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Tuesday 28th September 2021

Research enrichment funding – public engagement

Wellcome, GB

This supports Wellcome grantholders who want to use public insights to develop their research. Grants are worth between £10,000 and £250,000.

Maximum award: £250,000

Closing date: 28 Sep 21 (recurring)

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Wednesday 6th October 2021 NEW!

YouthADAPT Challenge

Call for applications

The Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) and the African Development Bank have launched a call for applications for the first edition of the African Youth Adaptation Solutions (YouthADAPT) Challenge.
The call encourages young entrepreneurs, innovators from micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) and other youth-led organisations in Africa, to implement solutions for building resilience and adapting to the adverse impacts of climate change. African youth between the ages of 18 and 35 are invited to respond to the call for the expression of interest and submit their business plan through the official submission portal for an opportunity to win a business grant of up to $100,000 in funding and participate in an accelerator program. Winners will also be announced at the prestigious COP26 event in November.

 For enquiries – email

Tuesday 19th October 2021

HORIZON-CL5-2021-D6-01 — safe, resilient transport and smart mobility services for passengers and goods

Horizon Europe: Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness, BE

This aims to develop safe, seamless, smart, inclusive, resilient and sustainable mobility systems for people and goods thanks to user-centric technologies and services including digital technologies and advanced satellite navigation services. The budget is €167 million. Grants are worth up to €15m each.

Maximum award: €15,000,000

Closing date: 19 Oct 21

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Friday 31st December 2021

Cultural emergency and response programme

Prince Claus Fund, NL and other funders

The Prince Claus Fund invites applications for its cultural emergency and response programme. This supports first aid action to sustain cultural heritage threatened by natural disaster or conflict. Proposals must address concrete material needs, research missions for identifying cultural emergency relief actions, first aid training for salvaging culture or raising awareness about the damage to culture and heritage in an ongoing crisis.

Support is primarily given to people and organisations in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean and Eastern Europe.

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Friday 7th January 2022

PARC Partnerships Fund 2021

This new opportunity is open to applications from Africa-based researchers at African institutions to lead Africa-centred projects in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Bristol. Building on advances made in the UK research sector toward promoting greater equity in collaboration with global South partners, this funding aims to help embed a mode of partnerships that goes further in redressing the multiple layers of power imbalances often found in global North-Africa research.

The call is open to any Africa-led project that addresses any basic or applied aims prioritised by the African applicant, and that is conducted in collaboration with researchers at Bristol. Collaborations may build on existing Africa-Bristol partnerships. However, applications are also encouraged from African scholars and institutions who do not yet have connections to the University. Research areas may be empirical or theoretical, from any discipline, and related to local and/or national, sub-regional or continental, African Union aspirations for social progress.

The collaborative research projects may be uni-, multi- or interdisciplinary and include non-academic stakeholders such as policymakers, civil society organisations or other local actors as appropriate. The collaboration will be designed to put into practice equitable partnership arrangements envisaged by the African applicant to redress key imbalances in global North-Africa research relations. Methodologies will be as suited to the pursuit of such a partnership mode as they are to the solving of the research problem.

Applications must include plans for the submission of at least one academic publication and must include a learning aspect focused on deriving lessons from their Africa-centred collaboration modes and on sharing these, through active contributions, with the PARC Community of Interest.

The budget for this call is £200,000 and within this envelope we anticipate funding approximately 3-5 projects. Whilst no precise upper award limit is given, applications for a significant portion of the budget must make an outstanding value for money case. Bids for lower value awards are also very welcome. Projects are expected to last up to 12 months and commence in Spring 2022.

This programme has been made possible by generous philanthropic gifts from Alumni and friends of the University.

For more information, and application: