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Dominican Republic: The fund for scientific research in the Dominican Republic increases to RD $ 338 million (US $5,827,586)


SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – The Minister of Higher Education, Science, and Technology, Franklin García Fermín, announced the provision of an additional 118 million pesos for the National Fund for Innovation and Scientific and Technological Development (FONDOCYT), bringing to 338 million pesos the resources for scientific research and technological development.

García Fermín indicated that to this budgetary contribution ordered by Luis Abinader will be added the amount of 30 million that will be disbursed to stimulate research in the social and humanistic sciences.

“With this extra allocation, it will be possible to deliver the first disbursement to the projects selected in the FONDOCYT 2020-2021 call, as well as those in the social and humanistic sciences,” said the minister during a press conference at the Mescyt conference room.

He pointed out that thanks to these resources, areas of knowledge that had not been promoted before have been taken into account.

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