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  • Title: IFS - International Foundation for Science - Home
    Descriptive info: .. Contact IFS.. Login.. Home.. About IFS.. IFS Programme.. IFS Grantees.. IFS Publications.. Partners.. IFS SUPPORTS RESEARCH ON THE MANAGEMENT OF SCARCE WATER RESOURCES.. Water, food, agriculture, sanitation and poverty are connected and should be addressed together for sustainable futures.. IFS SUPPORTS GRANTEES TO BRING THEIR RESEARCH RESULTS INTO PRACTICE.. It is vital to promote the individual agency of men and women scientists, early in their career in developing countries, to put their science into use.. IFS SUPPORTS RESEARCHERS IN THE DISSEMINATION OF THEIR RESEARCH RESULTS.. IFS dissemination support includes: Proposal Writing, Science Writing and Science Communication, and travel grants to share research results.. IFS SUPPORTS STAKEHOLDER PARTICIPATION IN RESEARCH.. The interlinked development challenges that face humanity increasingly require scientists to work with other professions and specialists.. Children are stakeholders also!.. " />.. IFS Blog.. 30th September 2014.. 40 years in the company of a remarkable scientist.. This autumn, Professor Dr Atta-ur-Rahman reaches the conclusion of his tenure as a Trustee (2007-14) and his active contribution to the governance of IFS.. As we contemplate an International Foundation for Science without the regular, kind and generous support we have enjoyed from Atta-ur-Rahman, we also reflect on the journey we have travelled in the last 40 years from 1974 until 2014.. Read more.. At the conclusion of a Trustee’s tenure we take the opportunity to celebrate the contribution made and, as a token of our appreciation, we present a stone carved in the runic alphabet which was used during ancient times in Scandinavia.. The runic inscription references the founding president of the International Foundation for Science, Sven Brohult, whom together with Abdus Salam, Roger Revelle and Robert Marshak signed the IFS Charter in May 1972.. This very stone will shortly be making its way to Karachi, as a tiny contribution to the many accolades that Atta-ur-Rahman has received in his on-going career.. Just two years after the IFS Charter was signed, and with a Ph.. D.. in organic chemistry from Cambridge University, Atta-ur-Rahman became the 139th person to receive an IFS research grant.. In those days it was possible to be awarded four IFS grants and Atta-ur-Rahman was awarded grants in 1976; 1977; 1979; 1980 for work in the field of natural products around the synthesis of reserpine analogues and indoloquinolizidines from harmaline and harmine.. Atta-ur-Rahman's work in this field had begun with his doctoral thesis on ’Synthetic Studies in the Indole Alkaloid Field’ under the supervision of Dr.. J.. Harley Mason.. Since then he has gone on to isolate and elucidate the structure of bioactive substances from medicinal plants as well as marine plants and animals continued throughout a long and distinguished research career.. Professor Atta-ur-Rahman is responcible for the discovery of several hundred new/novel natural products, many of which have exhibited exciting biological activities including anti-oxidant, anti-epileptic, anti-leishmania, anti-AIDS, immunomodulating, antiasthamatic, analgesic, nematicidal and anti-cancer activities.. Professor Atta-ur-Rahman’s contribution to science does not end with his research or his discoveries.. He was elected Fellow of the Royal Society, London.. He was awarded the UNESCO Science Prize (1999).. He has honorary doctorate degrees from many universities including from his own Cambridge University and Coventry University.. He is Honorary Life Fellow of Kings College, Cambridge and was most recently awarded the prestigious Friendship Award by China.. Prof.. Atta-ur-Rahman was Pakistan’s Federal Minister  ...   facilities, or championing of the availability of Massive Open Online Courses to colleagues in and beyond Pakistan through the integrated platform (.. www.. lej4learning.. com.. pk.. ).. Indeed, our own Approach 3 in the IFS 10-Year strategy owes its name ‘Contributing Innovation’ and much of its context to Professor Atta-ur-Rahman’s wise counsel and advice and his unceasing efforts to unleash the creative potential of young scientists.. Atta, all at IFS salute your huge contribution to the future of science, and look forward to working with you in the shared contexts in which we will find ourselves together again going forwards.. " class="nextarrow" />.. Blog archive.. 2 comments.. Comment on this.. Recent blog posts.. 4th June.. IFS responds to World Environment Day.. 6th May.. Gaining an Appreciation of What Already Exists.. Two of our many grantees.. Dr Charles Chepkwony.. Kenya.. No.. of IFS Grants: 1 (1995).. Current position:.. Researcher, Dept Chemistry, Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya.. Dr P.. N.. Solis.. Panama.. of IFS Grants: 2 (1986; 1998).. Current position:.. Researcher, Centro de Investigaciones Farmacognosticas de la Flora Panameña, Facultad de Farmacia, Universidad de Panamá, Panama.. Find out more about our grantees.. Latest News.. on science, technology the developing world.. Supplied by.. Calls for Applications.. September 2014.. Currently.. IFS HAS NO OPEN CALLS FOR APPLICATIONS.. The next call for.. Individual Research Applications.. is expected to open 1st November, 2014.. Please check back regularly for news about open calls.. IFS News.. 18th June 2014.. Sida Renews its Strong Financial Commitment to IFS.. This week Sida has extended its support to IFS through a new grant agreement.. IFS is uniquely qualified and experienced to help to build the capability and careers of young researchers, and to help to boost least developed scientific infrastructures.. 28th April 2014.. An enabling Scientific Equipment Policy in Africa.. IFS and AAS with MacArthur support have undertaken Country Studies and National Scientific Equipment Policy Workshops in Ethiopia, Ghana and Kenya, reviewing effectiveness of science equipment policies of key organisations and mapping the national and regional research and policy landscape.. 24th March 2014.. Value chains of neglected crops in Africa.. Neglected species (NUS) offer niche markets and incomes for farmers, better nutrition, and options for climate change adaptation.. In an IFS project funded by the EU, stakeholders in Africa will develop value chain upgrading of two promising crops, Bambara groundnut and amaranth.. This will also invo.. 19th February 2014.. IFS Alumni Association in Kenya launched.. At a meeting of IFS grantees, former grantees and advisers held at the ICIPE Duduville campus in Nairobi, Kenya on 13-14 February, the IFS Alumni Association of Kenya (IFSAAK) was officially launched, bringing the number of active IFS Alumni Associations now to six.. 13th February 2014.. IFS call for Individual Research Grant Applications attracts over 1200 applications.. IFS has again received a large response to our call for Individual Research Grant applications.. The call, which closed on January 31, attracted 1170 first grant applications along with 41 renewal grant applications and 16 revisions to previously submitted proposals.. Archived news items.. IFS Secretariat.. International Foundation for Science (IFS).. Karlavägen 108, 5th floor.. SE-115 26 Stockholm.. Sweden.. email:.. info@ifs.. se.. Telephone: +46 8 545 818 00.. Fax: +46 8 545 818 01.. IFS grants & support.. How to apply.. Sitemap.. Credits.. © IFS - International Foundation for Science 2011..

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