COMSTECH funds Rs50m science projects in OIC States


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 12 OIC member states for the session 2022.

According to COMSTECH, the projects have been selected from Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Mali, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Togo, Tunisia, and Uganda for the session 2022.

Total funding of US$ 221,762 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.

The project funding granted in this session ranges from US$ 10,000 to 15,000 for each project. Two Pakistani scientists have won grants worth Rs. 6.06 million for their research projects.

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