COMSTECH-ISESCO Joint Research Grants Program

Currently this program is not active

COMSTECH-ISESCO Joint Research Grants Program was announced in May 2005 and eighteen successful applicants in the fields of Agricultural Biotechnology, Health Biotechnology, Frontier Areas of Science and Technology, Engineering Sciences, and Medicinal Plants were awarded grants during 2005-2007. This programme continued intermittently until 2011. COMSTECH-ISESCO managed to implement almost all of the activities listed in the previous joint agreements. This important program has supported 23 research projects in 15 member states of the OIC. The countries supported under this programme include Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Egypt, Gambia, Iran, Jordan, Malaysia, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Sudan, Togo and Tunisia. The funds provided amount to US$227,745 so far, and country-wise distribution of the grants is as follows:

Table 6. COMSTECH-ISESCO Grants from 2005-2011

S. No.Country GranteesNo. of GrantsYearGrant in US$
 Bangladesh022005-062010-1120,000
 Burkina Faso012006-0710,000
 Cameroon022005-062006-0720,000
 Egypt022005-062006-0720,000
 Gambia012006-078,970
 Iran022006-0720,000
 Jordan012005-0610,000
 Malaysia032005-062006-072010-1130,000
 Morocco012006-0710,000
 Nigeria012005-068,850
 Pakistan022005-062006-0720,000
 Palestine012005-0610,000
 Sudan022005-0620,000
 Togo012010-119,925
 Tunisia012010-1110,000
Total23 227,745
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