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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