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Monday 27th May 2019

University support for drug demand reduction and substance use disorder treatment and prevention programmes

US Department of State, US

This supports the creation and networking of substance abuse disorder studies researchers and programmes in universities in Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia and the Pacific, Africa and eastern Europe. One grant worth between USD 500,000 and USD 600,000 for an initial period of one year is available.


Maximum award: USD 600,000
Closing date: 27 May 19

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Wednesday 29th May 2019

Agri-tech catalyst round 8 – agriculture and food systems innovation

Innovate UK, GB

This aims to increase the pace of development and sale of uptake of agricultural and food systems innovation by farmers and food systems actors, such as manufacturers, processors, retailers, distributors of wholesalers, in Africa. Funding of up to £3 million is available.


Maximum award: £1,000,000
Closing date: 29 May 19

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Thursday 30th May 2019

International exchanges scheme – standard programme

Royal Society, GB

This stimulates new collaborations within the natural sciences between scientists in the UK and overseas. Grants are worth up to £12,000 each for up to two years.


Maximum award: £12,000
Closing date: 30 May 19 (recurring)

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Friday 31st May 2019

Renewable energy and adaptation to climate technologies – household solar programme

Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund, DK

This aims to increase access to clean, affordable energy for low-income people in Africa by promoting a market-based approach for private sector delivery of solar home system products and services in Ethiopia, Senegal, Nigeria, Ghana and Somalia. The budget is USD 20.8 million.


Maximum award: Not known
Closing date: 31 May 19

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Friday 31st May 2019

AOSpine Europe and Southern Africa short-term fellowships

AO Foundation, CH

These provide additional experience for trained orthopaedic and neurosurgeons interested in spinal surgery. Fellowships last between one and 12 weeks and cover food and accommodation costs in the host country.


Maximum award: Not known
Closing date: 31 May 19 (recurring)

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Friday 31st May 2019

Clinical fellowship

European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology, EUR

This fellowship promotes the development of patient care, clinical management and clinical research in paediatric endocrinology through a training programme in a European clinical centre. Short-term fellowships are for three months and long-term fellowships for six to 12 months, covering subsistence and reasonable travel costs.


Maximum award: Not known
Closing date: 31 May 19 (recurring)

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Saturday 1st June 2019

Distinguished visitor programme

University of California, US

This supports a short-term residency for a visitor whose work engages the Middle East and North Africa regions via any discipline or historical period. Funding covers the cost of travel, lodging, event-related meals and an honorarium.


Maximum award: Not known
Closing date: 01 Jun 19 (recurring)

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Wednesday 5th June 2019

Dissemination and implementation research in health (R01 clinical trial optional)

NIH: National Cancer Institute, US

This supports innovative 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: 05 Jun 19 (recurring)

Thursday 6th June 2019

IBRO-ARC advanced school on neuroscience research in Southern Africa – infections, toxins and epilepsy

International Brain Research Organization, INT

This supports participation in a school on research design and methodologies, recent advances in environmental neurosciences and experimental modelling and translational applications for clinical and public health benefits.


Maximum award: Not known
Closing date: 06 Jun 19

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Wednesday 12th June 2019

Intra-Africa academic mobility scheme

Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, EU

Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, EU
This aims to enhance human capital development in Africa, while strengthening intra-African collaboration. The overall indicative budget for this call is €9.8 million, and grants are worth between €1 million and €1.4m each over 60 months.


Maximum award: €1,400,000
Closing date: 12 Jun 19

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Sunday 16th June 2019

Dissemination and implementation research in health (R21 clinical trial optional)

NIH: National Cancer Institute, US

This supports 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: 16 Jun 19 (recurring)

Tuesday 25th June 2019

Sanofi-Institut Pasteur international awards

Institut Pasteur, FR

These recognise scientists whose research demonstrates scientific progress in immunology or microbiology and infection. Awards are worth up to €150,000 each.


Maximum award: €150,000
Closing date: 25 Jun 19 (recurring)

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Wednesday 26th June 2019

Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth scholarships – South Africa

Association of Commonwealth Universities, GB

These enable students from Commonwealth countries in conducting a two-year master’s degree. Scholarships cover tuition fees, return airfare, an arrival allowance and a regular stipend.


Maximum award: Not known
Closing date: 26 Jun 19

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Sunday 30th June 2019

Eremitage Fund prize for collaborative research

Swiss Centre for Scientific Research in Ivory Coast | Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques en Côte d’Ivoire, CH

This recognises collaborative research in the natural, biomedical, human, social or economic sciences. The prize is worth CHF 15,000. All information is in French.


Maximum award: CHF 15,000
Closing date: 30 Jun 19 (recurring)

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Wednesday 3rd July 2019

Africa catalyst – capacity building of professional engineering institutes phase 3

Royal Academy of Engineering, GB

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. Grants are worth between £30,000 and £160,000 over 18 months.


Maximum award: £160,000
Closing date: 03 Jul 19

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Monday 8th July 2019

Late-stage implementation research addressing hypertension in low- and middle-income countries – scaling up proven-effective interventions (UG3/UH3 clinical trial optional)

NIH: National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, US

This aims to optimally and sustainably address late-stage implementation research questions to address scaling up evidence-based interventions at the population level for prevention and management of hypertension in low- and middle-income countries and small island developing states. Funding may be worth up to USD 4.925 million over up to six years.


Maximum award: USD 4,925,000
Closing date: 08 Jul 19

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Wednesday 10th July 2019

Exploration grant – uncovering human origins in Asia and Africa

National Geographic Society, US

This encourages further investigation of hominid evolution in Africa and Asia, with preference given to projects in relatively unexplored parts of those continents. Grants are worth up to USD 50,000 each over one year.


Maximum award: USD 50,000
Closing date: 10 Jul 19

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Saturday 13th July 2019

Postdoctoral grants in the Calmette and Yersin programme

Institut Pasteur, FR

This enables researchers to conduct a postdoctoral traineeship at an institute within the Institut Pasteur international network. Grants are worth up to €1,900 per month to cover living expenses and insurance over two years.


Maximum award: €45,600
Closing date: 13 Jul 19 (recurring)

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Sunday 14th July 2019

Carl Duisberg scholarship

Bayer, DE

This enables students and young professionals in the medical sciences to attend special study courses or summer classes or conduct laboratory assignments, research projects, internships or master’s or PhD programmes. Awards are worth up to €20,000 over one year.


Maximum award: €20,000
Closing date: 14 Jul 19 (recurring)

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Sunday 14th July 2019

Jeff Schell scholarship

Bayer, DE

This enables students and young professionals in the agro sciences to attend special study courses or summer classes or conduct laboratory assignments, research projects, internships or master’s or PhD programmes. Awards are worth up to €20,000 over one year.


Maximum award: €20,000
Closing date: 14 Jul 19 (recurring)

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Sunday 14th July 2019

Kurt Hansen scholarship

Bayer, DE

This enables student teachers in biology and chemistry to conduct study projects and internships, and attend summer courses or supplementary study courses. Awards are worth up to €20,000 for up to one year.


Maximum award: €20,000
Closing date: 14 Jul 19 (recurring)

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Sunday 14th July 2019

Otto Bayer scholarship

Bayer, DE

This enables students and young professionals in the life sciences to attend special study courses or summer classes or conduct laboratory assignments, research projects, internships or master’s or PhD programmes. Awards are worth up to €20,000 per project for up to one year.


Maximum award: €20,000
Closing date: 14 Jul 19 (recurring)

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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.

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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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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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