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Tuesday 19th March 2019

Africa-India Mobility Fund

Apply to the Africa-India Mobility Fund for up to $5,000 for collaboration and visits between healthcare researchers in India and Africa. Deadline: 19 Mar

Friday 22nd March 2019

Research fellowships

Marcus Garvey Foundation, US

These support doctoral candidates doing primary research in humanities and social sciences on topics related to Africa and the African diaspora. Grants are worth USD 500 each.
Maximum award: USD 500
Closing date: 22 Mar 19 (recurring)

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Sunday 24th March 2019

Advancing development goals international contest for graduate students

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, INT

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, INT
This supports master’s students’ innovative and pragmatic solutions to the challenges of global health. One prize of CHF 10,000, two prizes of CHF 5,000 and two prizes of 2,500 each are available.
Maximum award: CHF 10,000
Closing date: 24 Mar 19 (recurring)

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Sunday 31st March 2019

etwork on « School policies, schools and pupils in Africa from mid-19th C. to the end of the 1970s

We would like to set up a European research group on History of Education in Africa (19th-21st C.) through the AEGIS network. We believe that the History of Education brings a unique perspective to understand nation-buildings, imperialism, and the structuring of societies; and then the political, economical, social, and cultural dynamics of colonial
and post-colonial Africa. While outstanding researches do exist, we notice that the field of History of Education in Africa is not structured and lacks the stimulation of intensive scientific discussions. That is why we need to foster international collaborations.
The first step to organize this research network will be a workshop held in Paris in March-April 2019. The second step will be a structuring panel at the Edinburgh ECAS conference in 2019. 

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Sunday 31st March 2019

Anzisha Prize

Apply to the Anzisha Prize for young entrepreneurs with an established start up for mentorship and up to £100,000 prize. Deadline 31 Mar

Sunday 31st March 2019

Stephen Lawn TB-HIV research leadership prize

International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, INT
This recognises young researchers conducting work focused on reducing the disease burden of tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa. The prize includes £1,000 and a conference travel fellowship.
Maximum award: Not known
Closing date: 31 Mar 19 (recurring)

Further Information: Stephen Lawn TB-HIV research leadership prize

Monday 1st April 2019

Cambridge African Studies Postdoctoral Research Position

Environmental Politics, History and Justice in Africa

Department of Politics and International Studies
Salary: £26,243-£39,609
Reference: JB18034
Closing Date: 01 April 2019
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

We invite applications for a 3-year, fixed-term, full-time postdoctoral research associate to be part of the newly established Philomathia Africa Programme, with funding from the Isaac Newton Trust. The post holder will work under the supervision of Dr Adam Branch, Director of the Cambridge Centre of African Studies. The starting date is negotiable but will be no later than October 2019.

We are open to any specialty within the broad areas of environmental politics, environmental history, or environmental justice in Africa, reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of the Philomathia Africa Programme. We welcome candidates with expertise in politics, geography, history, anthropology, political ecology, sociology, African studies, development studies, or other relevant fields. The applicant should have a PhD submitted or nearly submitted at the time of application.

To apply online for this vacancy, please visit

Informal inquiries should be directed to Adam Branch by email, Interviews will be held in May 2019.

Monday 1st April 2019

Harvard South Africa Fellowship programme

Apply to the Harvard South Africa Fellowship programme for mid-career professionals to study for 1 year at Harvard,3GDF,RPN95,C0PR,1

Monday 8th April 2019

One health workforce – next generation

US Agency for International Development, US

The US Agency for International Development invites applications for its one health workforce – next generation call. This aims to empower the Southeast Asia One Health University Network and the One Health Central and Eastern Africa network and their member universities to develop and deliver sustainable training and programmes that equip current and future professionals with multi-sectoral skills and competencies to address health issues, including zoonotic and antimicrobial resistance threats. The objectives are:
•developing, delivering and institutionalising training and educational offerings in alignment with prioritised one health core competencies and technical skills;
•establishing systems, policies and procedures to assess and track multi-sectoral workforce placement, performance and impact.
US and non-US organisations may apply. Applicants are expected to collaborate closely with local and international partners. Consortia are encouraged.
One grant is available, worth USD 85 million over five years. The approximate contract start date is 30 September 2019. Applicants must fulfil a mandatory minimum cost share of 5 per cent of the total project costs.

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Tuesday 9th April 2019

MRC/DFID African research leader scheme

Medical Research Council, GB, Awards up to £750,000

The UK Medical Research Council and the UK Department for International Development announce a further call for proposals for the prestigious African Research Leader awards.

This MRC/DFID jointly funded scheme aims to strengthen research leadership across sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) by attracting and retaining exceptionally talented individuals who will lead high-quality programmes of research on key global health issues pertinent to SSA. The African Research Leader (ARL) should be supported by an enthusiastic local research environment and by a strong linkage with a UK partner.

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Wednesday 10th April 2019

Lupus Research: Funding Opportunities for Mid-Career Researchers

The Medical Research Foundation invites applications from UK researchers to support research into Lupus and Lupus-related conditions. Mid-career researchers who are seeking to make a transition to research independence may apply for up to £300,000 to support research over a three-year period. Deadline for submission: 12:00 Wednesday 10th April 2019.

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Monday 15th April 2019

African diaspora support to African universities programme – visiting fellowships

Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa, SN

The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa invites applications for its African diaspora support to African universities programme. This supports African scholars in the diaspora in spending time in an African university to undertake specific academic activities aimed at strengthening teaching and research in either the social sciences, humanities or higher education studies. The aim is to strengthen the linkages between African academics in the diaspora and their counterparts in African universities. Activities will include:
•short-term teaching engagements at African universities;
•initiating research activities and collaborations;
•organising the joint supervision of masters’ and doctoral students;
•facilitating the review and further development of curricula;
•sharing course materials and developing new programmes;
•organising workshops for PhD advisors, as well as summer schools for advanced doctoral and post-doctoral students and early career academics in African universities;
•undertaking other activities that would potentially contribute to strengthening the relationships and linkages between African academics in the diaspora and African universities.
African-born academics in the diaspora, especially in North America and Europe, may apply. African scholars based in countries other than their own within the African continent are also encouraged to apply. Applicants should get in touch with the prospective host university or department prior to applying to agree on details of the relevant activities.
Fellowships are worth up to USD 250 per day for visits between two weeks and three months and cover the upkeep of the fellow as well as the cost of a round-trip ticket from the fellows’ home institution to the host institution. Fellows are required to produce at least one journal article, preferably co-authored with a colleague from the hos

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Monday 13th May 2019

Africa food prize Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, KE

Maximum award: USD 100,000

This recognises an individual or institution whose contributions to African agriculture are forging a new era of sustainable food security and economic opportunity for all Africans. The prize is worth USD 100,000.

The Africa Food Prize is the preeminent award recognizing an outstanding individual or institution that is leading the effort to change the reality of farming in Africa—from a struggle to survive to a business that thrives.

The US $100,000 prize celebrates Africans who are taking control of Africa’s agriculture agenda. It puts a spotlight on bold initiatives and technical innovations that can be replicated across the continent to create a new era of food security and economic opportunity for all Africans.

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