Capacity Building
Research Project Support Program

VIM Foundation is supporting small-scale research projects, to develop and promote scientific and technical knowledge in the field of environmental medicine, ecology and/or chemistry for industrial, agricultural, research, medical and pharmaceutical uses.

The foundation provides funding to a limited number of scientific and technological research projects in Iraqi Kurdistan or research directly benefiting that region. The projects can be either directly or jointly with co-funding institutions.


  • Support research in the areas of direct relevance to the implementation of the vision VIM Foundation in prioritizing a sustainable development, by rising awareness and/or innovation of environmentally friendly products.
  • Support the capacity of institutions and foster cooperation of institutions in the Iraqi Kurdistan with the international institutions for applications of chemistry, medicine and of other sciences, where such have a direct relevance to the Kurdistan region.
  • Support international institutions in research projects that would benefit innovation and creativity in the field of environment, public health (mental or physical),  where such have a direct relevance to the Kurdistan region.


Funding for approved projects will be provided in the form of grants to institutions hosting the research projects.

Grants may be provided exclusively by the VIM Foundation (for directly funded projects) or jointly by the VIM Foundation and a co-funding organization (for indirectly funded projects).

The provision of grants is based on the formal arrangement concluded between the VIM Foundation and the concerned institution (hosting research or co-funding).

Please submit your project to this email: [email protected]

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