Mission and function


CONICET’s mission is to foster and implement scientific and technological development in all the national territory and the different areas of knowledge.  * Decree 1661/96


To promote and finance scientific and technological research and the support activities aimed at the scientific and technological development of the national economy and the improvement of the quality of life considering the guidelines established by the national government.  

Foster exchange and scientific and technological cooperation within the country and abroad. 

Provide subsidies to research projects.

Grant internships and fellowships to train university graduates or conduct specific studies in the country or abroad.

Organize and finance institutes, laboratories and research centers located in universities and other public or private institutions under the scope of the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET). 

To manage the Careers of Scientific and Technological Researchers and Support Staff to Research and Development.

To establish awards, credits and other support actions for scientific research.

To advise public and private entities in their areas of work. 

*Decree 1661/96