Funding and Career Development
Tuesday 22nd August 2017
Challenging intellectual property barriers that prevent access to treatment for people living with HIV
The AIDS Foundation invites proposals for its call on challenging intellectual property barriers that prevent access to treatment for people living with HIV. This supports projects that challenge intellectual property barriers that prevent access to treatment for people living with HIV in Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Myanmar, Vietnam and Ukraine.
Friday 1st September 2017
The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa invites abstracts for its travel grants for its 2017 social policy in Africa conference. These provide support for individuals presenting papers at the conference, to be held from 20 until 22 November 2017 at the University of South Africa in the City of Tshwane, South Africa.
Tuesday 5th September 2017
EDCTP is launching 11 calls for proposals in 2017 to support clinical research and capacity building in sub-Saharan Africa. These calls represent a total investment of more than € 156.5M to tackle poverty-related diseases (PRDs), including neglected one. There are various deadlines for stage 1 letters of intent and then stage 2 full proposal for each call.
Tuesday 5th September 2017
€30 million call
The purpose of this call is to provide funding for the clinical evaluation and development of new and innovative drug candidates for HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, diarrhoeal infections or lower respiratory infections, including co-infections.
Proposals should include at least one clinical trial (phase I-III) in sub-Saharan Africa to evaluate the safety, dosage, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and/or efficacy of a new candidate drug product. The candidate drug should consist of active substance(s) or biologicals that have not previously been authorised anywhere in a medicinal product.
Thursday 14th September 2017
The UK Department for International Development (DFID), the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) the UK Medical Research Council (MRC), and the Wellcome Trust are pleased to announce the launch of the eighth call for proposals under this initiative to fund global health trials.DFID, MRC, NIHR and the Wellcome Trust will make up to £20 million available for the eighth call to be launched under the joint global health trials partnership.
The purpose of this scheme is to provide funding for the best proposals to generate new knowledge about interventions that will contribute to the improvement of health in low and middle income countries.
The scheme will give priority to proposals that are likely to produce implementable results and that are designed to address the major causes of mortality or morbidity in low and middle income countries. For call 8, the joint funders would like to stress that applications must engage with the potential of research for future implementation and impact for policy. Stakeholders, such as policy makers, should be engaged throughout the research process in order to ensure trial results are implementable, scalable and in line with policy needs.
Thursday 14th September 2017
The UK Department for International Development (DFID), the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) the UK Medical Research Council (MRC), and the Wellcome Trust are pleased to announce the launch of the eighth call for proposals under this initiative to fund global health trials.
Saturday 30th September 2017
A global non-profit organisation promoting the responsible use of plant nutrients like phosphates and nitrogen is calling for nominations for its annual science prize. The International Plant Nutrition Institute Science Award recognises scientists for their work in the ecological intensification of crop production. IPNI members are big players in the plant nutrient industry and fertiliser associations.
The winner will receive US$5,000. Crop scientists, agronomists and soil or food scientists anywhere in the world can be nominated.
All nominations must be in English and must be submitted by 30 September. At least three nominations are needed to be eligible.
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Wednesday 4th October 2017
The course will be held at the Biosciences eastern and central Africa-International Livestock Research Institute hub from 4 to 13 October.
Twenty places are available. However, only a small number will be given financial support to attend.
Applicants who can fully or partly pay for their attendance will be given preference, as will women.
Online applications should be sent by 20 August. Those selected will be notified by 27 August.
Friday 13th October 2017
The purpose of this call is to accelerate the adaption and/or optimisation of treatment and prevention products (excluding vaccines) for PRDs in sub-Saharan Africa for use in pregnant women, newborns and/or children. This call is restricted to the following diseases: HIV, malaria, tuberculosis, diarrhoeal diseases and lower respiratory infections.
Proposals should focus on adaption of existing medicines, including off-patent products, to the specific needs of pregnant women, newborns and/or children. Proposals should typically include one (or more) clinical trials conducted in sub-Saharan Africa to assess the pharmacokinetics, efficacy and safety, and/or the development of age-appropriate formulations.
Monday 23rd October 2017
The Royal Academy of Engineering, via the Global Challenges Research Fund, invites applications for its Africa catalyst – capacity building of professional engineering institutes. This aims to strengthen professional engineering bodies in sub-Saharan Africa so that they can effectively promote the profession, share best practice and increase local engineering capacity to help drive development.
Applicants must be non-profit professional engineering institutions or HEIs based in sub-Saharan Africa.
The following grants are available to fund catalyst projects:
- two small grants worth between £30,000 and £70,000 over one year;
- two medium grants worth between £80,000 and £160,000 over two years;
- two large grants worth up to £300,000 over three years.
Friday 3rd November 2017
6-8 grants up to €500,00
The purpose of this call is to provide funding to actions that aim to support capacity development of potential African research leaders using the train-the-trainer model and to mentor junior researchers with emphasis on hands-on research training linked to clinical trials activities conducted in sub-Saharan Africa.
Tuesday 21st November 2017
Career Development Fellowships to support junior to mid-career researchers to train and develop their clinical research skills
17-19 fellowships up to €150,000
The purpose of this Call for Proposals is to provide funding to actions that aim to support junior to mid-career researchers (‘fellows’) to train and develop their clinical research sk
Thursday 23rd November 2017
Call for papers - Department of Economics and International Business
Interdisciplinary Collaborative Research with special relevance to Developing Countries/Africa
Venue: Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
The Department of Economics and International Business (EIB) of Lord Ashcroft International Business School, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, will be hosting a mini conference in Cambridge, United Kingdom from 23rd to 24th November 2017. We wish to take this opportunity to invite you to submit an abstract or research idea/paper for presentation and discussion at the conference. The emphasis of the conference will be on high-quality, theoretical and/or applied research topics focusing on issues relevant to emerging trends in Economics, International Business, Finance and development which have special relevance to developing countries and/or Africa’s development. The conference will focus (not exclusively) on the following:
Property economics and finance, Emerging Stock Markets Research, Microfinance, Construction Economics, Development Economics, Agricultural Finance. Export Finance, Insurance Finance in Africa, Growth of Mobile Banking in Africa, Institutional and Labour Economics, Emerging Banking Research, Accounting and Regulatory Issues in Africa, SME Finance, FDI and Portfolio Investment in Africa, Financial Risk Management in Emerging Markets, Financial Inclusion, Credit Risk Analysis, Retail banking in Africa, Other areas of Development, Finance and Economics
DEADLINES: Submission of abstracts/ideas – 30th September 2017
All abstracts, research ideas and questions to be addressed to
Dr Noah Karley,
Senior Lecturer in Economics,
Saturday 30th June 2018
Call for applicants
The Biosciences eastern and central Africa - International Livestock Research Institute (BecA-ILRI) Hub, located in Nairobi, Kenya, is a shared agricultural research and biosciences platform that exists to increase access for African researchers to affordable, world-class research facilities. The mission of the BecA-ILRI Hub is “Mobilizing Bioscience for Africa’s Development” by providing a centre for excellence in agricultural biosciences, which enables research, capacity building and product incubation, conducted by scientists in Africa and for Africa, and empowers African institutions to harness innovations for regional impact.
The purpose of the ABCF fellowship program is to develop capacity for agricultural biosciences research in Africa, to support research for development projects that ultimately contribute towards increasing food and nutritional security and/or food safety in Africa, and to facilitate access to the BecA-ILRI Hub facilities by African researchers (and their partners). We seek applicants with innovative ideas for short to medium term research projects (up to 12 months) aligned with national, regional or continental agricultural development priorities that can be undertaken at the BecA-ILRI Hub.
The call mainly targets nationals of BecA focus countries (Burundi, Cameroon, Central Africa Republic, Congo Brazzaville, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda). Under special partnership and collaboration arrangements, applicants from other African countries are considered for the fellowship. The applicant MUST be a researcher employed within NARS or with strong affiliation. Currently engaged in research in food and nutritional security or food safety in Africa, or in a research area with relevance to agriculture in Africa.