The Government of Bangladesh, appreciating the role of science and technology in the national
development of this very highly populated country have decided to promote research and are offering
funds through various agenicies including through the Ministry of Education for the last 7/8 years.
Heavily publicized jute genome sequencing is one of the projects the Government have generously funded
to put the country in the map of the state of the art technology, and for extracting benefit of the
technology for the development of the national economy. The Ministry of Education is keen to facilitiate
creation of intellectual capital that can address todays issues, improve the quality of life, and
provide an engine for economic growth by facilitating research and development across the country.
Researchers and faculty members of research organizations and institutions of higher learning are
invited to submit focussed project proposals leading to solution of important national and regional
problems. The proposals will be evaluated by experts in the fields, and befitting funding will be made
available based upon the potential of the proposal and the credential of researchers/investigators
submitting the proposal.