CSTC is the main body for planning and decision-making in the field of cognitive science and technologies in Iran. The council provides financial support to public and private institutions, academicians and researchers who conduct research and contribute to the field.

CSTC supports activities in the field of cognitive science and technologies through a national grant program. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the field, we encourage researchers to pursue innovative studies that bridge different disciplines and develop new knowledge about the brain, mind and the biological basis of behaviors, mental functions, and the mechanisms underlying cognition. Some of the typical research areas in the field of cognitive science that researchers may pursue include decision-making, learning and memory, attention, vision, comprehension, production, & acquisition of language, and consciousness.

In addition, CSTC plans to collaborate with domestic and international institutions of higher education based on mutual interests to further promote innovative and applied research in the field.