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Monday 23rd October 2017

Africa catalyst – capacity building of professional engineering institutes

The Royal Academy of Engineering, via the Global Challenges Research Fund, invites applications for its Africa catalyst – capacity building of professional engineering institutes. This aims to strengthen professional engineering bodies in sub-Saharan Africa so that they can effectively promote the profession, share best practice and increase local engineering capacity to help drive development. 

Applicants must be non-profit professional engineering institutions or HEIs based in sub-Saharan Africa. 

The following grants are available to fund catalyst projects:

- two small grants worth between £30,000 and £70,000 over one year;
- two medium grants worth between £80,000 and £160,000 over two years;
- two large grants worth up to £300,000 over three years.

More Info (raeng.org.uk)

Sunday 29th October 2017

Research Entomologist (Invasive Pests, Behavioural Ecology, Biological Control)

icipe Duduville Campus, Nairobi

Duration: 2 years

icipe is seeking to recruit a suitable candidate to fill the position of Research Entomologist (Invasive Pests, Behavioural Ecology, Biological Control) in the Plant Health Theme. The position is tenable in Nairobi at the icipe Duduville Campus and is available to commence immediately. This is a two-year contract, with a possibility of extension after completing a six-month probation period of the first contract. A competitive and generous compensation package that includes housing and transport allowances, child education allowance up to university first degree, comprehensive health and life insurance cover, and an offshore retirement package (all payable in US Dollars), will be offered to the right candidate. Furthermore, the incumbent will receive paid annual vacation, return airfare for themselves and their dependents to their nominated home base each year, and duty-free privileges. If the successful candidate is appointed from outside Kenya, he or she will be offered support to relocate and settle in Nairobi. Qualified candidates from Africa (and especially females) are invited to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged

More Info (recruit.icipe.org)

Sunday 29th October 2017

Research Entomologist (Cropping Systems, Landscape Ecology And Ipm)

Location: icipe Duduville Campus, Nairobi

icipe is seeking to recruit a suitable candidate to fill the position of Research Entomologist (Cropping Systems, Landscape Ecology and IPM) in the Plant Health Theme. The position is tenable in Nairobi at the icipe Duduville Campus, and is available to commence immediately. This is a two-year contract, with a possibility of extension after completing a six-month probation period of the first contract. A competitive and generous compensation package that includes housing and transport allowances, child education allowance up to university first degree, comprehensive health and life insurance cover, and an offshore retirement package (all payable in US Dollars), will be offered to the right candidate. Furthermore, the incumbent will receive paid annual vacation, return airfare for themselves and their dependents to their nominated home base each year, and duty-free privileges. If the successful candidate is appointed from outside Kenya, he or she will be offered support to relocate and settle in Nairobi. Qualified candidates from Africa (and especially females) are invited to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.

More Info (recruit.icipe.org)

Monday 30th October 2017

History Access Postdoctoral Fellowship

Department of Historical Studies, University of Cape Town

The HISTORY ACCESS Postdoctoral Fellowship will enable an outstanding doctoral graduate to obtain experience of research and innovation at a higher education institution under the mentorship of established researchers.  Candidates would be expected to have strong empirical grounding in their fields of specialization, a collaborative spirit, theoretical fluency, and ability and willingness to (i) work with African vernacular language sources, and/ or (ii) develop innovative (new media) articulations of original research.

Application deadline: 30 October 2017
Commencement of fellowship: 1 January 2018
For more information please contact History.Access@uct.ac.za or call (+27 21) 650 2742
Department of Historical Studies, University of Cape Town, Private Bag, Rondebosch, 7701

More Info (historicalstudies.uct.ac.za)

Monday 30th October 2017

History Access Honours, Master’s and PhD Scholarships

Department of Historical Studies, University of Cape Town

HISTORY ACCESS is pleased to offer at the Department of Historical Studies, University of Cape
Town:

- 2 three-year PhD scholarships, each to the value of the annual amount of ZAR
125, 000, the second and third year of funding being subject to satisfactory
academic progress;
- 3 two-year Master’s scholarships, each to the value of the annual amount of ZAR
95, 000, the second year of funding being subject to satisfactory academic
progress; and
- 4 one-year Honours fellowships, each to the value of ZAR 85, 000.

More Info (zasb.unibas.ch)

Tuesday 31st October 2017

Grants available for East African preterm birth research

Research grants at $100,000, $50,000 and $10,000 levels

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) East Africa Preterm Birth Initiative (PTBi-EA) is offering discovery research grants at the $100,000, $50,000 and $10,000 levels for work relevant in Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda. East African principal investigators are encouraged to apply. The deadline for applications is October 31, 2017.

More Info (ur.ac.rw)

Tuesday 31st October 2017

Kenya-Germany PhD training programme calls for candidates

The Kenyan government and Germany’s academic exchange programme DAAD have agreed to renew a partnership to offer PhD training to Kenyan lecturers.

The programme will offer training for 21 Kenyan teaching staff working in local universities. Successful candidates will go to Germany for up to 45 months to complete their training at a local institution. Interested applicants need at least a masters degree, which they must have completed within the last six years. They will also need to spend an additional six months in Germany to learn the language before embarking on their studies.

The deadline for applications is 31 October.

More Info (researchfund.go.ke)

Friday 3rd November 2017

Senior Research Fellowships

6-8 grants up to €500,00

The purpose of this call is to provide funding to actions that aim to support capacity development of potential African research leaders using the train-the-trainer model and to mentor junior researchers with emphasis on hands-on research training linked to clinical trials activities conducted in sub-Saharan Africa.

More Info (edctp.org)

Wednesday 8th November 2017

Sustainable Agriculture for Sub-Saharan Africa (SASSA)

We are pleased to announce a £10 million call for collaborative proposals to address research challenges relating to the sustainable intensification of agricultural systems in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Proposals must be led by a Principal Investigator (PI) in the UK, but may include Co-Investigators (Co-Is) in Africa and this is strongly encouraged.

Application deadline: 8 November 2017, 16:00 (GMT)

More Info (bbsrc.ac.uk)

Tuesday 21st November 2017

Career Development Fellowships to support junior to mid-career researchers to train and develop their clinical research skills

17-19 fellowships up to €150,000

The purpose of this Call for Proposals is to provide funding to actions that aim to support junior to mid-career researchers (‘fellows’) to train and develop their clinical research sk

More Info (edctp.org)

Thursday 23rd November 2017

Call for papers - Department of Economics and International Business

Interdisciplinary Collaborative Research with special relevance to Developing Countries/Africa

Venue: Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
The Department of Economics and International Business (EIB) of Lord Ashcroft International Business School, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, will be hosting a mini conference in Cambridge, United Kingdom from 23rd to 24th November 2017. We wish to take this opportunity to invite you to submit an abstract or research idea/paper for presentation and discussion at the conference. The emphasis of the conference will be on high-quality, theoretical and/or applied research topics focusing on issues relevant to emerging trends in Economics, International Business, Finance and development which have special relevance to developing countries and/or Africa’s development. The conference will focus (not exclusively) on the following:


Sub-themes
Property economics and finance, Emerging Stock Markets Research, Microfinance, Construction Economics, Development Economics, Agricultural Finance. Export Finance, Insurance Finance in Africa, Growth of Mobile Banking in Africa, Institutional and Labour Economics, Emerging Banking Research, Accounting and Regulatory Issues in Africa, SME Finance, FDI and Portfolio Investment in Africa, Financial Risk Management in Emerging Markets, Financial Inclusion, Credit Risk Analysis, Retail banking in Africa, Other areas of Development, Finance and Economics

DEADLINES: Submission of abstracts/ideas – 30th September 2017

CO-ORDINATION
All abstracts, research ideas and questions to be addressed to
Dr Noah Karley,
Senior Lecturer in Economics,
Tel: +441223695739
Email: noah.karley@anglia.ac.uk

Monday 27th November 2017

Senior Research Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Wellcome Trust

This scheme enables researchers from low- and middle-income countries to establish themselves as leading investigators in their scientific field. The scheme aims to support research that will improve public health and tropical medicine at a local, national and global level.

More Info (ellcome.ac.uk)

Thursday 30th November 2017

Intermediate Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Wellcome Trust

More Info (ellcome.ac.uk)

Thursday 30th November 2017

Training Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Wellcome Trust

This scheme offers research experience and training to early-stage researchers from low- and middle-income countries. The scheme aims to support research that will improve public health and tropical medicine at a local, national and global level.

More Info (ellcome.ac.uk)

Thursday 30th November 2017 NEW!

EDCTP joins forces with WHO AFRO and TDR to fund implementation research

A new partnership has been formed between EDCTP, TDR (the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases), and the World Health Organization’s Regional Office for Africa (WHO AFRO) in recognition of a mutual interest in strengthening the capacity for health research in African countries. Collaboration between these three partners has been realised through a recently launched call “Joint WHO-AFRO/TDR/EDCTP Small Grants Scheme for implementation research on infectious diseases of poverty”, which will close on 30 November 2017.

More Info (edctp.org)

Monday 1st January 2018 NEW!

GCRF Global Engagement Events

Kenya (Nairobi) Wednesday 31st January – Friday 2nd February 2018

RCUK has recently developed a Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) global engagement programme. The programme is taking a number of different approaches to engagement, including running a series of large international, Global Engagement Meetings (GEMs) in different regions of the world; smaller scale capacity building events; and hosting GCRF sessions at other events.

Each Global Engagement Meeting will run across three days  and a competitive process for applications is being run. 

More Info (rcuk.ac.uk)

Monday 26th March 2018

Master's Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Wellcome Trust

This scheme provides junior researchers from low- and middle-income countries with the opportunity to gain research experience and training at Master's degree level. The scheme aims to support research that will improve public health and tropical medicine at a local, national and global level.

More Info (ellcome.ac.uk)

Saturday 30th June 2018

Africa Biosciences Challenge Fund Fellowships 2017/8

Call for applicants

The Biosciences eastern and central Africa - International Livestock Research Institute (BecA-ILRI) Hub, located in Nairobi, Kenya, is a shared agricultural research and biosciences platform that exists to increase access for African researchers to affordable, world-class research facilities. The mission of the BecA-ILRI Hub is “Mobilizing Bioscience for Africa’s Development” by providing a centre for excellence in agricultural biosciences, which enables research, capacity building and product incubation, conducted by scientists in Africa and for Africa, and empowers African institutions to harness innovations for regional impact.

The purpose of the ABCF fellowship program is to develop capacity for agricultural biosciences research in Africa, to support research for development projects that ultimately contribute towards increasing food and nutritional security and/or food safety in Africa, and to facilitate access to the BecA-ILRI Hub facilities by African researchers (and their partners). We seek applicants with innovative ideas for short to medium term research projects (up to 12 months) aligned with national, regional or continental agricultural development priorities that can be undertaken at the BecA-ILRI Hub.

The call mainly targets nationals of BecA focus countries (Burundi, Cameroon, Central Africa Republic, Congo Brazzaville, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda). Under special partnership and collaboration arrangements, applicants from other African countries are considered for the fellowship. The applicant MUST be a researcher employed within NARS or with strong affiliation. Currently engaged in research in food and nutritional security or food safety in Africa, or in a research area with relevance to agriculture in Africa.

More Info (hub.africabiosciences.org)