The International Foundation for Science (IFS) is a research council with international operations whose mission is to build the scientific capacity of developing countries for the sustainable management of biological and water resources. IFS believes that the interests of both science and development are best served by promoting and nurturing the research efforts of promising young science graduates who have the potential to become leading scientists in their countries. Since 1974, IFS has provided support to more than 3500 Grantees in over one hundred developing countries in Africa, Asia, the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean.
The IFS Granting Programme is open for project proposals from young scientists from developing countries who meet the eligibility criteria and who conduct research on the sustainable management of biological resources. Proposed projects must be related to the sustainable use of the biological and/or water resource base. IFS is specifically targeting scientists in countries with developing science and technology infrastructures. Research grants are awarded up to a maximum value of US$12,000 for a period of one to three years, and may be renewed twice. They are intended for the purchase of equipment, expendable supplies, and literature. Details of IFS awards can be found on the IFS website at < http://www.ifs.se/programme/granting_programme.asp>.