The Ministry of Science and Technology of the Government of Pakistan and the United States Department of State signed a comprehensive Science and Technology Cooperation Agreement that established a framework to increase cooperation in science, technology, engineering and education for mutual benefit and peaceful purposes between the science and education communities in both countries. In 2005, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) joined with the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) and the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan to support the joint Pakistan-US Science and Technology Cooperation Program. Beginning in 2008, the United States Department of State (DOS) joined USAID as US co-sponsor of the program.
This program, which is being implemented by the US National Academy of Sciences on the US side, is intended to increase the strength and breadth of cooperation and linkages between Pakistan scientists and institutions with counterparts in the United States.
Donor Agency URL: http://publisher.hec.gov.pk/www.hec.gov.pk/pakus-rd
The OIC Standing Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation (COMSTECH) - TWAS Joint Research Grants Programme complements the TWAS Research Grants Programme in Basic Sciences and the Research Grants Programme of the International Foundation for Science (IFS).
The programme aims at encouraging the pursuit of scientific excellence in OIC countries by identifying and supporting the best young scientists in these countries; reinforcing and promoting scientific research and strengthening the endogenous capacity in science and technology; and counteracting the brain drain and reducing the exodus of scientific talent from the OIC countries
Donor Agency URL: http://twas.ictp.it/prog/grants/twas-comstech-joint-research-grants/
The HFSP supports novel, innovative and interdisciplinary basic research focused on the complex mechanisms of living organisms; topics range from molecular and cellular approaches to systems and cognitive neuroscience. A clear emphasis is placed on novel collaborations that bring biologists together with scientists from fields such as physics, mathematics, chemistry, computer science and engineering to focus on problems at the frontier of the life sciences.
Research Grants are awarded for novel collaborations involving extensive collaboration among teams of scientists working in different countries and in different disciplines.
Two types of Research Grant are available: Young Investigators' Grants and Program Grants
Scientists from all countries may participate in the Research Grant and Fellowship programs. The only restrictions on participation are:
Donor Agency URL: www.hfsp.org
Guidelines and Application Instructions please visit: http://www.hfsp.org/how/appl_form.php
IFS is a NGO (non-governmental organization) founded in 1972, with its secretariat located in Stockholm. Funding comes from governmental and non-governmental sources, as well as national and international organizations. The annual budget is approximately USD 5 million.
IFS has 135 Affiliated Organizations in 86 countries, of which three-quarters are in developing countries and one-quarter in industrial countries. IFS offers grants through a programme open for project proposals from developing country scientists conducting research on the sustainable management of biological resources. This includes topics in both natural and applied sciences such as agriculture, soil science, forestry, biodiversity, environmental chemistry, natural products, food science, animal husbandry, veterinary medicine, aquaculture, marine resources…as well as social or economic aspects of the sustainable management of natural resources, or the production and transfer of knowledge for sustainable development.
Grants are normally awarded to individual researchers, for a specific research project lasting 1-3 years. Application deadlines are 30 June and 31 December every year. All application should be sent to IFS as an attachment in an e-mail to: email@example.com
Donor Agency URL: http://www.ifs.se
RAF is managed by a consortium of agencies from Pakistan and the UK led by the British Council. The fund aims to stimulate research that is relevant, accessible and useful to policy makers, and to support advocacy initiative that use research based evidence to influence MNH Policies and practices.
The fund encourages research and / or advocacy proposals from public and private organizations, civil society organization, research institutes, consultants and consortia with the capacity to undertake research and advocacy. Research and advocacy proposals for funding can be made for small grants up to GBP £ 50,000/- or for larger grant up to GBP£ 500,000/-.
Priority areas related to Maternal and Newborn Health:
Donor Agency URL: www.rafpakistan.org
International Strategic Partnerships In Research & Education (INSPIRE)
TRXP is a Program of British Council to promote the development of researcher co-operation and contacts between the UK and selected countries. The program involves researchers from the countries like Pakistan, Bangladesh, Kazakhstan, Iran, Afghanistan and UK. It aims to encourage mobility and Internationalism among early stage researchers for the exchange of information, ideas and knowledge and for relationship-building. Its purpose is to support early stage researchers, aimed mainly at doctorate and post graduate level students, through New International Research Collaboration.
Main Areas for Research are:
Donor Agency URL: www.britishcouncil.org/inspire
The Academy of Finland’s mission is to finance high-quality scientific research, act as a science and science policy expert, and strengthen the position of science and research. The Academy works to contribute to the renewal, diversification and increasing internationalization of Finnish research. Its operation covers the full spectrum of scientific disciplines.
The Academy supports and facilitates researcher training and careers in research, internationalization as well as the practical application of research results. The Academy is keen to emphasise the importance of the impact of research and breakthrough research by encouraging researchers to submit boundary-crossing funding plans that involve risks but that also offer promise and potential for scientifically significant breakthroughs.
The Academy provide Funding for research projects, research programmes, Centres of Excellence in research, research posts, foreign visiting professors’ work in Finland, researcher training, international networking and research collaboration between universities, research institutes and business companies.
The Academy of Finland has two annual application rounds: January and October. The Academy’s international calls may also be open at other times. Information on the calls is available under the TAG available Apply now.
The call for applications is published one month before the call opens. The call is usually open in the online services one month before the submission deadline.
Donor Agency URL: http://www.aka.fi/en-gb/A
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is a non-profit foundation established by the Federal Republic of Germany for the promotion of international research cooperation. Humboldt Research Awards to Outstanding Scholars resident outside Germany The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH) grants up to 150 Humboldt Research Awards annually to foreign scholars with internationally recognized academic qualifications. The award is intended as a lifelong tribute to the past academic accomplishments of award winners. Furthermore, award winners are invited to carry out research projects of their own choice in Germany in cooperation with German specialist colleagues for periods of between six months and one year. The award can amount up to DM 150,000.
NOTE: suppose Alexander von Humboldt Foundation will not offer a matching programme (as per database on website). You can find information about other research programmes at EURAXESS Germany etc. on the same site.
The East-West Center’s multidisciplinary Research Program addresses issues of contemporary policy significance in a comparative context, focusing on challenges of common concern to the Asia Pacific region and the United States. The Research Program is a source of rigorous and critical analysis and regional expertise in support of all the Center’s programs.
The Center’s collaborative research and policy analysis promotes better relations and understanding among the nations of the region and the U.S. and contributes to both capacity and institution building. Work is organized into four study areas: Economics; Environmental Change, Vulnerability, and Governance; Politics, Governance and Security; and Population and Health.
The East-West Center offers several opportunities for scholars to conduct research at the Center:
East-West Center Visiting Fellowships enable scholars to undertake research and publication in collaboration with EWC staff on selected research themes or on an independent research project related to one of the four Research Program Study areas.
The POSCO Visiting Fellowship Program invites outstanding scholars and policy makers from North America, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe to engage in policy relevant research on political, security, and economic issues in Northeast Asia. The annual application deadline for these fellowships is December 31.
The Obuchi Japan Foundation Fellowship is part of the overall EWC Obuchi Program, a joint U.S.-Japan effort to strengthen the education and research dimensions of Okinawa’s relations within the Asia-Pacific region. The Fellowship is funded by the Japan Foundation in Tokyo, and provides Japanese academic, business and media experts the opportunity to engage in cooperative projects and research on global issues with East-West Center counterparts. Projects designed to expand Okinawa’s contributions toward a more peaceful and prosperous Asia-Pacific region are considered. Applicants should apply through the Okinawan International Exchange and Human Resources Development Foundation (in Japanese).
East-West Center Policy -- All awards, grants and fellowships offered or administered by the East-West Center including extensions are subject to cancellation at the East-West Center's option. Reasons for such cancellation include but are not limited to a lack of funds, change in the institutional or program focus or direction, or insufficient support personnel or resources. Additionally, international, federal, state, private or other granting authorities may have specific conditions which will apply with respect to extension, cancellation or revocation of awards, grants and fellowships which they provide but the East-West Center administers.
Signup for Fellowship Announcements -- an Email Update comes out whenever there are changes to the Fellowship process (approximately once or twice a year). Sign up http://www.eastwestcenter.org/index.php?id=76
Scholars who do not need financial support for their research may be invited to the Center as Visiting Scholars. Priority is given to scholars whose proposed study is related to the Center's programs. Persons interested in spending a period of time at the Center as a Visiting Scholar should submit a curriculum vitae, a description of the proposed research, including a work plan for the period in residence at the Center, and a cover letter describing how the applicant will benefit from a period at the Center to: Director, Research Program, East-West Center, 1601 East-West Road, Honolulu, HI 96848-1601 USA, or by email to fellowships@EastWestCenter.org
Is the first European funding body set up to support investigator-driven frontier research. Its main aim is to stimulate scientific excellence by supporting and encouraging the very best, truly creative scientists, scholars and engineers to be adventurous and take risks in their research. Being 'investigator-driven', or 'bottom-up', in nature, the ERC approach allows researchers to identify new opportunities and directions in any field of research.
Grants are awarded through open competition to projects headed by starting and established researchers, irrespective of their origins, who are working or moving to work in Europe -the sole criterion for selection is scientific excellence. However the ERC aims to do more than simply fund research. In the long term, it looks to substantially strengthen and shape the European research system. This is done through high quality peer review, the establishment of international benchmarks of success, and the provision of up-to-date information on who is succeeding and why.
2009-2010 Calls for ERC Grant proposal
|Call for proposals ID||Type of Grant||Indicative Budget (€ M)||Opening||Deadline|
|ERC-2010-AdG_20100224||Advanced Grant for
Physical Sciences and Engineering
|ERC-2010-AdG_20100317||Advanced Grant for Life
|ERC-2010-AdG_20100407||Advanced Grant for
Social Sciences and Humanities
Donour Agency Website: http://erc.europa.eu
The EU provides funding and grants for a broad range of projects and programmes. The Commission awards money in the form of grants in order to implement projects or activities in relation to European Union policies. These grants may be awarded within fields as diverse as research, education, health, consumer protection, protection of the environment, humanitarian aid, etc. The Grants cover a very diverse range of fields, the specific conditions that need to be fulfilled vary from one field to another. It is therefore important to consult carefully the rules of each grant programme. However, some basic principles apply in every case. Grants:
In addition, only one grant may be awarded for the same action.
The Commission’s Departments publish calls for proposals on their Internet sites; the calls for proposals invite candidates to present, within a given deadline, a proposal for action that corresponds to the objectives pursued and fulfils the required conditions. These calls for proposals can also be published in the Official Journal of the European Union – C series.
|Audiovisual and Media||External Aid|
|Conference interpretation||Fighting fraud|
|Consumers||Freedom, Security and Justice|
|Economic and financial affairs||Information society|
|Education, training and youth||Public Health|
|Employment and social affairs||Regional Policy|
|Energy||Research and Innovation|
Donour Agency Website: http://ec.europa.eu/index_en.htm
IDRC is a Canadian Crown corporation that works in close collaboration with researchers from the developing world in their search for the means to build healthier, more equitable, and more prosperous societies.
Two steps are required when you want to approach IDRC for project funding.
The Asia Foundation undertakes grant making with organizations as a collaborative process of problem identification and strategic planning within our four areas of programming interest: Governance, Law, and Civil Society, Women's Participation, Economic Reform and Development, and International Relations. Please review our country programs highlights and current Project Lists to see if your project falls within the scope of the Foundation's current programs.
The Foundation directs its support to activities that are within its current interests and are likely to have a wide effect. Most of the Foundation's grants are made to organizations in Asia. The Foundation does not make grants to individuals nor to U.S-based organizations.
Before any request is made for a grant, the Foundation encourages prospective grantees to follow a three phase process:
|ASIA FOUNDATION PROGRAM AREAS||PAKISTAN OFFICE AND CONTACT ADDRESS|
|America's Role in Asia||PAKISTAN
P.O. Box 1165
Tel: + 92 (51) 265-0523
Fax: + 92 (51) 265-0736
Gareth Aicken, Country Representative, Pakistan
|Books for Asia|
|Center for U.S.-Korea Policy|
|Conflict and Fragile Conditions|
|Economic Reform & Development|
|Partners in Asian Development|
|Women's Empowerment Program|
The overall objective of ESCAP is to promote inclusive and sustainable economic and social development in the Asia-Pacific region, with priority accorded to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.
During the biennium 2008-2009, ESCAP emphasizes strengthening institutional capacities to serve the rights of the people of the region and address their aspirations and needs. ESCAP pursues this objective by carrying out work, in close cooperation with other United Nations entities and intergovernmental organizations in the region, in the following areas:
Institutional change at all levels is required to ensure more efficient and effective delivery of essential services to the region’s growing population, increasing the demand for adequate food, clothing, housing, water, energy and transport infrastructure, together with other basic needs. Hence, ESCAP’s products and services support its member States in building national capacities in: