Applicants for IFS Research Grants
Researchers, who are already IFS grantees, are eligible to apply for a renewal grant irrespective of age.
Applicants must be attached to a national research institute (e.g. university, non-profit making research centre, or research-oriented NGO) in a developing country. The institution is expected to: administer the grant, guarantee that the applicant has a salary (or other source of income), and provide basic research facilities. Researchers employed at international research institutes are NOT eligible. However, researchers doing part of their project at an international institute can apply for an IFS grant, if their principal affiliation is with a national institution.
Eligible for IFS support are low and lower middle income countries and the IFS cut off point for country eligibility is the middle income GNI threshold (currently USD 4,653) plus 5%, USD 4,886.
For details see: http://databank.worldbank.org/data/download/GNIPC.pdf
Formerly eligible G-20 Countries are no longer eligible (i.e. Brazil, China, India, Indonesia and South Africa).
Countries formerly part of the Soviet Union are not eligible.
The list below is based on GNI per capita, Atlas method for 2014 and published in July 2015.
Eligible countries are:
Central African Rep.
Congo, Dem. Rep.
Egypt, Arab Rep.
Papua New Guinea
São Tomé and Principe
Syrian Arab Rep.
West Bank and Gaza