National Scientific and Technical Research Council

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Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
Established 1958
Location Buenos Aires, Argentina
Budget 2011 US$400 million[1]
Address Sarmiento 440
Buenos Aires

Argentina

Website http://www.conicet.gov.ar/

The National Scientific and Technical Research Council (Spanish: Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas, CONICET) is an Argentine government agency which directs and co-ordinates most of the scientific and technical research done in universities and institutes.

It was established on 5 February 1958 by a decree of the national government. Its first director was Medicine Nobel Prize Bernardo A. Houssay.

Governed by a board independent from the federal government, it funds scientific research in three basic ways. Firstly, it gives grants for collective work to research teams of well-recognized scientists of every discipline, including social sciences and the humanities. Secondly, it has a roll of 6,500 researchers and 2,500 technicians as employees in different categories, from investigador asistente (assistant researcher) to investigador principal (main researcher). Thirdly, it grants scholarships for doctoral and post-doctoral studies to 8,500 young researchers from Argentina and other countries.

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  1. ^ Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (Spanish)

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