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Tuesday 16th July 2019

Call for research to improve adolescent health in low and middle income countries MRC

Pre-call announcement. call 2019 for outline proposals with call to be launched on 29 May 2019.

This call aims to fund world-class and cutting edge applied research that addresses the health needs of adolescent populations in LMICs. It is currently expected that at least £4 million will be made available for this call.

This call will be open to and particularly encourage applications from principal investigators (PI) based at organisations in LMICs as well as from eligible research organisations based in the UK.

There will be a two-stage application process, initially inviting researchers to submit outline proposals to be considered by a review panel. The call for outline proposals will open on 29 May 2019 when specific guidance will be provided. Outline proposals must be submitted via the Je-S System by the call deadline: 16:00 GMT+1 Tuesday 16 July 2019.

More Info (mrc.ukri.org)

Monday 22nd July 2019

Call for Applications – PASET RSIF PhD scholarships

The PASET Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund (RSIF) is offering up to 45 PhD scholarships at one of ten RSIF African Host Universities in the following thematic areas: ICTs (including big data and artificial intelligence); Food security and agribusiness; Minerals, mining and materials engineering; Energy (including renewables), and Climate change.

Deadline for Applications: 22 July 2019 at 5:00pm (GMT)

For more information visit: http://www.icipe.org/content/rsif-phd-scholarships

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Wednesday 31st July 2019

Antislavery knowledge network – GCRF network plus phase 2

Arts and Humanities Research Council, GB

This supports innovative approaches from the arts and humanities to address how slavery is a core development challenge in Sub-Saharan Africa. Grants are worth between £5,000 and £30,000 each for six to 12 months.


Maximum award: £30,000
Closing date: 31 Jul 19

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Tuesday 6th August 2019

Higher education partnerships in sub-Saharan Africa programme

Royal Academy of Engineering, GB

This 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. Grants are worth up to £200,000 for up to two years.


Maximum award: £200,000
Closing date: 06 Aug 19

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Tuesday 13th August 2019

Exploring human host-microbiome interactions in health and disease conference bursaries

Wellcome Trust, GB

These enable PhD students to attend a conference highlighting the mechanisms of communication between the microbiome and the host, to be held in October 2019 at the Wellcome Genome Campus, UK. Bursaries cover up to 50 per cent of the standard registration fee.


Maximum award: Not known
Closing date: 13 Aug 19

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Friday 30th August 2019

Social Policy in Africa conference travel grants

Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa, SN
These provide support for individuals presenting papers at the Social Policy in Africa conference, to be held from 25 until 27 November 2019 at the University of South Africa in Tshwane. A limited number of grants are available.


Maximum award: Not known
Closing date: 30 Aug 19 (recurring)

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Saturday 7th September 2019

Dissemination and implementation research in health (R01 clinical trial optional): AIDS-related

NIH: National Cancer Institute, US

This supports innovative AIDS-related approaches that aim to identify and develop strategies to disseminate and implement evidence-based practices into public health, clinical practice, and community settings. Application budgets are not limited. The maximum project period is five years.


Maximum award: Not known
Closing date: 07 Sep 19 (recurring)

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Saturday 7th September 2019

Dissemination and implementation research in health (R21 clinical trial optional): AIDS-related

NIH: National Cancer Institute, US

This supports AIDS-related innovative approaches to identifying and developing strategies to disseminate and implement evidence-based practices into public public health, clinical practice and community settings. Grants are worth up to USD 275,000 each for two years.


Maximum award: USD 275,000
Closing date: 07 Sep 19 (recurring)

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Wednesday 18th September 2019

COMING SOON: BBSRC-NERC Global Challenges Research Fund sustainable enhancement of agriculture and aquaculture production translation call

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, GB

This opportunity will be available soon. The next call is expected to open on 9 July and close on 18 September 2019. The following information is subject to change. This call supports the translation of research to address challenges related to the sustainable enhancement of agriculture and aquaculture in low and middle income countries. The total budget is worth up to £3.4 million to fund between 12 and 16 projects.


Maximum award: Not known
Closing date: 18 Sep 19

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Thursday 10th October 2019

Paediatric drug formulations for poverty-related diseases

European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership, NL

This supports the development or adaptation of drugs, including off-patent products, to the specific needs of children aged up to 17 years. The budget is €18 million.


Maximum award: Not known
Closing date: 10 Oct 19 (recurring)

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Thursday 10th October 2019

Strategic actions on product-related implementation research

European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership, NL

This supports strategic actions to translate medical interventions of proven efficacy into routine care. The total budget is €20 million to fund four to seven grants at 100 per cent eligible costs.


Maximum award: Not known
Closing date: 10 Oct 19

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Thursday 7th November 2019

New drugs and vaccines for priority pathogens in antimicrobial resistance

European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership, NL

This supports clinical trials to be conducted in sub-Saharan Africa, aiming to develop new or improved medicinal products or combinations thereof against pathogens, specifically Campylobacter, Salmonella, Streptococcus pneumoniae, and Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The total budget is €18 million to fund two to four grants.

Maximum award: Not known
Closing date: 07 Nov 19

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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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