In the fifth edition of selecting Iran scientific elites (2020), Tarbiat Modares University with 8 scientific elites and gaining 6,175 scientific credits was selected as the second university with scientific elites in the country.
In the fifth round of the country's scientific elites selection, which was held in May 2020, 8 TMU faculty members: Dr. Ali Morsali (scientific credit 2999), Dr. Mirfazlollah Mousavi (scientific credit 2155), Dr. Yadollah Yamini (scientific credit 308), Dr. Gholamreza Mousavi (Scientific Credit 223), Dr. Alireza Mahjoub (Scientific Credit 177), Dr. Nader Alizadeh (Scientific Credit 124), Dr. Seyedeh Zahra Batahi (Scientific Credit 114) and Dr. Reza Hassan Sajedi (Scientific Credit 75) were included in the list of 100 scientific elites of the country. Tarbiat Modares University also won second place with 8 scientific elites and 6175 scientific credits.
The Iranian Vice Presidency for Science and Technology has established the Federation of Scientific Elites to offer facilities to the scientific society, the faculty members and the top researchers for promoting science at the national and international level. The Iranian Science Elites Federation was established in 2015 with the efforts of Iranian Vice Presidency for Science and Technology. The program intends to identify researchers with strong scientific background and provide special supports to their research. The objective is to strengthen international scientific collaborations with reputable scholars which provide the opportunity for researchers to use the infrastructure and facilities of global outstanding scientific centers.
The support received by scientific elites is in the form of individual scholarships, grant for laboratory services, and grant for postdoctoral researcher employment. The Vice-Presidency has predicted diverse supportive packages to support the scientific elites. Criticism research, strategic technologies laboratory network grants, support for attendance at accredited international congresses, and post-doctoral research attraction support are among the supportive packages considered to develop research and technology by elites in the country.