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International Foundations Promoting Science and Research


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European Science Foundation
The European Science Foundation is committed to promoting high quality science at a European level. It is the European association of national organisations responsible for the support of scientific research.
The European Science Foundation promotes high quality science at a European level. It acts as a catalyst for the development of science by bringing together leading scientists and funding agencies to debate, plan and implement pan-European initiatives.

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German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development
In accordance with the goals and objectives established by its Board of Governors, the Foundation supports cooperative research projects of mutual interest to the Federal Republic of Germany and the State of Israel. The projects shall concern science and technology for peaceful purposes only. Both basic and applied research projects in all areas will be considered equally with no predetermined quotas.


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Japan Foundation
The Japan Foundation was the first specialist organization for international cultural exchange in Japan, and it carries out a broad variety of cultural-exchange programs with personnel exchange as their basic premise, ranging from such academic pursuits as Japanese studies and Japanese-language education to the arts, publication, audio-visual media, sports, and general life culture.

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Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), a partly state-run organization controlled by the Japanese Ministry of Education, plays a pivotal role in the administration of programmes supporting science and research.


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The National Science Foundation (USA)

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense;" With an annual budget of about $5.5 billion, we are the funding source for approximately 20 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by Americas colleges and universities. In many fields such as mathematics, computer science and the social sciences, NSF is the major source of federal backing.

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