Iran National Science Foundation
The urge to support researchers and scientists has always been of prime importance to Iran's policy makers. This purpose had been served for many years by the Scientific Research Council led by the first Vice President. In 2003, Iran National Science Foundation (INSF) was founded with the approval of the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution, as a governmental non-profit organization.
For more than a decade, INSF has taken concerted actions to provide support to researchers and scientists, and today we work closely with more than 35.000 faculty members from numerous universities and research institutes across the country. INSF mainly focuses on, inter alia, supporting research projects, post-doctoral programs, international patent application, research chairs, research grants, awards, and development of innovation centers.
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