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December 2019


A Re-energized IFS Is Ready for the New Year

As we come to the end of 2019, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for everything you have done to make this year successful. In a few words, 2019 can be summarized as “in the face of significant challenges, we made significant progress”. I thank you for your continued commitment and for all that you do to deliver on our purpose – to support early career researchers to enhance their scientific capacity.

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Cameroon: Assets and Potential for Science-based Development

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 Cameroon, where 231 people (46 women and 185 men) have been awarded grants by IFS since it was founded in 1974. Of the 231 grantees, 77 went on to receive a second grant, and 24 a third grant.

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