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Monday 23rd July 2018

The Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation 2018/19

Open for Applications

The Africa Prize is open for applications from innovators with an engineering technology that addresses a key social or environmental challenge in sub-Saharan Africa.
16 shortlisted engineering innovators from across sub-Saharan Africa
Eight months of remote and in-person training and mentoring
Three residential training weeks (fully funded)
Communications support and professional photography
Pitch at St James’ Palace, London, in front of an influential audience
Four finalists, who share the £55,000 Prize
Women particularly encouraged to apply

More Info (raeng.org.uk)

Monday 30th July 2018

AIMS Small Research Grants in Climate Change Science

African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, ZA

This supports projects that are likely to make a tangible impact and that make substantive use of mathematical concepts to provide solutions to climate change issues in Africa. Grants are worth up to USD 10,000 for six to 12 months.

More Info (nexteinstein.org)

Tuesday 31st July 2018

Hideyo Noguchi africa prize- medical research

Cabinet Office of Japan, JP

This recognises individuals with achievements in the field of medical research who have combated infectious and other diseases in Africa. The prize includes JPY 100 million.

More Info (cao.go.jp)

Tuesday 31st July 2018

Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize- Medical Services

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, JP

This recognises medical services that combat infectious and other diseases in Africa, thus contributing to the health and welfare of the African people and of all humankind. The prize includes JPY 100 million.

More Info (cao.go.jp)

Tuesday 31st July 2018

TWAS-SN Bose Postgraduate Fellowship Programme

TWAS and the S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences in Kolkata, India have agreed to offer fellowships to young foreign scientists from developing countries who wish to pursue research towards a PhD in physical sciences.

05-Chemical Sciences
08-Mathematical Sciences
09-Physics

More Info (twas.org)

Tuesday 31st July 2018

Intimate partner violence initiative

Innovations for Poverty Actions, US

This supports researchers working on randomised evaluations to conduct research to help expand the evidence base on what works in reducing intimate partner violence in low income countries. Funding is worth up to USD 300,000.

More Info (poverty-action.org)

Wednesday 15th August 2018

Community-Led Strategies for Creative and Heritage-Based Interventions in Sub-Saharan Africa

Arts and Humanities Research Council, GB and other funders

The Arts and Humanities Research Council, under its Network Plus programme, in collaboration with the Antislavery Knowledge Network at the University of Liverpool, invites applications for its community-led strategies for creative and heritage-based interventions in Sub-Saharan Africa funding opportunity. This supports innovative approaches from the arts and humanities to address how slavery is a core development challenge in Sub-Saharan Africa. Projects should explore the ways in which participatory arts-based strategies, rooted in heritage and memory, can empower Global South communities to play a central role in tackling contemporary slavery.

More Info (ahrc.ukri.org)

Friday 31st August 2018

TWAS-DBT Postgraduate Fellowship Programme

The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) of the Ministry of Science and Technology in India, and TWAS have established a fellowship programme for foreign scholars from developing countries who wish to pursue research towards a PhD in biotechnology.

More Info (twas.org)

Friday 31st August 2018

TWAS-CSIR Postgraduate Fellowship Programme

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) of India and TWAS have established a number of fellowships for foreign scholars from developing countries who wish to pursue research toward a PhD in emerging areas of science and technology for which facilities are available in the laboratories and institutes of the CSIR.

01-Agricultural Sciences
02-Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
03-Biological Systems and Organisms
04-Medical and Health Sciences incl. Neurosciences
05-Chemical Sciences
06-Engineering Sciences
07-Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences
08-Mathematical Sciences
09-Physics

More Info (twas.org)

Friday 31st August 2018

TWAS-USM Postgraduate Fellowship Programme

For young scientists from developing countries (other than Malaysia) who wish to pursue studies towards a PhD degree in the natural sciences at the Universiti Sains Malaysia.

01-Agricultural Sciences
02-Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
03-Biological Systems and Organisms
04-Medical and Health Sciences incl. Neurosciences
05-Chemical Sciences
06-Engineering Sciences
07-Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences
08-Mathematical Sciences
09-Physics

More Info (twas.org)

Friday 31st August 2018

TWAS-ICCBS Postgraduate Fellowship Programme

The International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) — comprising the H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry and the Dr. Panjwani Centre for Molecular and Drug Research in Karachi, Pakistan — and TWAS offer fellowships to young scientists from developing countries (other than Pakistan) who wish to pursue research towards a PhD in chemical and biological sciences.

01-Agricultural Sciences
02-Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
03-Biological Systems and Organisms
04-Medical and Health Sciences incl. Neurosciences
05-Chemical Sciences

More Info (twas.org)

Tuesday 11th September 2018

Public Engagement - Small Grants

Wellcome Trust. GB

This fund enables individuals and organisations to use creative approaches in engaging the public with health research.

Applicants can apply from UK, Republic of Ireland, Low- and middle-income countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and East Asia and Pacific.

Level of funding: £25,000 to £3 million
Duration of funding:Up to 3 years

More Info (ellcome.ac.uk)

Wednesday 12th September 2018

Developing innovative veterinary solutions for the fight against antimicrobial resistance

International Development Research Centre, INT

The Canadian institutes of Health Research, in partnership with the UK government’s Global AMR Innovation Fund, invites proposals for its call on developing innovative veterinary solutions for the fight against antimicrobial resistance. This supports research that will develop innovative veterinary solutions focused on product development to reduce therapeutic, and prevent non-therapeutic, antimicrobial use by farmers in developing countries, while still protecting animal health and welfare. Research will be expected to address and understand the local contexts and realities that drive antibiotic use patterns on farms in developing countries.

At least one of the administering institutions should be based in a low or middle-income country and the research team must include at least one researcher from an institution based in a LMIC as principle investigator or co-applicant. Applicants from academia, private and public sector organisations with a strong research focus are eligible to apply.

The total budget is worth CAD 22 million. Up to 10 grants are available, each worth between CAD 1m to CAD 3m for up to 33 months.

More Info (idrc.ca)

Thursday 27th September 2018

Higher Education Partnerships in sub-Saharan Africa (HEPSSA)

Established by the Royal Academy of Engineering

The Higher Education Partnerships in sub-Saharan Africa Programme (HEPSSA) – supported by the Anglo American Group Foundation and the UK Government through the Global Challenges Research Fund – was established by the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2016, following the successful pilot scheme, Enriching Engineering Education Programme.

By forming and strengthening relationships between academia and industry, the programme aims to ensure that the higher education system in sub-Saharan Africa produces engineers with the skills and knowledge required to meet the needs of industry, tackle local challenges, address the engineering skills shortage in sub-Saharan Africa, and to showcase engineering’s role in driving economic development in the region.

To maximise the impact of this collaboration, the programme is implemented through a ‘hub and spoke’ model. The Hub universities are funded to undertake bilateral secondments with local industry partners, and in turn, share their experiences with a larger number of Spoke universities through a series of knowledge sharing workshops and reports.

More Info (raeng.org.uk)

Wednesday 3rd October 2018

Human Heredity and Health in Africa consortium biorepository (U24 clinical trial not allowed)

NIH: National Human Genome Research Institute, US

The National Human Genome Research Institute, on behalf of the National Institutes of Health, invites applications for its Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa) consortium biorepository (U24 clinical trial not allowed) funding opportunity. This supports cooperative agreements to further develop and sustain up to three H3Africa biorepositories by building on existing infrastructure. The biorepositories will maintain state-of-the-art methods and technologies for DNA collection, processing, quality control, handling, management and storage needed for specimen collection and dissemination in Africa.

US and foreign for-profit and non-profit organisations and public and private organisations may apply.

The total budget is USD 6.9 million to fund three awards. Grants are worth up to USD 1m per year for a maximum period of three years.

More Info (grants.nih.gov)

Tuesday 16th October 2018

Horizon 2020 societal challenges

(Planned opening for applications 16/10/18 with applications deadline 23 January 2019)

Proposals shall assess and deliver better nutrition performance of African farming systems, strengthening the agro-biodiversity (and integrated aquaculture systems) and food diversity. They shall address innovative approaches in local food systems while covering technological, food safety, social and gender issues, and address sustainable postharvest technologies, including bio-based packaging, to reduce food waste along the post-harvest/consumer chain and plastic littering. Empowerment of small farmers (including aquafarmers) and processors benefitting rural areas leading to diversity of diets and improving food identity is essential. Food supply chains (conventional and organic) for both local urban markets and high value global markets shall be targeted. Proposals need to ensure the commitment and participation of a variety of partners established in the EU and in Africa, and shall establish relevant links with other projects involved in the EU-Africa Research and Innovation Partnership on Food and Nutrition Security & Sustainable Agriculture (FNSSA). Proposals should include a task to cluster with other projects involved in the EU-Africa R&I Partnership on FNSSA and with the cooperation platform established under SFS-32-2017.

More Info (ec.europa.eu)

Wednesday 24th October 2018

USAID/DRC funded Environment Partnerships Program (DRC EPP) Agency for International Development Democratic Republic of the Congo USAID-Kinshasa

US Agency for International Development, US

This supports collaborations that tackle development challenges using an approach that can be replicated and sustained, leading to measurable improvements in development outcomes. Multiple awards are available for projects worth up to USD 100 million at 50 per cent of eligible project costs.

Maximum award: USD 50,000,000

More Info (grants.gov)