.  

Mali

8

80,654

  1.  

Mauritania

1

12,000

  1.  

Morocco

11

107,970

  1.  

Mozambique

5

54,850

  1.  

Niger

8

85,740

  1.  

Nigeria

19

195,775

  1.  

Pakistan

34

370,762

  1.  

Palestine

2

22,000

  1.  

Senegal

11

116,731

  1.  

Somalia

1

12,000

  1.  

Sierra Leone

4

47,920

  1.  

Sudan

9

103,965

  1.  

Suriname

1

12,000

  1.  

Togo

11

122,779

  1.  

Tunisia

10

110,600

  1.  

Uganda

14

148,654

Total

306

3,291,660

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