Joint Research Grants for Young Scientists

Deadline: 31 May 2016
Open to: scientists with PhD degree and some research experience under the age of 40 years
Grant: a research grant amounts to a maximum of USD 15,000


TWAS-COMSTECH Joint Research Grants are intended for young scientists in countries belonging to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to enable them to purchase the research facilities they need to enhance their productivity. The programme aims at encouraging the pursuit of scientific excellence in OIC countries by identifying and supporting the best young scientists there; 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.


  • Individual applicants must be nationals of OIC member states, with a PhD and some research experience, but at the beginning of their careers;
  • They should hold positions at universities or research institutions in one of the OIC countries;
  • As a general rule, the grants are awarded to competent scientists under the age of 40 years;
  • Scientists who submit a satisfactory final report on a previous grant may apply for a renewal.


  • A Research Grant amounts to a maximum of USD 15,000;
  • A grant is normally provided for a period of 18 months and is renewable once;
  • A grant may be used to purchase scientific equipment, consumables and specialized literature (textbooks and proceedings only).

How to apply?

For any queries please contact e-mail:

For more information, please visit the official website.

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