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  • 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

Annual Reports

Annual Reports

The electronic version of the 2016 Annual Report and2016 Audited Financial Reportis available by downloading the pdf file from this website

Featured Project

Featured Project

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