The International Foundation for Science


IFS was founded as a Research Council and registered as a non-governmental organisation (NGO) in Sweden in 1972. IFS receives funding from a portfolio of donors and funders including development organisations and science academies. The annual budget is approximately USD 5 million. IFS has 135 Affiliated Organisations in 86 countries, mainly in the developing world. IFS has an international Board of Trustees. The IFS Secretariat is located in Stockholm, Sweden. IFS provides opportunities for young scientists to propose research into biological and water resources in low income countries. Staff members received several grants from IFS for their ecological studies of endangered species in Vietnam

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