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International Foundation for Science Grants: Applications for International Foundation for Science (IFS) Research Grants are welcome from young scientists in developing countries to do research on the sustainable management, use or conservation of biological or water resources.

Grant amount: 12 000 USD

An eligible candidate for an IFS Research grant is;

  • A citizen of a developing country.
  • A scientist with at least a Master's or equivalent degree/research experience
  • Under 40 years of age and at the beginning of research career
  • Attached to a university, national research institution or a research-oriented NGO in a developing country.


    Researchers from Sub-Saharan Africa are eligible for IFS support up to the age of 45, provided they have completed their highest academic degree (MSc, MA, PhD, Post-Doc or equivalent) in the previous 5 years.

    The International Foundation for Science (IFS) Research grants are reserved for developing country scientists for research projects carried out in a developing country.

    This broad statement covers natural science and social science research on agriculture, soils, animal production, food science, forestry, agroforestry, aquatic resources, natural products, water resources, etc.

    Applications are to be made on an IFS Application Form.

    Do not to wait until the deadline - please submit your application at least one month before.

    Applying earlier in the six-month cycle allows time for you to be contacted for more information if needed.

    A researcher may only submit one application at a time for consideration by International Foundation for Science (IFS).

    Science Grant Application Deadline: Applications are accepted all year round. However, for administrative purposes, there are two application deadlines, 30 June and 31 December.

    For further details and application forms, contact: International Foundation for Science (IFS) Grants website

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