ICSU announces the awardees of ICSU Grants Programme 2016-2019

We are delighted to report that the IUPAP-IUCr project “Utilisation of Light Source and Crystallographic Sciences to Facilitate the Enhancement of Knowledge and Improve the Economic and Social Conditions in Targeted Regions of the World” has been approved and funded under the 2016-2019 ICSU Grants Programme.

The IUPAP-IUCr proposal, prepared by Sekazi Mtingwa, Sandro Scandolo for IUPAP and Michele Zema for the IUCr, and supported by as many as 25 institutions (including UNESCO, ICSU-ROA, ICSU-ROLAC, ICTP, TWAS, IUMRS and several large-scale facilities), has received maximum grades on all of its aspects: relevance to the thematic topics; innovation; scientific quality; cost effectiveness; proposed participants. 

ICSU has awarded a total of three grants, each worth 300,000 euros across 3 years. These also include IMU/IUPAC “A Global Approach to the Gender Gap in Mathematical and Natural Sciences: How to Measure It, How to Reduce It?” and IUBS-INQUA “Trans-disciplinary Research Oriented Pedagogy for Improving Climate Studies and Understanding”.