28th July 2015
She was a key note speaker at the Madagascan National Academy of Arts, Letters and Sciences (AcNALS) in Antananarivo in Madagascar during multiple IFS events in 2008. Recently, in 2013 she was involved in the Africa-wide Women and Young Professionals in Science Competitions where IFS partnered with CTA, FARA ANAFE, RUFORUM and the NEPAD in planning and coordinating the Africa-wide science competition.
Professor Gurib-Fakim backed and supported the consortium to help African women and young professionals in science, in order to raise their profile and reward their scientific contributions and technological innovations, and to showcase the demonstrated impact of their work on development, and to help them attract further funding to support their work (see IFS Annual Report 2013 p.48-49). Most recently in May of this year she was actively reviewing IFS research proposals.
In a recent SciDevNet interview, she reported: “We know that science and technology have been very important tools for improving livelihoods, creating wealth and, of course, changing the destiny of many countries”. She hopes to build on a literacy base to advance research and science-led development in Mauritius.
On behalf of everyone at IFS may I send our very best wishes to Ameenah Gurib-Fakim for a successful Presidency.
Dr Thouraya Souissi
No. of IFS Grants: 1 (1998)
Prof Dr Yulong Ding
No. of IFS Grants: 1 (1993)
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
IFS Individual Research Grants
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 31st December, 2015
This call is for early-career scientists in IFS eligible developing countries to apply for IFS Individual Research Grants and carry out research projects for a period of up to 3 years. An applicant must have at least an MSc/MA, be younger than 35 years of age (for men) or 40 years of age (for women) and must do the research project in an IFS eligible country.
Young researchers wishing to start or consolidate their independent research careers and who fulfil the IFS eligibility criteria are welcome to apply.
> Read or download the full call
> Eligibility Criteria (including eligible countries list)
> Application Form (the form is in English, but may be filled out in either English or French)
> Guidelines in English
> Guidelines in French
> IFS Individual Research Approach
> Renewal Application Form (for previous IFS Grantees)
Anticipated announcement of results: July 31, 2016.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:
31st December, 2015 (24.00 hrs GMT)
13th October 2015
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the International Foundation for Science (IFS) have been in discussions throughout 2015. This has culminated in an agreement to co-host the next IFS collaborative research pilot. Expressions of interest w…
21st September 2015
The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Dr Nighisty Ghezae is to be appointed as the new Director of IFS from October 1st 2015. Dr Ghezae will take over from the current Director, Dr Graham Haylor, who has, inter alia, led the successful development, launch and implementation of a 10-year …
9th September 2015
On 20-21 August, 2015, IFS hosted a Consultative Meeting on Scientific Equipment Policy together with our long-standing partner the African Academy of Sciences near Nairobi. This is one of the concluding activities in the current phase of a MacArthur Foundation-funded project. In addition to colleag…
28th July 2015
IFS has signed new Memorandum of Understanding with the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe). The new agreement streamlines the way the two organisations aim to support and complement each other to build the capability of early-career scientists in Africa through training as…
22nd April 2015
IFS has signed new Memorandum of Understanding with the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). The new agreement streamlines the way the two organisations choose projects in support of the peaceful use of chemistry and expands the scope of OPCW support to IFS.