COMSTECH Funds Over 39 Million Rupees Science Projects In OIC States

Science Projects Funding In This Session Ranges From US$ 9,000 To 15,000 Each Project. 4 Pak Scientists Won Grants Worth Rs. 9.56 Million

OIC ministerial standing committee on scientific and technological cooperation (COMSTECH), Islamabad and International Foundation for Science (IFS), Stockholm, Sweden have selected 18 research projects from 9 OIC member states – Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, Tunisia, and Uganda for the session 2021. A total funding of US$ 225,865 has been granted to projects in the fields of Food Sciences, Biological Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Natural Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Physical Sciences, Genetic Engineering, and Health Sciences. science Projects funding granted in this session ranges from US$ 9,000 to 15,000 each project. Four Pakistani scientists have won grants worth Rs. 9.56 million for their research projects.

COMSTECH-IFS has so far financed 376 research projects in various disciplines of science and technology in 32 OIC member states by providing US$ 4.123 million funds. The 376 research projects from 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 have been financed under this program.

COMSTECH and IFS agreed in February 1998 to enter into a collaborative program to strengthen the capacity in developing countries which are members of OIC to conduct relevant and high-quality research in sciences related to the management, use and conservation of biological resources. The program is funded in equal parts by COMSTECH and IFS.