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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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Wednesday 18th September 2019

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

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, GB

This supports the translation of BBSRC or NERC funded research into practical application to address current food security development and environmental challenges related to sustainable enhancement of food production in sub-Saharan Africa, southern Asia or south-eastern Asia. A total of 12 to 16 projects with costs of up to £250,000 each over 22 months may be supported at 80 per cent of full economic costs.

Maximum award: £200,000
Closing date: 18 Sep 19

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Sunday 22nd September 2019

IYLC Africa

The IYLC Africa - The International Youth Leadership Conference held in Cape Town, South Africa from September 22nd - 27th 2019

We are searching for outstanding students who demonstrate a commitment to youth leadership, academic and professional excellence and community involvement.

The IYLC Africa is a week-long youth forum aimed at achieving mutual understanding between participants from around the world. Giving them an opportunity to test their leadership skills, strengthen their cultural awareness, deliver speeches, and realize through experience the complexities of the world we live in.

An ideal opportunity for political or business inclined people who wish to face challenges that will push their abilities to the next level.

For further information (including application forms for individuals and groups) please visit our website: www.iylc.com/africa/
www.iylc.com/downloads/Course_Description.pdf

You may also wish to consider our other conferences; The IYLC Prague, The IYLC Dubai and The IYLC Malaysia. (The IYLC Prague is happening this month, but we will be holding it again in January 2020)

12th IYLC Dubai (November 16th - 21st 2019)
www.iylc.com/dubai/

6th IYLC Malaysia (April 19th -24th 2020)
www.iylc.com/malaysia/

37th IYLC Prague (July 21st - 26th 2019)
www.iylc.com/prague/

Thursday 26th September 2019

Mediterranean programme call

IMÉRA, FR

This supports interdisciplinary research on the Mediterranean, particularly Islam in the Mediterranean, the Mediterranean way of life and the Mediterranean in the future. Funding is worth up to €3,000 per month for five or 10 months.


Maximum award: €30,000
Closing date: 26 Sep 19 (recurring)

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Monday 30th September 2019

Initiative knowledge for development

Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT), PT

This supports collaborative research projects that will develop initiatives that can have a meaningful impact in consolidate research capacity in Africa. Grants are worth up to €25,000 each over up to 36 months.

Maximum award: €25,000
Closing date: 30 Sep 19

Tuesday 1st October 2019

Strengthening education systems with proven innovations in developing contexts

International Development Research Centre, INT

This supports multi-region, multi-country projects aiming to develop, test and apply ways to scale innovations that address key education issues. Grants are worth between CAD 1 million and CAD 2m each.


Maximum award: CAD 2,000,000
Closing date: 01 Oct 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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Wednesday 20th November 2019

African Humanities Programme – postdoctoral fellowships

American Council of Learned Societies, US

These support research in the humanities in Africa through fellowship competitions and related activities in Ghana, South Africa, Tanzania and Senegal. Fellows receive a stipend and benefits such as residential stays for writing, manuscript development workshops, and publication support.


Maximum award: Not known
Closing date: 20 Nov 19 (recurring)

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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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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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