Grant Program - Research and Similar Intellectual Activities
This type of assistance focuses on activities that increase South-South and North-South cooperation and enhance capacity-building, including human resource development, particularly in the LDCs. A heavy emphasis is placed on research topics and studies of particular relevance to poorer countries and on the advancement of science and technology. Human capital is enhanced through the sponsorship of seminars, training courses and workshops.
In 2015, US$1.6m was committed in research grants, mostly to sponsor conferences and similar events, but also to help fund a number of small-scale education and capacity-building schemes.