The authors offer detailed descriptions of the most important of these programs, such as the George Soros-funded International Science Foundation in the mid-1990s, which paved the way for much of what followed in its insistence on open competition and peer review; the European-funded International Association for the Promotion of Cooperation with Scientists from the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union (1993-2007); the International Science and Technology Center (1992 to the present), which began with a focus on military conversion and later shifted toward commercialization and technology transfer as the Russian government restored funding for defense research; and an array of private foundation-funded programs.
What does ISF stand for?
ISF stands for International Science Foundation
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- Integrated Support Facility
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- Integration Support Facility
- Integrative Strategies Forum
- Intelligence Support Facility
- Internal Security Forces (Lebanon)
- Internal Service Fund (various organizations)
- International School Frankfurt
- International Seed Federation (Switzerland)
- International Sepsis Forum
- International Shinto Foundation
- International Shipping Federation
- International Ski Federation
- International Snowboarding Federation
- International Society of Financiers, Inc.
- International Softball Federation
- International Song Festival
- Interscholastic Surfing Federation (Carlsbad, CA)
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In the early 1990s, working alongside philanthropist George Soros, he was Chief Operating Officer of the International Science Foundation, which dispersed emergency relief of over $100 million to former Soviet scientists.
For example, his International Science Foundation paid the salaries of some 35,000 scientists in the former Soviet Union, allowing them to keep working at a time of state cutbacks.