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August 2019

 

Bolivia: “Keep Researching, Showing Results and Educating People”

During 2019, our blog posts will primarily feature a range of countries in which IFS has awarded grants to early-career scientists, drawing on responses to a 15-item survey with mostly open-ended questions that we are sending to former and present grantees in selected countries, as an element of this year’s process culminating in our new 2021-2030 strategy. This month we highlight Bolivia, where 44 people (18 women and 26 men) have been awarded grants by IFS since it was founded in 1974. Of the 44 grantees, nine went on to receive a second grant, and one a third grant. As one survey respondent noted, “… food security, conservation of biodiversity and health are continuously demanding new local knowledge from researchers.”

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