RedirectionThrough Innovation,
Science and Job Creation



• Provide Russian and CIS former weapons scientists, particularly those with knowledge and skills related to weapons of mass destruction and their delivery systems, opportunities to redirect their talents to peaceful activities
• Contribute to solving national and global technological problems
• Support basic and applied research
• Support the transition to market-based economies
• Encourage the integration of Russian and CIS former weapons scientists into the international scientific community

Engaging Scientific Communities Globally

The principle activity through which the ISTC meets these objectives is through the management of science R&D projects. Institutes throughout Russia and the CIS coordinate project proposals with the Moscow-based ISTC Secretariat for review and funding.

Project participants and institutes receiving ISTC funding benefit from the Center's supporting programs such as travel grants, workshops, seminars, international conferences, and commercialization support.