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ISTC Facts Sheet


  • Contribute to the solution of national and international science and technology problems 
  • Reinforce the transition to market economies 
  • Support basic and applied research 
  • Promote integration of CIS scientists into global scientific community 

Brief History 

  • ISTC is an intergovernmental organization founded by the European Union, Japan, Russia and the United States in November 1992; operations began in March 1994. 
  • Total member countries in the ISTC: 36

Activities and Operations (as of December 2015)

  • 2,832 funded proposals, totaling $886,792,946
  • Over 76,000 scientists from the CIS have recieved grants from ISTC
  • $547.8M paid in research grants in total
  • The center publishes Annual Reports
  • In 2015, 26 projects in total were funded by ISTC Parties and partners 
  • Full range of supporting programs:

Travel support (Mobility); Responsible Science; Science Workshops and Seminars; Patenting Support Programms; Japan Workshops; Probiotic & Health TI, Promotion of Innovative Environments


  • Governing Board includes as permanent members: European Union, Japan, Republic of Kazakhstan and the United States 
  • ISTC Secretariat Headquarters in Astana; regional offices in Yerevan, Tbilisi, Bishkek and Dushanbe 

Support to Nonproliferation Regimes 

  • Disposal of Weapons-Grade Plutonium 
  • Destruction of Chemical Weapons 
  • Support to Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty 
  • Nuclear Material Control & Accounting 

Updated February 2017