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Friday 29ᵗʰ November 2019

Centre for Sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods, GB

Maximum award: £6,500

This supports visiting research fellowships between the UK and countries eligible for official development assistance for fieldwork and research outputs that expand theoretical and empirical understanding of urban, health and education challenges in fast growing cities in developing countries. Grants are worth up to £6,500 each.

Sunday 1ˢᵗ December 2019

Woodson predoctoral fellowship in African or African diaspora studies

University of Virginia, US

This supports research on Africa or the African diaspora. The fellowship is worth USD 24,000 per year for two years and also covers health insurance.

Maximum award: USD 48,000
Closing date: 01 Dec 19 (recurring)

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Thursday 5ᵗʰ December 2019

Women techmakers scholars programme – Europe, the Middle East and Africa Google, US

Maximum award 7000 Euros

This supports women pursuing studies in computing and technology programmes and encourages them to become active role models and leaders in the field. Scholarships are worth €7,000 each.

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Monday 9ᵗʰ December 2019

Visiting fellowship programme at the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance – regional political economy Princeton University, US

This supports research on the regional political economy of the Middle East, East, South or Southeast Asia, Africa and Latin America at the Niehaus Center. The fellowship is tenable for 10 months and includes salary, Princeton University benefits, a moving allowance, and a research fund worth USD 5,000.

Tuesday 10ᵗʰ December 2019

Heart, lung and blood co-morbidities implementation models in people living with HIV (UG3/UH3 clinical trial optional) NIH: National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, US

Maximum award: USD 3,450,000

This supports late-stage implementation research strategies to optimally and sustainably deliver proven-effective prevention and treatment interventions for heart, lung, blood and sleep comorbid diseases and disorders in people living with HIV in low- and middle-income countries. Grants are worth up to USD 690,000 each per year for a maximum period of five years.

Friday 13ᵗʰ December 2019

Research on scaling the impact of educational innovations

International Development Research Centre, INT

This supports projects that build knowledge and capacity related to scaling the impact of educational innovations in Global Partnership for Education member countries. The budget is CAD 3.5 million. Projects may last up to 42 months.


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Monday 6ᵗʰ January 2020

Partnership for Skills in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, KE

Maximum award: USD 90,000

These enable faculty members engaged in PhD training at selected African universities to advance their research and help their PhD students to generate research results with the potential for commercialisation. Awards are worth up to USD 90,000 each for three years.

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Wednesday 8ᵗʰ January 2020

Agri-tech catalyst – agricultural and food systems innovation round 9 Innovate UK, GB

This supports projects working on agri-tech and food chain innovations with partners in eligible African countries. The total budget is worth £5 million to support early-stage feasibility studies, mid-stage industrial research and late-stage experimental development.

Wednesday 15ᵗʰ January 2020

Exploration grant – uncovering human origins in Asia and Africa National Geographic Society, US

Up to $50,000

This encourages further investigation of hominid evolution in Africa and Asia, with preference given to projects in relatively unexplored parts of those continents. Applicants may request up to USD 50,000.

Wednesday 22ⁿᵈ January 2020

H2020-SFS-2020 sustainable food security, two stage – topics CE-SFS 36, LC-SFS 22, SFS 1, 2, 5, 10, 13, 21, 30, 35, 40

This supports projects that aim to deliver healthy food, increase resource efficiency of food systems, understand the impact of climate change on agriculture or reduce greenhouse gas emissions from food production. Grants are worth up to €10 million each.

Maximum award: €10,000,000
Closing date: 22 Jan 20

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Saturday 1ˢᵗ February 2020

Prince Bernhard Nature Fund | Prins Bernhard Natuurfonds, NL

Project grants

These support projects that aim to help save critically endangered flora and fauna in developing countries, with a special focus on the tropical and subtropical regions of Africa, Asia and Latin America. Grants are worth up to €20,000 each.

Maximum award: €20,000
Closing date: 01 Feb 20 (recurring)

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Thursday 26ᵗʰ March 2020

H2020-LC-SC3-2020 building a low-carbon, climate resilient future, single stage – topics JA 5, RES 10

Horizon 2020: Societal Challenges, EU

This supports projects that focus on research, demonstration, innovation and market-uptake actions across different low-carbon energy sectors such as renewable energy, smart energy systems, energy efficiency and carbon capture utilisation and storage. Each successful proposal is expected to receive between €8 million and €15m.

Maximum award: €15,000,000
Closing date: 26 Mar 20

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Tuesday 7ᵗʰ April 2020

Vaccines against Lassa virus diseases

European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership, NL

This supports clinical research activities contributing to the development of Lassa candidate vaccines. The budget is €40 million. One or two grants are expected to be awarded.

Maximum award: Not known
Closing date: 07 Apr 20

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Wednesday 22ⁿᵈ April 2020

H2020-SC1-DTH-2020 digital transformation in health and care – topics DTH 2, 4, 6, 14, HCC 8-9

Horizon 2020: Societal Challenges, EU

This supports projects that manage health and wellbeing while empowering the participation of citizens and facilitating the transformation of health and care services to more digitised, person-centred and community-based care models. Each successful proposal is expected to receive between €1.5 million and €8m.

Maximum award: €8,000,000
Closing date: 22 Apr 20

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