International Science Programme (ISP)

What we do

Through the core program, ISP assists low income countries to build and strengthen their domestic research capacity and postgraduate education in the basic sciences – chemistry, mathematics and physics.

ISP is also engaged in the Swedish coordination of a number of bilateral programs, as well as in other collaborations, through special agreements.

Core program

The core program at ISP consists of three sub-programs within physical, chemical and matematical sciences. The collaborations within each sub-program are mainly of two types. Collaboration with a research group at a university department or collaboration with a network of research groups at different departments, typically in different countries in a region. In some cases the networks are national or interregional. Each of the three sub-programs has a reference group, that assists ISP in the scientific evaluations of the proposals and acts as an advisory committee in scientific matters.

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Minor Field Studies

Through Minor Field Study (MFS) stipends, students are offered the opportunity to work with ISP supported research groups around the world.

More about MFS