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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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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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Wednesday 28th August 2019

3-year post docs for the 'Global Soldiers in the Cold War: Making Southern Africa's Liberation Armies' Leverhulme project

Focuses on veterans of Angolan liberation movements and will be based at Global Studies/Geography at the University of Sussex.

Further details are available at:
https://www.sussex.ac.uk/about/jobs/research-fellow-global-soldiers-angola-1885

Please feel free to get in touch with any queries.

Jocelyn Alexander (jocelyn.alexander@qeh.ox.ac.uk) and JoAnn McGregor (j.mcgregor@sussex.ac.uk)

Wednesday 28th August 2019

Three-year post doc for the 'Global Soldiers in the Cold War: Making Southern Africa's Liberation Armies' Leverhulme project

Focuses on Soviet veterans of southern African liberation struggles and will be based at ODID, Oxford.

Further details are available at: https://my.corehr.com/pls/uoxrecruit/erq_jobspec_details_form.jobspec?p_id=141980

please feel free to get in touch with any queries.

Jocelyn Alexander (jocelyn.alexander@qeh.ox.ac.uk) and JoAnn McGregor (j.mcgregor@sussex.ac.uk)

Thursday 15th August 2019

Breaking systemic barriers to women’s participation in science

International Development Research Centre, INT

This aims to identify and address systemic barriers that stand in the way of greater participation by women and other underrepresented groups in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in the public and private sectors in low and middle-income countries. Between five and 14 grants are available, each worth between CAD 200,000 and 500,000 for up to five years.


Maximum award: CAD 500,000
Closing date: 15 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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Monday 12th August 2019

Tom Queba engineering scholarships for social change

Canon Collins Trust, GB

These aim to build a cohort of female engineers with the knowledge, expertise and leadership skills to effect positive social change in South Africa. Two scholarships, worth between ZAR 20,000 and ZAR 100,000 for up to two years, are available.


Maximum award: ZAR 100,000
Closing date: 12 Aug 19

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Friday 9th August 2019

Newton researcher links travel grants – South Africa

British Council, GB

These enable early-career researchers from the UK and South Africa to visit an institution in the other country. Grants cover travel, visa, insurance, subsistence and consumables.


Maximum award: Not known
Closing date: 09 Aug 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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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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Wednesday 31st July 2019

HIV research postdocs available in Durban

The Africa Health Research Institute in Durban, South Africa, is calling for applications for four postdoctoral positions in HIV research.

More information

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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Sunday 30th June 2019

FARA issues first call of mobility scheme

The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa has issued the inaugural call for applications for a masters and short-course mobility programme for African researchers, the Agricultural Research and Innovation Fellowship for Africa. Masters fellowships in irrigated agriculture, pest management and Mediterranean organic agriculture are available as well as 10-week courses in sustainable development of coastal communities and innovation and youth entrepreneurship. Citizens of Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Kenya, Niger, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda can apply. Successful applicants will be placed at participating universities and research centres in Brazil, China, Cuba, India, Italy or the Netherlands. Applications close on 30 June.
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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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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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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)

Friday 14th June 2019

Evidence building for policy action on non-communicable disease prevention

International Development Research Centre, INT

This aims to build individual and institutional capacity and support positive enabling environments that promote healthy diets and active living through evidence-informed, cost-effective and equitable public policies and government interventions. Grants are worth between CAD 100,000 and CAD 500,000 each for up to three years.


Maximum award: CAD 500,000
Closing date: 14 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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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 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)

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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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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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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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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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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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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Monday 20th May 2019

BLOODSAFE – research to enhance availability of safe blood for patients with severe anaemia and haemorrhagic conditions in low or lower-middle income countries in sub-Saharan Africa (UG3/UH3 clinical trial optional)

NIH: National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, US
This supports projects that enhance the availability and delivery of safe blood to be used for transfusion in patients from low or lower-middle income countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. Three grants, worth a maximum of approximately USD 3m each over six years, are available.


Maximum award: USD 2,985,000
Closing date: 20 May 19

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Monday 20th May 2019

BLOODSAFE – research to enhance availability of safe blood for patients with severe anaemia and haemorrhagic conditions in low or lower-middle income countries in Sub-Saharan Africa – data coordinating centre (U24 clinical trial not allowed)

NIH: National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, US
This supports the establishment of a data coordinating centre to conduct the activities of the BLOODSAFE programme, to enhance the availability and delivery of safe blood to be used for transfusion in patients from low or lower-middle income countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. One grant, worth up to USD 6.3 million over six years, is available.


Maximum award: USD 6,300,000
Closing date: 20 May 19

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Wednesday 15th May 2019

Cross-border conflict research programme

Department for International Development, GB

The tenderer will conduct operationally-relevant research on cross border conflict across the Middle East, Asia and the Horn of Africa. The total value of the contract is £27.8 million.


Maximum award: £27,817,500
Closing date: 15 May 19

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Wednesday 15th May 2019

Food for progress programme

This supports organisations in implementing field-based projects which aim to improve agricultural production and expand trade of agricultural products in developing countries. The budget is USD 155 million. Grants are made for a maximum period of five years.


Maximum award: Not known
Closing date: 15 May 19 (recurring)

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Tuesday 14th May 2019

SHEAR integration and impact proposals

Natural Environment Research Council, GB
This supports projects that bring together two or more projects to add value and increase impact of the SHEAR programme to stakeholders in disaster risk and prediction in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. The total budget is up to £1 million for ten to fifteen projects worth up to £150,000 each.


Maximum award: £150,000
Closing date: 14 May 19

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Monday 13th May 2019

Africa food prize Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, KE

Maximum award: USD 100,000

This recognises an individual or institution whose contributions to African agriculture are forging a new era of sustainable food security and economic opportunity for all Africans. The prize is worth USD 100,000.

The Africa Food Prize is the preeminent award recognizing an outstanding individual or institution that is leading the effort to change the reality of farming in Africa—from a struggle to survive to a business that thrives.


The US $100,000 prize celebrates Africans who are taking control of Africa’s agriculture agenda. It puts a spotlight on bold initiatives and technical innovations that can be replicated across the continent to create a new era of food security and economic opportunity for all Africans.

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Monday 13th May 2019

Programmes to promote religious freedom in the Middle East and North Africa region

US Department of State, US

This supports projects aiming to disrupt cycles of intolerance, violence and inter-communal distrust on the basis of religion or belief. The budget is USD 1.7 million and up to three grants worth between USD 500,00 and USD 1.25m are available.


Maximum award: USD 1,250,000
Closing date: 13 May 19

Tuesday 7th May 2019

European instrument for democracy and human rights in South Africa

Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (EuropeAid), EU

This aims to contribute to improving socioeconomic rights of vulnerable groups in South Africa. Grants are worth between €400,000 and €800,000 each for one to three years.


Maximum award: €800,000
Closing date: 07 May 19

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Tuesday 30th April 2019

ERC PhD Studentship Buganda

Applications are invited for a four-year, fully funded PhD studentship on the aftermath of slavery in twentieth-century Buganda. The holder will be affiliated with the History Department and be part of a research group on the aftermath of slavery in East Africa, funded by the European Research Council. The topic of this research project is the life trajectories of formerly enslaved people in Bugandan society from ca. 1900, and the role of slavery in social memory and public discourse. Principal investigator on the project is Felicitas Becker (see https://research.flw.ugent.be/en/feli.becker). There is no obligation to teach, but contributions to teaching can be arranged. Monthly pay amounts to 2000 EUR tax-free. The default start date is October 1, 2019, but there is some flexibility.


Applicants are expected to have completed an MA in African history, African studies or a related discipline by September 2019. Fieldwork, especially interview, experience is a plus but not required. For fieldwork purposes, candidates will need a working knowledge of Luganda or a demonstrable capacity for acquiring new languages quickly. To apply, please send transcripts of academic record, including evidence of language skills, a short (up to two pages) statement of research interests, and a writing sample of up to 5000 words to slaveryaftermath@gmail.com, and arrange for two letters of reference to be sent to the same address.


The Gent History Department has over 100 members, with an established strength in global history. Besides the history department, the post holder will find interlocutors in the African Studies department, the Conflict and Development research group, and the Global Studies centre. Gent is a vibrant and beautiful city of ca. 230,000 inhabitants, about 40,000 of them students. The official language is Flemish, but English is spoken almost universally, and research will be discussed in English. See https://visit.gent.be/en/HOME.


The deadline for applications is April 30. For further questions, please write to fmb26@cam.ac.uk.

Tuesday 30th April 2019

ERC PhD Studnetship Tabora

Applications are invited for a four-year, fully-funded PhD studentship in African history at Gent University, Belgium. Applications at the post-doctoral level may be considered if there is a good fit with the candidate’s previous work. The holder will be affiliated with the Gent History Department and be part of a research group on the aftermath of slavery in East Africa, funded by the European Research Council. The topic of this PhD project is the apparent disappearance of former slaves from the Central Tanzanian region of Tabora in the early twentieth century, and the afterlives of slavery in social memory. Principal investigator on the project is Felicitas Becker (see http://research.flw.ugent.be/nl/feli.becker). There is no obligation to teach, but contributions to teaching can be arranged. The stipend amounts to ca. 2000 EUR per month, tax-free. The default start date is October 1, 2019, but there is some flexibility.


The successful applicant will have completed an MA in African history, African studies or a related discipline by September 2019. Fieldwork, especially interview, experience is a plus but not required. For fieldwork purposes, s/he will need a working knowledge of Swahili or a demonstrable capacity for acquiring new languages quickly. To apply, please send transcripts of academic record, including evidence of language skills, a short (up to two pages) statement of research interests, and a writing sample of up to 5000 words to slaveryaftermath@gmail.com, and arrange for two letters of reference to be sent to the same address.


The Gent History Department has over 100 members, with an established strength in global history. Besides the history department, the post holder will find interlocutors in the African Studies department, the Conflict and Development research group, and the Global Studies centre. Gent is a vibrant and beautiful city of ca. 230,000 inhabitants, about 40,000 of them students. The official language is Flemish, but English is spoken almost universally. See https://visit.gent.be/en/HOME.


The deadline for applications is April 30. For further questions, please write to fmb26@cam.ac.uk.

Tuesday 30th April 2019

ERC post-doc Buganda

Applications are invited for a three-year post-doctoral position at Gent University, researching the aftermath of slavery in Buganda. The holder will be affiliated with the History Department and be part of a research group on the aftermath of slavery in East Africa, funded by the European Research Council. The topic of this research project is the life trajectories of formerly enslaved people in Bugandan society from ca. 1900, and the role of slavery in social memory and public discourse. Principal investigator on the project is Felicitas Becker (see https://research.flw.ugent.be/en/feli.becker). There is no obligation to teach, but contributions to teaching can be arranged. Monthly pay starts at 2000 EUR minimum and may increase depending on seniority. The default start date is October 1, 2019, but there is some flexibility.


Applicants will have completed a PhD in African history or a related discipline. For fieldwork purposes, candidates will need a working knowledge of Luganda or a demonstrable capacity for acquiring new languages quickly. To apply, please send transcripts of academic record, including evidence of language skills, a short (up to two pages) statement of research interests, and a writing sample of up to 5000 words to slaveryaftermath@gmail.com, and arrange for two letters of reference to be sent to the same address.


The Gent History Department has over 100 members, with an established strength in global history. Besides the history department, the post holder will find interlocutors in the African Studies department, the Conflict and Development research group, and the Global Studies centre. Gent is a vibrant and beautiful city of ca. 230,000 inhabitants, about 40,000 of them students. The official language is Flemish, but English is spoken almost universally, and research will be discussed in English. See https://visit.gent.be/en/HOME.


The deadline for applications is April 30. For further questions, please write to fmb26@cam.ac.uk.

Tuesday 30th April 2019

Fellowships at the Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies

Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa, SN

These enable scholars of African studies to pursue projects at the academy and collaborate with University of Bayreuth-based scholars. Up to 20 fellowships are available, each including a travel subsidy, monthly stipend, office space and access to library resources for one to six months.


Maximum award: Not known
Closing date: 30 Apr 19

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Tuesday 30th April 2019

Freestanding postdoctoral fellowships

National Research Foundation of South Africa, ZA

These aim to increase the number and quality of postdoctoral research fellows in South Africa, enable South African postdoctoral fellows to obtain international research exposure and to encourage international postdoctoral researchers to undertake research in South Africa. Fellowships are worth up ZAR 445,000 for up to two years.


Maximum award: ZAR 445,000
Closing date: 30 Apr 19

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Tuesday 30th April 2019

Innovation postdoctoral fellowships

National Research Foundation of South Africa, ZA

These aim to leverage innovation in universities and implement science and related skills development, implement equity and career growth opportunities and to enable young artists and professionals to access research opportunities in a university environment. Fellowships are worth up to ZAR 610,000 for up to two years.


Maximum award: ZAR 660,000
Closing date: 30 Apr 19

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Tuesday 30th April 2019

Next Einstein initiative – small research grants in climate change science

African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, ZA

This supports projects that make substantive use of mathematical concepts to provide solutions to climate change issues in Africa. Grants are worth up to USD 10,000 each for six to 12 months.


Maximum award: USD 10,000
Closing date: 30 Apr 19 (recurring)

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Friday 26th April 2019

West Africa atrocities prevention

US Department of State, US

This call supports projects aiming to prevent atrocities in Mali, Cameroon and Cote d'Ivoire. The grant is worth up to USD 880,000.

Maximum award: USD 880,000
Closing date: 26 Apr 19

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Wednesday 17th April 2019

AIDS, health and development – gender and HIV grants

Fondation de France, FR

These aim to improve male-female relationships and to encourage the joint participation of men and women in decision-making in matters of sexuality, prevention and treatment. Funding is available for up to three years.


Maximum award: Not known
Closing date: 17 Apr 19 (recurring)

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Monday 15th April 2019

African diaspora support to African universities programme – visiting fellowships

Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa, SN

The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa invites applications for its African diaspora support to African universities programme. This supports African scholars in the diaspora in spending time in an African university to undertake specific academic activities aimed at strengthening teaching and research in either the social sciences, humanities or higher education studies. The aim is to strengthen the linkages between African academics in the diaspora and their counterparts in African universities. Activities will include:
•short-term teaching engagements at African universities;
•initiating research activities and collaborations;
•organising the joint supervision of masters’ and doctoral students;
•facilitating the review and further development of curricula;
•sharing course materials and developing new programmes;
•organising workshops for PhD advisors, as well as summer schools for advanced doctoral and post-doctoral students and early career academics in African universities;
•undertaking other activities that would potentially contribute to strengthening the relationships and linkages between African academics in the diaspora and African universities.
African-born academics in the diaspora, especially in North America and Europe, may apply. African scholars based in countries other than their own within the African continent are also encouraged to apply. Applicants should get in touch with the prospective host university or department prior to applying to agree on details of the relevant activities.
Fellowships are worth up to USD 250 per day for visits between two weeks and three months and cover the upkeep of the fellow as well as the cost of a round-trip ticket from the fellows’ home institution to the host institution. Fellows are required to produce at least one journal article, preferably co-authored with a colleague from the hos

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Wednesday 10th April 2019

Exploration grant – reducing marine plastic pollution

National Geographic Society, US

This supports projects directed at reducing plastic pollution at the source both by reducing per capita plastic consumption and reducing the flow of plastics into watersheds. Grants are worth up to USD 100,000 each.


Maximum award: USD 100,000
Closing date: 10 Apr 19 (recurring)

Wednesday 10th April 2019

Lupus Research: Funding Opportunities for Mid-Career Researchers

The Medical Research Foundation invites applications from UK researchers to support research into Lupus and Lupus-related conditions. Mid-career researchers who are seeking to make a transition to research independence may apply for up to £300,000 to support research over a three-year period. Deadline for submission: 12:00 Wednesday 10th April 2019.

Further Information: https://www.medicalresearchfoundation.org.uk/grants/lupus

Tuesday 9th April 2019

Ghana Climate Innovation Centre

Apply to the Ghana Climate Innovation Centre with a climate change solution for a Incubation and grants of up to $22,000.

Deadline: 9 Apr 2019

Tuesday 9th April 2019

MRC/DFID African research leader scheme

Medical Research Council, GB, Awards up to £750,000

The UK Medical Research Council and the UK Department for International Development announce a further call for proposals for the prestigious African Research Leader awards.

This MRC/DFID jointly funded scheme aims to strengthen research leadership across sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) by attracting and retaining exceptionally talented individuals who will lead high-quality programmes of research on key global health issues pertinent to SSA. The African Research Leader (ARL) should be supported by an enthusiastic local research environment and by a strong linkage with a UK partner.

More Info (mrc.ukri.org)

Monday 8th April 2019

One health workforce – next generation

US Agency for International Development, US

The US Agency for International Development invites applications for its one health workforce – next generation call. This aims to empower the Southeast Asia One Health University Network and the One Health Central and Eastern Africa network and their member universities to develop and deliver sustainable training and programmes that equip current and future professionals with multi-sectoral skills and competencies to address health issues, including zoonotic and antimicrobial resistance threats. The objectives are:
•developing, delivering and institutionalising training and educational offerings in alignment with prioritised one health core competencies and technical skills;
•establishing systems, policies and procedures to assess and track multi-sectoral workforce placement, performance and impact.
US and non-US organisations may apply. Applicants are expected to collaborate closely with local and international partners. Consortia are encouraged.
One grant is available, worth USD 85 million over five years. The approximate contract start date is 30 September 2019. Applicants must fulfil a mandatory minimum cost share of 5 per cent of the total project costs.

More Info (grants.gov)

Sunday 7th April 2019

Start-up grants

Tropical Health and Education Trust, GB

These facilitate the development of health partnerships between UK institutions and their overseas counterparts in the fields of essential surgery and anaesthesia or community health. Grants are worth between £5,000 and £10,000 each for projects lasting between six months and one year.


Maximum award: £10,000
Closing date: 07 Apr 19 (recurring)

More Info (researchprofessional.com)

Thursday 4th April 2019

Northeast Nigeria defections promotion messaging programme

US Department of State, US

This aims to increase voluntary defections from Boko Haram and ISIS-West Africa through targeted strategic messaging efforts. One grant, worth up to USD 760,000 is available.


Maximum award: USD 760,000
Closing date: 04 Apr 19

More Info (researchprofessional.com)

Monday 1st April 2019

Cambridge African Studies Postdoctoral Research Position

Environmental Politics, History and Justice in Africa

Department of Politics and International Studies
Salary: £26,243-£39,609
Reference: JB18034
Closing Date: 01 April 2019
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

We invite applications for a 3-year, fixed-term, full-time postdoctoral research associate to be part of the newly established Philomathia Africa Programme, with funding from the Isaac Newton Trust. The post holder will work under the supervision of Dr Adam Branch, Director of the Cambridge Centre of African Studies. The starting date is negotiable but will be no later than October 2019.

We are open to any specialty within the broad areas of environmental politics, environmental history, or environmental justice in Africa, reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of the Philomathia Africa Programme. We welcome candidates with expertise in politics, geography, history, anthropology, political ecology, sociology, African studies, development studies, or other relevant fields. The applicant should have a PhD submitted or nearly submitted at the time of application.

To apply online for this vacancy, please visit http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/20267/

Informal inquiries should be directed to Adam Branch by email, arb209@cam.ac.uk Interviews will be held in May 2019.

Monday 1st April 2019

Harvard South Africa Fellowship programme

Apply to the Harvard South Africa Fellowship programme for mid-career professionals to study for 1 year at Harvard

https://africa.harvard.edu/south-africa-fellowship-program?dm_i=4S2P,3GDF,RPN95,C0PR,1

Sunday 31st March 2019

Anzisha Prize

Apply to the Anzisha Prize for young entrepreneurs with an established start up for mentorship and up to £100,000 prize. Deadline 31 Mar

Sunday 31st March 2019

etwork on « School policies, schools and pupils in Africa from mid-19th C. to the end of the 1970s

We would like to set up a European research group on History of Education in Africa (19th-21st C.) through the AEGIS network. We believe that the History of Education brings a unique perspective to understand nation-buildings, imperialism, and the structuring of societies; and then the political, economical, social, and cultural dynamics of colonial
and post-colonial Africa. While outstanding researches do exist, we notice that the field of History of Education in Africa is not structured and lacks the stimulation of intensive scientific discussions. That is why we need to foster international collaborations.
The first step to organize this research network will be a workshop held in Paris in March-April 2019. The second step will be a structuring panel at the Edinburgh ECAS conference in 2019. 


Follow lhttps://f-origin.hypotheses.org/wp-content/blogs.dir/504/files/2018/09/2019-European-Research-Network-on-History-of-Education.pdf to enter the network 

More Info (f-origin.hypotheses.org)

Sunday 31st March 2019

Stephen Lawn TB-HIV research leadership prize

International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, INT
This recognises young researchers conducting work focused on reducing the disease burden of tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa. The prize includes £1,000 and a conference travel fellowship.
Maximum award: Not known
Closing date: 31 Mar 19 (recurring)

Further Information: Stephen Lawn TB-HIV research leadership prize

Sunday 24th March 2019

Advancing development goals international contest for graduate students

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, INT

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, INT
This supports master’s students’ innovative and pragmatic solutions to the challenges of global health. One prize of CHF 10,000, two prizes of CHF 5,000 and two prizes of 2,500 each are available.
Maximum award: CHF 10,000
Closing date: 24 Mar 19 (recurring)

Find more information

Friday 22nd March 2019

Research fellowships

Marcus Garvey Foundation, US

These support doctoral candidates doing primary research in humanities and social sciences on topics related to Africa and the African diaspora. Grants are worth USD 500 each.
Maximum award: USD 500
Closing date: 22 Mar 19 (recurring)

Further Information: Research Fellowships

Tuesday 19th March 2019

Africa-India Mobility Fund

Apply to the Africa-India Mobility Fund for up to $5,000 for collaboration and visits between healthcare researchers in India and Africa. Deadline: 19 Mar

Friday 15th March 2019

ASMEA

ASMEA Research Grants

The Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA) is pleased to offer the following Grant opportunities to its Members in conjunction with the Twelfth Annual ASMEA Conference from October 31 - November 2, 2019 in Washington, D.C.

ASMEA Research Grants

ASMEA is offering Research Grants up to $2500 to qualified scholars and students engaged in the study of the Middle East or Africa.
Guidelines
Applicants must be current members of ASMEA and engaged in ongoing study of the Middle East or Africa.

Applications must be accompanied by a paper proposal representing new and unpublished research from any academic discipline yet relevant to the regions.

Successful applicants will be required to present their research at the Twelfth Annual ASMEA Conference.

The application deadline is April 15, 2019
For more information and to apply, please visit: http://www.asmeascholars.org
Questions? Contact ASMEA at 202.429.8860 or info@asmeascholars.org

More Info (asmeascholars.org)

Friday 8th March 2019

Sub-Saharan Africa Research Grants

Arts Collaboration, nine grants of £2,500 each

The British Council is aiming to increase connections between the UK creative sectors and young creative professionals in Sub-Saharan Africa. As well as building connections, we aim to expand knowledge of contemporary African art in the UK.

With this in mind, we are seeking expressions of interest from UK based arts organisations, curators or programmers working in any of the following art forms – Visual Arts, Literature, Music, Theatre, Dance, Architecture, Design, Fashion and Film – to travel to Sub-Saharan Africa to connect with the local contemporary art sectors, and undertake their own professional research to be shared with a wider UK sector in their chosen field. The trips should take place between April 2019 and March 2020.

More Info (literature.britishcouncil.org)

Friday 8th March 2019

Travel Grant for Research or study in Nigeria

Applications are invited from Graduate Students of the University of Cambridge for financial support towards travel to Africa (in particular Nigeria) for the purpose of research or study in 2018-19. It is expected that most grants will cover only part of the expenses incurred in the visit.

A letter of application should be addressed to The Director, Centre of African Studies, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DP, and be received by Friday 8th March 2019.

Applicants should include a short proposal, including a financial statement, and should ask their supervisor to send a separate letter in support by the same date. For enquiries or to send applications via email please contact centre@african.cam.ac.uk.

Thursday 28th February 2019

Established partnership grants

Tropical Health and Education Trust, GB

These support the training of health workers in low- and middle-income countries, through engaging established partnerships between health organisations in the UK and the Republic of Ireland and their counterparts in sub-Saharan Africa. Grants are worth between £15,000 and £50,000 for projects of between six and 16 months’ duration.

Maximum award: £50,000

More Info (researchprofessional.com)

Friday 15th February 2019

Rising from the depths network - innovation projects Arts and Humanities Research Council, GB

Arts and Humanities Research Council, GB Maximum award £50,000

The Rising from the Depths Network will be funding a variety of innovation projects in Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique and Madagascar. These projects will fill the knowledge gaps that currently limit the way Marine Cultural Heritage (MCH) contributes to social, cultural and economic sustainable growth in Eastern Africa. The network believes that MCH has an important, but so far unappreciated, role to play in the long term success of coast and marine development.

More Info (ahrc.ukri.org)

Monday 11th February 2019

ARPPIS-DAAD PhD scholarships for study at the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Kenya

Three-Year Doctoral Training in Insect and Related Sciences for Development

The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Kenya, in partnership with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD1) In-Country/In-Region Scholarships Programme and African university partners, invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for PhD scholarships in the African Regional Postgraduate Programme in Insect Sciences (ARPPIS).The applicant must be a citizen of a country in sub-Saharan Africa. Some country restrictions apply, see website for more information.

More Info (icipe.org)

Friday 8th February 2019

Challenging Dominant Disciplinary Paradigms in Human Geography and Literary and Cultural Studies

5.30-7pm followed by a reception Yusuf Hamied Lecture Theatre, Christ’s College All welcome

A conversation about race and coloniality with:

Beth Kamunge, University of Sheffield, black-feminist researcher specialising in food epistemologies, co-editor of The Fire Now: Anti-Racist Scholarship in Times of Explicit Racial Violence (Zed Books, 2018)

and

María Teresa Vera-Rojas, Universitat de Lleida, specialist in Hispanic Caribbean, Gender, and Queer Studies, editor of 452ºF. Revista de Teoría de la Literatura y Literatura Comparada, author of “Se conoce que usted es ‘Moderna’”: Lecturas de la mujer moderna en la colonia hispana de Nueva York (1920-1940) (Iberoamericana Verveurt, 2018)

Organisers: Sarah Radcliffe (sar23@cam.ac.uk) and Natasha Tanna (nt267@cam.ac.uk)
Please contact one of the organisers to register your attendance and to receive the speakers’ texts (‘Writing in the Fire Now: Beth Dialogues with Wambui and Osop’ and ‘Autoreferentiality, imperial memory, and colonial gaze in the Hispanic Caribbean Studies in Spain’) in advance of the event.

There is a ramp to access the ground-floor lecture theatre and gender-neutral toilets on the lower ground floor, accessible by lift. This event is part of a series to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the admission of women students to Christ’s.

Tuesday 5th February 2019

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars Programme

$100,000 CAD in unrestricted research support

CIFAR, a Canadian-based global organization, brings together nearly 400 researchers from over 16 countries who together are pursuing answers to some of the most complex challenges facing the world today. The CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars program provides funding, skills training, mentorship, and opportunities to collaborate with colleagues from diverse disciplines, positioning scholars as research leaders and agents of change.

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars receive:

$100,000 CAD in unrestricted research support
A two-year term in a CIFAR research program, a global network of top-tier research leaders
Opportunities to network, collaborate and form a community with colleagues from diverse disciplines
Mentorship from a senior researcher within a CIFAR research program
Specialized leadership and communications skills training, and support to put their skills into action
Applicants can be from anywhere in the world, must hold a PhD (or equivalent) and be within the first five years of a full-time academic research position (e.g. Assistant Professor level or equivalent). Scholars' research interests must be aligned with the themes of an eligible CIFAR research program. More Information

More Info (cifar.ca)

Sunday 3rd February 2019

Stephan Perren AOTrauma research travelling fellowship AO Foundation, CH

Maximum award: CHF 4,000

This supports young researchers in visiting two established trauma research centres. The fellowship is worth CHF 4,000 for four weeks.

AOTrauma aims to identify young and interested AOTrauma members from Europe and Southern Africa who participate in AOTrauma-funded research projects.

Successful applicants will complete a two-week visit at the AO Research Institute Davos and a two-week visit at the Julius Wolff Institute in Berlin. The fellowship grant is endowed with CHF 4,000 as a lump sum to cover travel and lodging expenses for the four weeks. A final report of the fellowship must be sent to the Chairperson Research Committee AOTESA within one month after completing the fellowship.

Possible fellowship periods:

June 3–28, 2019
September 2–27, 2019

More Info (aotrauma.aofoundation.org)

Friday 1st February 2019

Preparatory Fellowships – Joint call with the Africa Research Excellence Fund

Funding for a 3 to 9 months placement at a centre of research excellence in Europe and sub-Sahara

The purpose of the AREF/EDCTP Preparatory Fellowship is to enhance the competitiveness of up and coming post-doctoral sub-Saharan African scientists and clinicians aspiring to receive international /regional /national fellowships or grant support, such as the EDCTP Career Development Fellowships.
The AREF/EDCTP Preparatory Fellowship targets outstanding early-career researchers residing in or wishing to relocate to sub-Saharan Africa who demonstrate independent scientific thinking and have potential to deliver locally relevant research with measurable impact and within the scope of the EDCTP2 programme.

More Info (edctp.org)

Friday 1st February 2019

The Prince Bernhard Nature Fund

Grants up to €20,000 each

These support projects that aim to help save critically endangered flora and fauna in developing countries, with a special focus on the tropical and subtropical regions of Africa, Asia and Latin America. Grants are worth up to €20,000 each

More Info (pbnf.nl)

Thursday 31st January 2019

Medical Student Bursary for work in Africa

These support British medical students in spending a period of eight weeks working in hospitals in the beneficial area of Africa.

More Info (beittrust.org.uk)

Sunday 27th January 2019

Next Einstein Forum Fellowship

Apply to the Next Einstein Forum Fellowship for scientists and technologists to gain networks, exposure and mentoring. Deadline: 27 Jan.

The NEF Fellows is a select programme that recognises Africa’s best young scientists and technologists. These innovators and emerging leaders, at least 40 percent of whom are women, will have two main opportunities as a NEF Fellow
1. Advance their scientific career. NEF Fellows have a unique platform to:
Present their work at the NEF Global Gathering in the presence of leading scientists, journalists, industries and business people from around the world.
Gain exposure to a global audience of approximately 100 million viewers and readers worldwide.
Draw upon the vast networks of NEF members and participants for support, connections, and counsel to advance their work.
Develop mentoring relationships with leading scientists, policymakers, industry representatives and civil-society leaders
2. Inspire the next generation of African innovators. NEF Fellows participate in campaigns and events to encourage young people to pursue scientific careers.
The NEF Fellows programme consists of Africa’s most brilliant young scientists that the NEF showcases on the global stage. The NEF Fellows programme provides these brilliant young minds with the opportunity to present their research and draw upon the vast networks of NEF members and participants for support, connections and advice to advance their work. Applications to the NEF Fellows programme are open to Africans from around the world – including those who currently reside in the Diaspora – in all fields of science, including the social sciences and technology.
Each class of NEF Fellows is a unique and diverse group that is representative of a wide range of research interests, experiences and perspectives but united in their extraordinary achievements, dedication to a global understanding of science and passion to improve Africa’s representation on the global scientific stage.

More Info (nef.org)

Friday 25th January 2019

SA-UK University Collaboration Grants Call

15 grants up to £10,000 for travel and subsistence and event operations

The British Council invites proposals for its South Africa-UK university collaboration grants under phase 2 of the University Staff Doctoral Programme. This enables partnership discussions and joint programme development in support of doctoral training for South African academics. The aim is to forge new links and partnerships and to strengthen existing links between South Africa and UK universities. This call is a preparatory phase for the USDP phase 2 proposal submissions where South Africa-UK universities will be required to submit their final proposals in support of doctoral training for academics at South African institutions. The primary output required of the collaboration grants call is to have a well-developed proposal produced ahead of the USDP phase 2 project proposals deadline.

All UK and South African universities may apply.

More Info (britishcouncil.org.za)

Monday 21st January 2019

Panel call for papers ECAS Africa: Connections and Disruptions

Re-making citizenship: new forms of social security and refuge beyond the state ECAS 2019: Edinburgh, 12-14 June 2019

How have people built communities of social security, economic opportunity, and political possibility beyond or despite state structures and borders? This panel examines historic and current translocal and diasporic networks and communities, and the forms of social security, investment, education, and community order they create to protect themselves from violent presents and uncertain futures.

The panel invites research papers (of 15 minutes), from the pre-colonial to the contemporary era, spanning citizenship, migration, history and diaspora studies, to explore (and deconstruct) what ‘resilience’ and ‘security’ can mean for people navigating violent political orders and multiple legal regimes, predatory armed powers, and societal or ecological disaster.

Part of a Volkswagen Stiftung funded project focused on “Identity, Nationality and Citizenship”, led by Mohamed A. G. Bakhit at the University of Khartoum, this panel invites researchers to discuss current and future research, new ideas and innovative methodologies.

For more information, please email Nicki Kindersley at ndk25@cam.ac.uk. To submit a paper proposal,  see more information link below.

More Info (nomadit.co.uk)

Sunday 20th January 2019

ESRC postdoc opportunity: Hidden Narratives of Transnational Organised Crime in West Africa

As part of an exciting new ESRC project on 'Hidden Narratives of Transnational Organised Crime in West Africa,' the Universities of York, Ottawa and Ibadan are seeking to recruit a postdoctoral Research Associate. The Research Associate will be based at York and conduct fieldwork in Nigeria and Niger. Application deadline is 20 January 2019. More information on the project.

More Info (jobs.york.ac.uk)

Wednesday 16th January 2019

Johnson & Johnson's Africa Innovation Challenge 2.0,

Apply to Johnson & Johnson's Africa Innovation Challenge 2.0, to gain training and mentorship on a scalable health care idea. Deadline: 16 Jan

More Info (jnjinnovation.com)

Sunday 13th January 2019

Visiting fellowships and visiting research fellowships, University of Oxford

The University of Oxford, under the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, invites applications for its visiting fellowships and visiting research fellowships. These enable scholars from around the world with an academic interest in the Islamic world to visit the centre for the duration of the academic year. The following fellowships are available:

•Abdul Aziz Al-Mutawa and Muhammad Bin-Ladin visiting fellowship for postdoctoral or equivalent level academics with an established record in their discipline to do research in any area of the arts, humanities, or the social sciences that has relevance to the study of Islam or the Muslim world – worth £5,000;

•Imam Bukhari and Imam Tirmizi visiting research fellowships for citizens of countries in Asia or Africa, with preference given to those working in classical Islamic sciences, to encourage interaction among academics from various traditions of learning – worth £4,000.

Applicants will normally be early career or post-doctoral academics from Asia or Africa. An academic affiliation is not a necessary requirement.

More Info (oxcis.ac.uk)

Wednesday 9th January 2019

UNCOVERING HUMAN ORIGINS IN ASIA AND AFRICA

up to USD 50,000

For more than 50 years, the National Geographic Society has supported exploration into the evolution of humankind. Our grants have led to hundreds of new discoveries in paleoanthropology, paleolithic archaeology, molecular anthropology, and paleoecology that have fundamentally changed the understanding of our own species. As we consider that legacy, we look to those areas of the planet where little is known about human origins, and we seek to invest in new ideas, projects, and explorers in and from these regions. The goal of this fund is to encourage further investigation of hominid evolution in Africa and Asia, with preference given to projects in relatively unexplored parts of those continents. Preference will also be given to applicants who are residents or citizens of the country of fieldwork, as well as to projects with strong local capacity development components.

This encourages more investigation of hominid evolution in Africa and Asia, with preference given to projects in relatively unexplored parts of those continents. Applicants may request up to USD 50,000, although grants are typically funded for less than USD 30,000.

More Info (nationalgeographic.org)

Monday 7th January 2019

Commonwealth Grants

Strengthening the ability of civic voices to engage with governments

The Foundation offers grants of up to £200,000 over four years in support of innovative project ideas and approaches that seek to strengthen the ability of civic voices to engage with governments and that have the potential to improve governance and development outcomes through their active participation.

All proposals must ensure that the cross cutting theme of gender is mainstreamed throughout the project.

Preliminary applications for the 2018/2019 call will be accepted from 1 November 2018 at 12pm Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). The deadline for preliminary applications is 7 January 2019 at 5pm GMT.

More Info (commonwealthfoundation.com)

Friday 4th January 2019

Sassoon fellowships in South Asian and Black history

University of Oxford, GB

The Bodleian Libraries Visiting Fellows Programme
The Libraries encourage research that makes use of Bodleian Special Collections, an outstanding resource for scholarly study and discovery, containing rare printed books, classical papyri, medieval and renaissance manuscripts, literary, political and historical papers, archives, printed ephemera, and maps and music in both manuscript and printed form. Fellowships offer scholars the opportunity to undertake an uninterrupted period of research with the Bodleian collections. The awards are intended for scholars who hold a doctorate at the time of application or have attained equivalent experience in employment in higher education or research (e.g., holding a curatorial post in a museum or library).

More Info (bodleian.ox.ac.uk)

Thursday 20th December 2018

Funding for attending the advanced school on depression and mood disorders in sub-Saharan Africa

To be held in Llorin, Nigeria from 20 to 23 March 2019.

The International Brain Research Organization, under its African Regional Committee, invites applications for its advanced school on depression and mood disorders in sub-Saharan Africa – epidemiological consideration and tools for advanced preclinical research. This supports attendance at the school, to be held in Ilorin, Nigeria from 20 to 23 March 2019. The school will feature lectures on neurobiology and epidemiology of affective disorders, and practical sessions involving laboratory training which is aimed at deepening understanding of research techniques and tools relevant to the study of the neurobiology of mood disorders.

More Info (ibro.org)

Thursday 6th December 2018

Local authorities – partnerships for sustainable cities

Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (EuropeAid), EU

This promotes integrated urban development through partnerships built among local authorities in accordance with the 2030 agenda on sustainable development. Grants are worth between €2 million and €5m, covering at least half of the total project costs.

More Info (ebgate.ec.europa.eu)

Wednesday 5th December 2018

TWAS-UNESCO Associateship Scheme

In collaboration with UNESCO and a number of centres of excellence in the South, TWAS has instituted a Joint Associateship Scheme to enable competent researchers from the South to visit these centres regularly. An associate is appointed for three years during which he/she can visit a Centre twice for research collaboration. Almost 300 centres have been selected to participate in the Scheme.

TWAS provides travel support for the associates and a contribution towards subsistence costs up to USD300.00 per month while living expenses are covered by the host centres. Applicants must hold a PhD or equivalent degree. The selection of associates is highly competitive; appointments are made on the basis of merit. Special consideration is given to scientists from isolated institutions in developing countries. Women scientists are especially encouraged to apply.

More Info (twas.org)

Monday 3rd December 2018

Global Social Venture Competition

Applications for the 2019 Competition are due on December 3, 2018.

Teams may only apply through one regional competition. Teams should select their country based on where the majority of team members reside and are working on the business (for example, if you are a current student at UC Berkeley, but working on a business idea in India, please select the United States as your country and apply through the Americas Round). Each regional competition will conduct the judging and evaluation process for the first two rounds. Up to two teams will be selected from each regional round to compete at the Global Finals.

More Info (gsvc.org)

Saturday 1st December 2018

Postdoctoral research and teaching fellowship

The University of Virginia

The University of Virginia, on behalf of the Carter G Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies, invites applications for its postdoctoral research and teaching fellowship. This supports research and teaching on Africa or the African diaspora.

Applications are open to qualified candidates without restrictions to citizenship or current residence. Applicants must have completed all requirement for the PhD except the dissertation prior to 1 August 2018. They may not apply for the Woodson predoctoral and postdoctoral fellowships in the same year. Fellows must be in residence at the university for the duration of the award period, participate in a series of workshops and present their work periodically to the larger academic community.

The fellowship is worth USD 24,000 per year for two years and also covers health insurance.

Saturday 1st December 2018

Visiting research fellowships University of East Anglia, GB

The University of East Anglia’s Sainsbury Research Unit for the Arts of Africa, Oceania & the Americas invites applications for its visiting research fellowships. These support research for publication on the arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas.

Scholars in relevant humanities and social sciences fields, such as anthropology, art history, archaeology, history and related disciplines, may apply. Applicants must hold a doctorate or equivalent degree and be undertaking research for publication on a relevant subject. Advanced doctoral candidates may be considered. Fellows must reside in Norwich for the duration of the fellowship.

Two fellowships, normally for a period of three months coinciding with autumn and spring terms, are available. Funding covers return travel costs worth up to £750 and a weekly stipend of £396. Fellows are provided with an office in the Sainsbury Centre, equipped with a university networked PC and printing facilities, and have access to the Robert Sainsbury library.

More Info (sru.uea.ac.uk)

Friday 30th November 2018

Machel-Mandela internship Brenthurst Foundation, ZA

The Brenthurst Foundation is again accepting applications from young graduates for the Machel-Mandela Fellowship Programme, named in honour of former South African President Nelson Mandela and his wife, Graça Machel. Entry into the Programme is a highly competitive, with the overall aim being to help nurture Africa’s future leaders.


Details: The Fellowship runs full-time for a minimum of six months and is open to both South African and international candidates, with the selected candidate expected to take up the appointment at the Foundation’s headquarters in Johannesburg in April 2019. Fellows will work directly with and assist the Foundation’s staff on a range of projects and activities, some of which will require foreign travel.This enables graduates to take up an appointment at the foundation’s headquarters in Johannesburg, where they will work with staff on a range of projects and activities. The internship includes a monthly stipend and complimentary accommodation for a minimum of six months.

More Info (thebrenthurstfoundation.org)

Friday 30th November 2018

Public revenue mobilisation for inclusive development and turning the tide on inequality in South Africa

World Institute for Development Economics Research of the United Nations University, INT

This supports detailed economic analysis and research of topics in domestic revenue mobilisation and inequality. Funding is worth up to USD 20,000.

More Info (ider.unu.edu)

Friday 30th November 2018

Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study fellowships

Fellowships that enable individuals or teams to take up residencies at the institute in any discipline.

Stellenbosch University, via the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study, invites applications for its fellowships. These enable individuals or teams to take up residencies at the institute in any discipline. The programme encourages the cross-pollination of ideas across cultures, academic environments or otherwise, and gives preference to projects that benefit from a multidisciplinary discourse while also contributing with unique perspectives to such a discourse.

Individuals, or teams with typically three to five participants, may apply. No restriction is placed on the country of origin, discipline, or academic affiliation. Projects should have relevance for South Africa and Africa as a whole.

Saturday 24th November 2018

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS, ROUND 5: Innovation for WASH in urban settings

Grand Challenges Africa

This request for proposals represents a partnership between the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, UNICEF, Arm and The African Academy of Sciences. At The AAS, this request for proposals is funded in partnership with the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA).

African entrants located in African organizations should apply through The African Academy of Sciences' Grants Management system portal (click here for The AAS Ishango Portal) Entrants located throughout the rest of the world should apply through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation portal (click here for BMGF GCE Portal).

More Info (aasciences.ac.ke)

Thursday 15th November 2018

PhD/postdoc opportunity - Indian pharmaceuticals, African markets and global health

As part of the Wellcome Trust Collaborative Award 'What's at stake in the fake? Indian pharmaceuticals, African markets and global health,'  the Universities of Warwick and the Witwatersrand, respectively, seek to fill four fully-funded studentships and one Research Fellow position.

More details about the positions can be found here:

https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/research/projects/fake/opportunities/

and more details about the project can be found here:

https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/research/projects/fake/

Wednesday 14th November 2018

Apply to Innovate UK's Energy Catalyst £10 million fund

Transforming energy access in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

Deadline: 14th November 2018

More Info (apply-for-innovation-funding.service.gov.uk)

Wednesday 14th November 2018

Increasing Demand for Vaccination Services (Round 22)

Grand Challenges Round 22

Within this call to increase demand for vaccination services, and thus increase the number of children vaccinated globally, GC are looking for innovative ideas in the following specific areas

Novel approaches for providing practical knowledge about vaccines and vaccination services to caregivers and 

Novel ideas for improving the convenience and/or caregiver seeking of vaccination services

More Info (gcgh.grandchallenges.org)

Wednesday 14th November 2018

Innovations Driving Programmatic Performance in Immunization: Service Experience and Data Use + Measurement

Grand Challenges Round 22

Within this call to promote the effective use of timely and relevant data to drive programmatic performance, and thus increase the number of children vaccinated globally, we are looking for innovative ideas in the following areas:

Innovative ideas for improving the measurement approaches for immunization data (e.g., process, equity, coverage indicators) with a focus on data use by program managers, triangulation across data sources, and methods to measure and quantify data use. We are interested in approaches to measure through both routine systems as well as periodic systems.
Or,

Innovative ideas that improve service delivery and experience for caregivers and/or healthcare workers during the vaccination session.

More Info (gcgh.grandchallenges.org)

Wednesday 14th November 2018

New Approaches for Manufacturing Gut Microbial Biotherapeutics

Grand Challenges Round 22

This call for proposals seeks fundamentally new strategies for manufacturing gut microbial biotherapeutics to achieve manufacturing efficiency and cost reductions necessary for global health applications. We are particularly open to high risk, unproven concepts that could yield novel systems. We also encourage approaches that may be carried out in low- and middle- income countries (LMIC) and proposers currently working in these settings.

More Info (gcgh.grandchallenges.org)

Wednesday 14th November 2018

New Approaches for Strategic Prioritization of Agricultural Development Policies

Grand challenges Round 22

We seek new approaches for strategic prioritization of agricultural development policies. We specifically encourage approaches that not only help countries prioritize agricultural development policies, but also inform long-term strategic planning. Proposals must closely align with the goals of the Gates Foundation's Agricultural Development team. Although proposed solutions may be generated from ideas and contexts outside of sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), all solutions must be relevant, transferrable, and applicable, in our SSA focus countries: Nigeria, Tanzania, and Ethiopia.

Wednesday 14th November 2018

Tools and Technologies for Broad-Scale Pest and Disease Surveillance of Crop Plants in Low-Income Countries

Grand Challenges Round 22

The goal of this topic is to solicit innovative tools and technologies for crop pests and disease surveillance over large geographic regions in low-income countries. We are looking for tools and approaches that have the potential to transform crop pest and disease surveillance globally, with a focus on low-income countries. Ideas that result in increased coverage of geographic area will be prioritized over ideas that increase diagnostic accuracy. Ideas that are applicable or adaptable to multiple crops and diseases/pests will be prioritized over ideas that are specific to only one crop or pathogen. Because we are focused on low-income countries, successful proposals will take into account small-scale, difficult-to-reach, intercropped farming systems with multiple pests and diseases.

More Info (gcgh.grandchallenges.org)

Monday 12th November 2018

Blockchain use in cases in agriculture.

Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation, NL,Maximum award: €60,000

The objective of this call is to support the implementation of blockchain use cases addressing the agri-food sector in Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific countries, in order to contribute to its transformation.

A maximum of six grants will be awarded. The maximum amount that will be allocated to a winning proposal is Euro 60,000.

More Info (cta.int)

Tuesday 6th November 2018

Chevening Fellow for Research on the British Library’s African language printed books collections

he British Library is currently advertising for a Chevening Fellow for this project:

Research on the British Library’s African language printed books collections

The successful candidate will research at least one of the following collections: Hausa, Swahili, Xhosa, Yoruba, Zulu, Igbo, Sotho.

Applicants from (and resident in) Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe are eligible for this fellowship, which is based at the British Library in London and runs for a year, beginning in September 2019  To apply go to http://www.chevening.org/programme/british-library

Monday 5th November 2018

Future for wildlife seed grants

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo invites proposals for its future for wildlife seed grants. These support field conservation and research projects in Africa and Asia, as well as educational and cultural activities that positively impact wildlife, habitats and human communities. Projects focusing on the following areas are strongly encouraged to apply:

•wildlife protection, including law enforcement and illegal wildlife trade issues;

•human wildlife conflict mitigation;

•development and promotion of sustainable environmental practices;

•habitat protection and restoration, including terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems;

•capacity building, education or training, community-based conservation and development;

•conservation biology, ecology and natural history studies, including terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems.

Projects must have a clear and direct conservation impact, positively affect local people and create opportunities for capacity building in country. Priority is given to species or taxa based projects that focus on species within the zoo’s collection.

Grants are worth between USD 1,000 and USD 3,500 each. Projects should begin in the year that they are applying for funding.

More Info (clevelandmetroparks.com)

Monday 5th November 2018

USAID funding for community initiatives to promote peace programme.

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) invites applications for its community initiatives to promote peace programme. This aims to promote peaceful coexistence and stability in Nigeria. The programme should fulfil the following objectives:

•working in targeted violent-prone communities on conflict prevention and trust-building at the local community level;

•strengthening more efficient and more sustainable community-based early warning and early response mechanisms;

•deepening the engagement of women in peace building and conflict resolution;

•improving understanding and prevention of violent extremism, and the ability to address recruitment in targeted communities;

•increasing linkages among communities, the government, civil society organisations, local businesses or philanthropists and other key actors for collaborative problem solving to address and respond to root causes of violent conflicts.

US and non-US organisations may apply. The chief of party must have either a master’s degree in a relevant field, or a bachelor’s degree and five additional years of relevant international development experience. They must also have at least 10 years of experience in the implementation of international development activities, and experience of working in the conflict mitigation or prevention of violent extremism sector in Africa.

One grant is available, worth USD 15 million over five years. The anticipated starting date is 1 February 2019.

More Info (grants.gov)

Thursday 1st November 2018

Frontiers of engineering for career development

Interdisciplinary, international symposia

 Bringing together outstanding early-mid career engineers from the UK and developing countries to establish collaborations for projects to address the global grand challenges. After each symposium participants are eligible to bid for seed funding to kick-start a new collaboration established at the event. This programme is now welcoming expressions of interest and nominations to attend the next or a future Frontiers of Engineering for Development event. The next event, in November 2018, will focus on Engineers as Healthcare Practitioners – for information about this please contact alice.marks@raeng.org.uk.

Award Value - £10,000 - £30,000.

Nominees should have the following characteristics:

Be 5-20 years post-doctorate, or have equivalent experience in industry
Have an established interest in engineering for international development purposes, or be keen to apply existing work to combat global challenges
Have the potential to be a future leader of the engineering community

More Info (raeng.org.uk)

Thursday 25th October 2018

Decolonizing the Arts” in Today’s France: Exhibit B’s Reception and its Aftermath

Lecturers Common Room, MML Faculty 25 October, at 5pm.

Fanny Robles is a lecturer in Anglophone cultures at Aix-Marseille Université, specializes in Victorian colonial shows and their use in contemporary European and African theatre, dance and performance. She recently published "From Reverse Ethnology to Cultural Performance: Reenacting Colonial Shows in Today’s France" in Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies.

Wednesday 24th October 2018

USAID/DRC funded Environment Partnerships Program (DRC EPP) Agency for International Development Democratic Republic of the Congo USAID-Kinshasa

US Agency for International Development, US

This supports collaborations that tackle development challenges using an approach that can be replicated and sustained, leading to measurable improvements in development outcomes. Multiple awards are available for projects worth up to USD 100 million at 50 per cent of eligible project costs.

Maximum award: USD 50,000,000

More Info (grants.gov)

Sunday 21st October 2018

Black History month Events

Pembroke College

10:00 - 12:00 CALL ME BY MY NAME: AN EXERCISE IN PRONUNCIATION! (GATES ROOM)

20:00 - 22:00 AFROBEATS MUSIC NIGHT (GRADUATE PARLOUR)

Saturday 20th October 2018

Black History month

Pembroke College, 10.00-11.30 and 14.00-15.30

10:00 - 11:30 IMMIGRATION SOHINI ALG-NIJJAR (NIHON ROOM)

14:00 - 15:30 BAME POLICE: PERCEPTIONS AND REALITY (NIHON ROOM)

17:00 - 19:15 PANEL DISCUSSION: RACE, GENDER, ISLAM AND SEXUALITY (GATES ROOM)

19:30 - 23:00 COMEDY EVENT CANSU (NEW CELLARS)

Tuesday 16th October 2018

Horizon 2020 societal challenges

(Planned opening for applications 16/10/18 with applications deadline 23 January 2019)

Proposals shall assess and deliver better nutrition performance of African farming systems, strengthening the agro-biodiversity (and integrated aquaculture systems) and food diversity. They shall address innovative approaches in local food systems while covering technological, food safety, social and gender issues, and address sustainable postharvest technologies, including bio-based packaging, to reduce food waste along the post-harvest/consumer chain and plastic littering. Empowerment of small farmers (including aquafarmers) and processors benefitting rural areas leading to diversity of diets and improving food identity is essential. Food supply chains (conventional and organic) for both local urban markets and high value global markets shall be targeted. Proposals need to ensure the commitment and participation of a variety of partners established in the EU and in Africa, and shall establish relevant links with other projects involved in the EU-Africa Research and Innovation Partnership on Food and Nutrition Security & Sustainable Agriculture (FNSSA). Proposals should include a task to cluster with other projects involved in the EU-Africa R&I Partnership on FNSSA and with the cooperation platform established under SFS-32-2017.

More Info (ec.europa.eu)

Thursday 11th October 2018

ICT-enabled mechanisation in Africa

Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation, NL

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation invites proposals for its call on ICT-enabled mechanisation in Africa. This supports initiatives that leverage on ICT solutions facilitating the use of mechanised equipment by smallholder farmers and cooperatives. The objective is to facilitate, through ICT-enabled mechanisation services, farmland cultivation and job creation for youth in Africa and share lessons learnt. Projects should be implemented in at least two African countries.

Private or civil society organisations from countries within the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, EU or Development Assistance Committee are invited to apply. Applicants must be legally registered and operational in the African country or countries in which they plan to implement the project, and must have at least three years’ experience in implementing ICT-enabled farm mechanisation services.

The total budget is €250,000. One or two grants are available for activities lasting up to 14 months.

More Info (cta.int)

Wednesday 3rd October 2018

Human Heredity and Health in Africa consortium biorepository (U24 clinical trial not allowed)

NIH: National Human Genome Research Institute, US

The National Human Genome Research Institute, on behalf of the National Institutes of Health, invites applications for its Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa) consortium biorepository (U24 clinical trial not allowed) funding opportunity. This supports cooperative agreements to further develop and sustain up to three H3Africa biorepositories by building on existing infrastructure. The biorepositories will maintain state-of-the-art methods and technologies for DNA collection, processing, quality control, handling, management and storage needed for specimen collection and dissemination in Africa.

US and foreign for-profit and non-profit organisations and public and private organisations may apply.

The total budget is USD 6.9 million to fund three awards. Grants are worth up to USD 1m per year for a maximum period of three years.

More Info (grants.nih.gov)

Sunday 30th September 2018

Research project grants on humanities, social sciences and library science in Namibia and southern Africa

Carl Schlettwein Foundation | Carl Schlettwein Stiftung, CH

hese support research projects and events with a focus on Namibia or southern Africa.

More Info (en.carlschlettweinstiftung.ch)

Thursday 27th September 2018

Higher Education Partnerships in sub-Saharan Africa (HEPSSA)

Established by the Royal Academy of Engineering

The Higher Education Partnerships in sub-Saharan Africa Programme (HEPSSA) – supported by the Anglo American Group Foundation and the UK Government through the Global Challenges Research Fund – was established by the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2016, following the successful pilot scheme, Enriching Engineering Education Programme.

By forming and strengthening relationships between academia and industry, the programme 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.

To maximise the impact of this collaboration, the programme is implemented through a ‘hub and spoke’ model. The Hub universities are funded to undertake bilateral secondments with local industry partners, and in turn, share their experiences with a larger number of Spoke universities through a series of knowledge sharing workshops and reports.

More Info (raeng.org.uk)

Tuesday 18th September 2018

Innovating for HIV Impact- the south African innovations accelerator

US Agency for International Development, US, maximum award: USD 1,500,000

This aims to catalyse the development of innovative approaches and technologies that will enable South Africa to mitigate the spread and impact of HIV and ultimately reach HIV epidemic control. Fourteen awards worth between USD 200,000 and USD 1.5 million each are available.

More Info (grants.gov)

Wednesday 12th September 2018

Developing innovative veterinary solutions for the fight against antimicrobial resistance

International Development Research Centre, INT

The Canadian institutes of Health Research, in partnership with the UK government’s Global AMR Innovation Fund, invites proposals for its call on developing innovative veterinary solutions for the fight against antimicrobial resistance. This supports research that will develop innovative veterinary solutions focused on product development to reduce therapeutic, and prevent non-therapeutic, antimicrobial use by farmers in developing countries, while still protecting animal health and welfare. Research will be expected to address and understand the local contexts and realities that drive antibiotic use patterns on farms in developing countries.

At least one of the administering institutions should be based in a low or middle-income country and the research team must include at least one researcher from an institution based in a LMIC as principle investigator or co-applicant. Applicants from academia, private and public sector organisations with a strong research focus are eligible to apply.

The total budget is worth CAD 22 million. Up to 10 grants are available, each worth between CAD 1m to CAD 3m for up to 33 months.

More Info (idrc.ca)

Tuesday 11th September 2018

Public Engagement - Small Grants

Wellcome Trust. GB

This fund enables individuals and organisations to use creative approaches in engaging the public with health research.

Applicants can apply from UK, Republic of Ireland, Low- and middle-income countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and East Asia and Pacific.

Level of funding: £25,000 to £3 million
Duration of funding:Up to 3 years

More Info (ellcome.ac.uk)

Friday 31st August 2018

TWAS-CSIR Postgraduate Fellowship Programme

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) of India and TWAS have established a number of fellowships for foreign scholars from developing countries who wish to pursue research toward a PhD in emerging areas of science and technology for which facilities are available in the laboratories and institutes of the CSIR.

01-Agricultural Sciences
02-Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
03-Biological Systems and Organisms
04-Medical and Health Sciences incl. Neurosciences
05-Chemical Sciences
06-Engineering Sciences
07-Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences
08-Mathematical Sciences
09-Physics

More Info (twas.org)

Friday 31st August 2018

TWAS-DBT Postgraduate Fellowship Programme

The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) of the Ministry of Science and Technology in India, and TWAS have established a fellowship programme for foreign scholars from developing countries who wish to pursue research towards a PhD in biotechnology.

More Info (twas.org)

Friday 31st August 2018

TWAS-ICCBS Postgraduate Fellowship Programme

The International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) — comprising the H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry and the Dr. Panjwani Centre for Molecular and Drug Research in Karachi, Pakistan — and TWAS offer fellowships to young scientists from developing countries (other than Pakistan) who wish to pursue research towards a PhD in chemical and biological sciences.

01-Agricultural Sciences
02-Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
03-Biological Systems and Organisms
04-Medical and Health Sciences incl. Neurosciences
05-Chemical Sciences

More Info (twas.org)

Friday 31st August 2018

TWAS-USM Postgraduate Fellowship Programme

For young scientists from developing countries (other than Malaysia) who wish to pursue studies towards a PhD degree in the natural sciences at the Universiti Sains Malaysia.

01-Agricultural Sciences
02-Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
03-Biological Systems and Organisms
04-Medical and Health Sciences incl. Neurosciences
05-Chemical Sciences
06-Engineering Sciences
07-Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences
08-Mathematical Sciences
09-Physics

More Info (twas.org)

Saturday 25th August 2018

Visiting fellowship programme African Studies Centre Leiden, NL

This allows researchers to spend three months at the African Studies Centre in Leiden. Fellowships include return tickets, accommodation, a daily stipend for living expenses, insurance and the use of office and library facilities for 90 days.

Preference will be given to applicants based in Africa. ‘Africa’ here refers to the member states of the African Union. ‘Based in’ Africa is understood to mean having lived in Africa during at least two of the last four years; and
Emphasis will be placed on the quality, intended outputs and feasibility of the research project proposed for the fellowship.

More Info (ascleiden.nl)

Wednesday 15th August 2018

Community-Led Strategies for Creative and Heritage-Based Interventions in Sub-Saharan Africa

Arts and Humanities Research Council, GB and other funders

The Arts and Humanities Research Council, under its Network Plus programme, in collaboration with the Antislavery Knowledge Network at the University of Liverpool, invites applications for its community-led strategies for creative and heritage-based interventions in Sub-Saharan Africa funding opportunity. This supports innovative approaches from the arts and humanities to address how slavery is a core development challenge in Sub-Saharan Africa. Projects should explore the ways in which participatory arts-based strategies, rooted in heritage and memory, can empower Global South communities to play a central role in tackling contemporary slavery.

More Info (ahrc.ukri.org)

Tuesday 31st July 2018

Hideyo Noguchi africa prize- medical research

Cabinet Office of Japan, JP

This recognises individuals with achievements in the field of medical research who have combated infectious and other diseases in Africa. The prize includes JPY 100 million.

More Info (cao.go.jp)

Tuesday 31st July 2018

Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize- Medical Services

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, JP

This recognises medical services that combat infectious and other diseases in Africa, thus contributing to the health and welfare of the African people and of all humankind. The prize includes JPY 100 million.

More Info (cao.go.jp)

Tuesday 31st July 2018

Intimate partner violence initiative

Innovations for Poverty Actions, US

This supports researchers working on randomised evaluations to conduct research to help expand the evidence base on what works in reducing intimate partner violence in low income countries. Funding is worth up to USD 300,000.

More Info (poverty-action.org)

Tuesday 31st July 2018

TWAS-SN Bose Postgraduate Fellowship Programme

TWAS and the S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences in Kolkata, India have agreed to offer fellowships to young foreign scientists from developing countries who wish to pursue research towards a PhD in physical sciences.

05-Chemical Sciences
08-Mathematical Sciences
09-Physics

More Info (twas.org)

Monday 30th July 2018

AIMS Small Research Grants in Climate Change Science

African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, ZA

This supports projects that are likely to make a tangible impact and that make substantive use of mathematical concepts to provide solutions to climate change issues in Africa. Grants are worth up to USD 10,000 for six to 12 months.

More Info (nexteinstein.org)

Monday 23rd July 2018

The Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation 2018/19

Open for Applications

The Africa Prize is open for applications from innovators with an engineering technology that addresses a key social or environmental challenge in sub-Saharan Africa.
16 shortlisted engineering innovators from across sub-Saharan Africa
Eight months of remote and in-person training and mentoring
Three residential training weeks (fully funded)
Communications support and professional photography
Pitch at St James’ Palace, London, in front of an influential audience
Four finalists, who share the £55,000 Prize
Women particularly encouraged to apply

More Info (raeng.org.uk)

Friday 13th July 2018

Adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights programme

Humanist Institute for Cooperation with Developing Countries, NL

The Humanist Institute for Cooperation with Developing Countries is a non-governmental organisation that seeks to contribute to a free, fair and sustainable world in which citizens have equal access to the resources and opportunities for their development. Hivos provides financial, political and advisory support to NGOs in Africa, Asia, Latin America and south-east Europe.

This supports the development of innovative ways to address the key challenges that young people and adolescents face in accessing sexual and reproductive health rights services in Southern and East Africa. Grants are worth up to USD 100,000 each.

Friday 13th July 2018

Commonwealth Masters scholarships in South Africa

These enable students from Commonwealth countries to study in South Africa. Four scholarships with a duration of up to two years are available, covering full tuition, a return economy flight, an arrival allowance and a stipend. For more information about eligibiliy and participating institutions in South Africa, visit the scholarship website.

More Info (acu.ac.uk)

Tuesday 10th July 2018

Combatting Wildlife Trafficking in Sub Saharan Africa

US Department of State, US

This supports projects combating wildlife trafficking based in sub-Saharan Africa that will build upon civilian law enforcement capabilities. A total of 12 grants are available, each worth up to USD 850,000 for up to two years.

More Info (grants.gov)

Friday 6th July 2018

Countering Wildlife trafficking in West Africa

US Department of State, US

This supports combating wildlife trafficking projects in Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote D’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Niger, Nigeria, and Togo. Grants are worth between USD 400,000 and USD 1.25 million each.

More Info (grants.gov)

Monday 2nd July 2018

Transparency and accountability for inclusive development in Mozambique

The Department for International Development invites tenders for its call on transparency and accountability for inclusive development in Mozambique. This supports initiatives that contribute to improved human development outcomes and reduced corruption in Mozambique. The aim is to increase government transparency, accountability and responsiveness to citizen demands, including through better allocation of resources and more inclusive planning and decision-making processes. The objectives are:

•improving the quality of basic services, by strengthening civic engagement and accountability in the provision of basic services at local, provincial and national level, with funding worth £7 million;

•promoting transparency and fighting corruption, by working with Mozambican civil society organisations promoting transparency and integrity and combatting corruption through research and advocacy.

The contract is worth £10 million over six years, commencing on 7 December 2018.

More Info (supplierportal.dfid.gov.uk)

Sunday 1st July 2018

African career accelerator awards

Francis Crick Institute, GB

The Francis Crick Institute, with funding from the Global Challenges Research Fund, invites applications for its African career accelerator awards. These provide fellowships for African postdoctoral researchers aiming to make the transition to becoming an independent researcher and launching their own research group. The scope of the research theme is the infectious diseases associated with poverty, with an emphasis on tuberculosis, malaria and HIV/AIDS, but also encompassing neglected tropical diseases or non-communicable diseases with an infection component. Fellowships will be partly undertaken at the Crick Institute and partly at one of the following five African partner universities:

•University of Ghana;

•Stellenbosch University (South Africa);

•University of Cape Town (South Africa);

•Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine;

•Medical Research Unit/Uganda Virus Research Institute and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Uganda Research Unit.

Applicants must be citizens of an African nation, hold a PhD and have more than two but no more than six years of postdoctoral research experience. Exceptions can be made in the case of an outstanding track record supported by publication and employment history.

More Info (crick.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)

Wednesday 20th June 2018

African Independent Researchers (FLAIR) Fellowships


Future Leaders – African Independent Researchers (FLAIR) Fellowships are for talented African early career researchers who have the potential to become leaders in their field. These fellowships provide the opportunity to build an independent research career in a sub-Saharan African institution and to undertake cutting-edge scientific research that will address global challenges facing developing countries.

Each FLAIR Fellowship will be for two years initially and will offer up to £150,000 per year, alongside a programme of support to develop fellows as independent research leaders including training and mentoring, and opportunities to network both regionally and with the UK and to develop international collaborations.

This is a partnership between the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) and the Royal Society, supported by the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).

More Info (aasciences.ac.ke)

Tuesday 12th June 2018

Africa Centres for Disease Control - various vacancies

The Africa Africa Centres for Disease Control (CDC) has 18 vacancies listed with application closing dates from 21 May to 12 June.

Several high-profile positions are open, including that of deputy director and the head of divisions for disease control and prevention, management and administration, and public health institutes and research.

Among other vacancies are regional coordinators to be based in Egypt, Gabon, Kenya, and Zambia. The majority of the new positions will be based at the centre’s headquarters at the African Union in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.

More Info (aucareers.org)

Thursday 31st May 2018

Global Leap Off-Grid Cold Chain Challenge for sustainable technologies for cold storage of food

The Global LEAP Off-Grid Cold Chain Challenge (OGCCC) is an international competition to identify and promote the most energy-efficient, sustainable and cost-effective technologies that can meet the cold storage requirements for fresh fruits, vegetables and dairy products in the following countries: Burkina Faso, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.

The Challenge was developed in partnership with Energy 4 Impact and support from the UK Department for International Development through the Ideas to Impact Programme to stimulate off-grid cold chain refrigeration for farmers and small traders, enabling better commercialisation of agricultural produce.

More Info (globalleap.org)

Thursday 31st May 2018

John Lawson Prize

This recognises the best article on a topic of obstetrics or gynaecology derived from work carried out in Africa between the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn. The prize is worth £150.

More Info (rcog.org.uk)

Thursday 31st May 2018

Orange Social Venture Prize Africa & Middle East 2018

The contest aims to reward the best innovative and socially responsible business projects in Africa and the Middle East. This 8th edition unfolds in two phases: first the candidates participate to a national competition, then an international jury gives a grand prize to the best national winners. At both the national and international step, the viewers of this site can vote to add a name to the jury shortlist. The projects providing content services are automatically reviewed for a chance to receive the Orange Content special prize. Don't wait anymore, go for it, apply!

More Info (entrepreneurclub.orange.com)

Wednesday 30th May 2018

British Academy

Sustainable development programme

The British Academy, under the Global Challenges Research Fund, invites applications for its sustainable development programme. This supports researchers in the humanities and the social sciences working to generate evidence on the challenges and opportunities faced in developing countries and respond to the sustainable development goals. The aim is to fund policy-oriented UK research, aimed at addressing the UN’s 2030 agenda for sustainable development and advancing the UK’s aid strategy.

More Info (britac.ac.uk)

Wednesday 30th May 2018

Royal Society international exchanges scheme

Standard programme

The Royal Society invites applications for the standard programme of its international exchanges scheme. This stimulates new collaborations within the natural sciences between scientists in the UK and overseas. The scheme covers all areas of the natural sciences including physics, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, engineering, agricultural, biological and medical research, geography and experimental psychology.

Both the UK and partner country project leader must have completed a PhD or have extensive experience at an equivalent level, and hold a permanent or fixed-term contract for the duration of the award at an eligible university or research institute in their country. Retired scientists who are still active in science must submit their application through an eligible UK institute.

More Info (royalsociety.org)

Friday 25th May 2018

Senior Africa curatorship at the British Museum, UK

The British Museum is looking to recruit an experienced, energetic and dedicated individual to undertake research into, and make publicly accessible, the outstanding African collections of the British Museum as a curator in the Museum’s Department of Africa, Oceania and the Americas. The Africa collections (numbering around 100,000 objects) incorporate early pictorial material as well as significant ethnographic, historical, archaeological and contemporary art collections.

Over the last ten years the Museum’s Africa Programme has developed collaborative partnerships with museums and heritage institutions on the African continent. The individual appointed to this role should have considerable experience working with partners in Africa and be committed to supporting this important aspect of the role.

More Info (britishmuseum.org)

Tuesday 15th May 2018

Elliott P Skinner book award

Association for Africanist Anthropology, US

This recognises a book which best furthers both the global community of Africanist scholars and the wider interests of the African continent. The award is worth USD 1,000.

More Info (afaa.americananthro.org)

Monday 14th May 2018

Africa food prize

Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, KE

This recognises an individual or institution whose contributions to African agriculture are forging a new era of sustainable food security and economic opportunity for all Africans. The prize is worth USD 100,000.

More Info (africafoodprize.org)

Wednesday 9th May 2018

UK-Kenya Joint Partnership on Non-Communicable Diseases

The Medical Research Council (MRC) and the National Research Foundation (NRF) of Kenya are pleased to invite research proposals to the Newton Fund’s UK-Kenya Joint Partnership on Non-Communicable Diseases

This initiative will provide funding for high quality collaborative research projects focused on addressing non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Kenya.

In total, up to £2.2m will be made available for this initiative: up to £1.5m from the UK and up to £700k from Kenya.

Click here for more information and to apply.

Wednesday 2nd May 2018

Affordable, Accessible, and Appealing: The Next Generation of Nutrition (Round 21)

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's Global Grand Challenges Call for Proposals

The goal is to advance innovative technologies to enhance the availability and accessibility of affordable, nutritious foods for low-income consumers, working within the key constraint that these innovations must be relevant to market-based food systems in low and middle-income countries. Overall, the target population is young women, mothers, and children from 6-23 months of age. Accordingly, the proposed technologies funded must not undermine exclusive breastfeeding in the first six months of life.

Read more.

Wednesday 2nd May 2018

Innovations in Immunization Data Management, Use, and Improved Process Efficiency (Round 21)

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's Global Grand Challenges Call for Proposals

Within this call to promote the effective use of timely and relevant data to drive programmatic performance, and thus increase the number of children vaccinated globally, Clobal Grand Challenges is looking for innovative ideas in the following specific areas:

  • Innovative ideas for improving the measurement approaches for immunization data (e.g., process, equity, coverage indicators) with a focus on data use by program managers, triangulation across data sources, and methods to measure and quantify data use.
  • Novel approaches for improving process efficiency that will lead to improved quality of service delivery.

Read more.

Wednesday 2nd May 2018

Tools and Technologies for Broad-Scale Disease Surveillance of Crop Plants in Low-Income Countries (Round 21)

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's Global Grand Challenges Call for Proposals

The goal of this topic is to solicit innovative tools and technologies for crop pests and disease surveillance over large geographic regions in low-income countries. We are looking for tools and approaches that have the potential to transform crop pest and disease surveillance globally, with a focus on low-income countries. Ideas that result in increased coverage of geographic area will be prioritized over ideas that increase diagnostic accuracy. Ideas that are applicable or adaptable to multiple crops and diseases/pests will be prioritized over ideas that are specific to only one crop or pathogen.

Read more.

Wednesday 2nd May 2018

UK-South Africa Joint Initiative on Mental Health

The MRC, the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) are pleased to invite research proposals to the UK-South Africa mental health initiative.

This Newton Fund initiative will provide funding for high quality collaborative research projects focused on addressing mental health in South Africa.

In total, up to ~£3.43m/ ZAR 56m over three years will be made available for this initiative.

As this is a joint UK/SAMRC initiative, applicants must submit their application to the UK MRC via the Je-S system, but, if successful, the SAMRC will be the awarding body. UKMRC funds will be transferred to the SAMRC, and SAMRC will contract directly with the SA institutions. The SA PI’s institution will then subcontract to the UK PI’s institution to facilitate funds transfer to the UK partner.

Read the full request for proposals here.

Monday 30th April 2018

African Union women in science Masters and PhD studentships

2018 Call for Applications

The African Union (AU) is looking for applications for its programme to promote masters and PhD study by women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. 

The programme awards tuition funding for masters or PhD study at a host university, a US$500 monthly stipend, and a further annual US$500 for books and travel expenses. Successful applicants will also receive US$1,000 to purchase a computer and accessories.

Only women researchers who are citizens of an AU member state can apply. Masters applicants must be younger than 35 and PhD applicants younger than 40.

Read more.

Monday 30th April 2018

Postdoctoral fellowship at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), Tanzania

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), invites applications for their postdoctoral fellowship in Subsaharan Africa. This enables post-doctoral mathematicians to spend time at the AIMS in Tanzania.

Applicants must have completed their PhD degree not more than six years ago, be current or prospective teaching or research staff at a university or research institution in Sub-Saharan Africa, and be invited by AIMS. Nationals of African countries are prioritised.

Read more.

Monday 30th April 2018

Virdee Grant, Institute of Physics, GB

The IOP is looking to award a number of small grants (£500 to £2,000) in 2018 that will enable members of the physics community based in the UK and Ireland to undertake activities that will support the development of science and technology in sub-Saharan Africa.

The grants can be used as travel awards, to purchase material/software/equipment, to pay for services for existing collaborations, or preferably for kick-starting new initiatives.

More Info (iop.org)

Wednesday 28th March 2018

African Association for Health Professions education and research (R25 clinical trials not allowed)

Letter of Intent Due Date February 28, 2018

This supports research education activities that complement or enhance the training of a workforce to meet Africa's biomedical, behavioural and clinical research needs by supporting the establishment of an African Association for Health Professions Education and Research. Funding is worth up to USD 750,000 per year over five years.

Maximum award: USD 3,750,000

More Info (grants.nih.gov)

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)

Wednesday 21st March 2018

British Ecological Society grants - Ecologists in Africa programme

From January 2018 Ecologists in Africa Grant will open twice per year.

Applicants must be citizens of an African country, have at least a masters degree and work at a research institution on the continent. Projects last for 18 months with funding of £8,000 (US$12,100). Researchers can apply for a further £2,000 for travel. Research must be conducted in Africa.
Projects can be in any area of ecology except for research solely on agriculture, forestry and bioprospecting.
Winners for the call will be announced in May.

More Info (britishecologicalsociety.org)

Friday 16th March 2018

'PEER' Women in Science Mentoring Program

Targeting female STEM faculty

Female faculty members in any field of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) from 17 African countries can participate in the 2018 Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) programme, a mentorship initiative funded by the United States Agency for International Development and administered by America’s National Academy of Sciences.

The latest call is targeted at post-doctoral fellows in Sub-Saharan Africa and select Arab world countries, the priority being African countries where, according to the US academy, the least number of women participate in peer calls for funding.

More Info (sites.nationalacademies.org)

Thursday 15th March 2018

SACEMA Postdoctoral Fellowship

Call for applications

The South African Centre for Epidemiological Modelling and Analysis (SACEMA) is a national research centre dedicated to modelling and analysis to improve health in South Africa and across the African continent. Trained in mathematics, biology, physics, economics, statistics, and epidemiology, SACEMA bridges disciplines to understand disease dynamics and improve real-world outcomes. SACEMA was founded in 2006 as a DST-NRF Centre of Excellence and is hosted at Stellenbosch University in South Africa's Western Cape.

SACEMA is currently accepting applications for its second cohort in the SACEMA Postdoctoral Fellowship programme. 

More Info (sacema.org)

Wednesday 14th March 2018

Newton advanced fellowships – Brazil, China, Mexico and South Africa

Royal Society, GB

Applications may address any subject within the natural sciences, including physics, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, engineering, agricultural, biological and medical research, the scientific aspects of archaeology, geography and experimental psychology, and clinical or patient-oriented research.

Applicants from Brazil, China, Mexico and South Africa may apply, with a co-applicant from the UK. The applicant must be working as an independent researcher at an overseas institution and must not have more than 15 years of post-doctoral research experience. All applicants must have a PhD or equivalent research experience, and hold a permanent or fixed-term contract in an eligible university, academic research organisation or publicly-funded or non-profit research institution. Female applicants are encouraged to apply.

These enable international researchers to establish and develop collaborations with the UK, with the intention of transferring knowledge and research capabilities. Fellowships are worth up to £37,000 per year for up to three years.

Maximum award: £111,000
Closing date: 14 Mar 18 (recurring)

More Info (royalsociety.org)

Wednesday 14th March 2018

Newton mobility grants – Brazil, Malaysia, Mexico, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey and Vietnam

British Academy, GB

These enable international researchers based in Brazil, Mexico, South Africa and Turkey to establish and develop collaboration with UK researchers around a specific jointly defined research project in any discipline of the social sciences and humanities. Grants are worth up to £20,000 each for one year.

The British Academy, through the Newton Fund, invites applications for the Newton mobility grants.These one-year awards are particularly suited to initiate new collaborative partnerships, between scholars who have not previously worked together, or new initiatives between scholars who have collaborated in the past.

The grants intend to strengthen the research capacity/capability of, and contribute to promoting economic development and social welfare in, the overseas country. The awards will also initiate the development of longer-term links between the overseas and UK researchers.

Awards might include a range of related activities, but mobility (in the form of visits and exchanges, etc.) should form an integral part of proposals. The main purpose of the funding is to cover travel and maintenance costs, although costs related to other eligible activities will be considered. Partnerships including a training element and involving scholars in the early stages in their career will be looked on favourably.

More Info (britac.ac.uk)

Tuesday 13th March 2018

Royal Society of Chemistry International Exchanges Awards

The Royal Society of Chemistry International Exchanges Awards are available through the International Exchanges Standard programme and are for collaborations between researchers in the UK and those in sub-Saharan Africa (excluding South Africa), working on projects in the field of Chemistry. Up to £12,000 is available for 2-year projects for travel and subsistence, including a maximum of £2,000 for research expenses.

The application deadline is 13 March 2018, 15:00 UK time. 

More Info (royalsociety.org)

Monday 12th March 2018

Enhancing capacity for strategic and applied research activities in support of control and elimination of malaria and neglected tropical diseases

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), US

This supports critical implementation projects, with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and Haiti, under components A and B: malaria and neglected tropical diseases respectively. Up to four grants are available, each worth up to USD 8.3 million for five years.

Maximum award: USD 8,300,000

More Info (grants.gov)

Sunday 11th March 2018

Africa Oxford (AfOx) Visiting Fellows Program

AfOx, an initiative to bring African researchers to the United Kingdom's University of Oxford, is calling for applications for fellowships. 

The AfOx Visiting Fellows Program is designed to enhance academic mobility and network building. The program supports African scholars and researchers working in any discipline to spend periods of flexible time in Oxford, for example as sabbatical leave for utilising library or other university facilities or undertaking or planning collaborative research with Oxford based colleagues. Applicants should provide details of an Oxford university host i.e. someone with an academic/research post in Oxford in the applicant’s field of interest who will work with them to maximise the usefulness of the time spent in Oxford. This may be an existing academic collaborator or a new potential collaborator with whom the applicant has established contact before applying for the Fellowship.

Obtain more information about the program at http://www.afox.ox.ac.uk/afox-visiting-fellows-program.

Friday 9th March 2018

Edgar Pam fellowship

Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, GB

This enables young graduates from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa or the UK to pursue postgraduate study in the UK within the fields of minerals and mining. The fellowship is tenable for one year and is worth up to £2,000.

More Info (iom3.org)

Thursday 1st March 2018

King Baudouin Development Proze

Maximum award: €200,000

The King Baudouin African Development Prize rewards outstanding contributions to development in Africa, initiated and led by Africans. The Prize also seeks to draw public attention to the many inspirational stories, including challenges and successes, emerging from the African continent. The prize supports innovative development initiatives in Africa that have improved the quality of life and enable local communities to be involved in their own development. The prize is worth €200,000.

More Info (africa-kbf.org)

Tuesday 27th February 2018

MRC/DFID African Research Leader scheme 2018

The African Research Leader Candidate – a rising star

Status: Open
Open date: 23 Nov 2017
Closing date: 27 Feb 2018 16:00 GMT

The MRC and the UK Department for International Development announce a further call for proposals for the prestigious African Research Leader awards.

This MRC/ DFID jointly funded scheme aims to strengthen research leadership across sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) by attracting and retaining exceptionally talented individuals who will lead high quality programmes of research on key global health issues pertinent to SSA. The African Research Leader (ARL) should be supported by an enthusiastic local research environment and by a strong linkage with a UK partner.

More Info (mrc.ac.uk)

Thursday 22nd February 2018

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars Program

2018 Call for Applications

The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR), a Canadian-based global organization, brings together 370 researchers from 18 countries to work in collaborative research programs that address some of the most complex challenges facing the world today. CIFAR is pleased to announce the 2018 Call for Applications to the CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars program: a new opportunity for exceptional early career researchers.

  • CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars receive $100,000 CDN in unrestricted research support.
  • A two-year membership in a CIFAR research program, a global network of top-tier research leaders
  • Opportunities to network, collaborate and form a community with colleagues from a range of disciplines
  • Mentorship from a senior researcher within a CIFAR research program
  • Specialized leadership and communications skills training, and support to put skills into action.

Eligibility: Applicants can be from anywhere in the world, must hold a PhD (or equivalent) and be within the first five years of a full-time academic appointment. Scholars' research interests must be aligned with the themes of an eligible CIFAR research program. 

Deadline: Applications must be submitted before 22nd February 2018.

More information: Visit http://www.cifar.ca/global-scholars.

Monday 19th February 2018

Mark Wainberg Fellowship Programme: Experts in HIV service delivery

Two-year fellowships to five clinicians from sub-Saharan Africa

Those gaining the fellowships will spend one year in Europe and one year in Africa at clinical institutions. The programme will offer in-depth training for clinicians committed to careers in HIV clinical service delivery in sub-Saharan Africa with the aim of strengthening access to high-quality services for sub-Saharan Africa populations, with a client-centred service delivery approach.

More Info (iasociety.org)

Saturday 10th February 2018

Uganda-based Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture

Call for Post- Doctoral Fellowships: RU/2018/Post Doc RTP /01

Application are invited from former RUFORUM-Carnegie supported doctoral alumni for 2 year post-doctoral fellowships to be based at a university in Africa.

More Info (ruforum.files.wordpress.com)

Sunday 4th February 2018

ARPPIS-DAAD PhD scholarships for study at the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Kenya

Deadline for applications: 4th Feb 2018

The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Kenya, in partnership with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) In-Country/In-Region Scholarships Programme and African university partners, invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for PhD scholarships in the African Regional Postgraduate Programme in Insect Sciences (ARPPIS).

More Info (icipe.org)

Friday 2nd February 2018

Mawazo Institute call for social science fellowships for Women PhD students

Applications welcomed from women in any academic discipline, with a preference for development-related topics

African women pursuing a PhD in social science at any Kenyan university are eligible for one-year fellowships worth up to US$5,000 from Mawazo Institute, a non-profit research body based in the capital, Nairobi.

More Info (mawazoinstitute.org)

Wednesday 31st January 2018

EIGHT doctoral studentships at the University of Cologne,

Studentships attached to the new research centre of AFRICAN RURAL FUTURES

The studentships commence from April 2018, and applications must be received within the next two weeks from 22 January.

Tuesday 30th January 2018

https://www.mrc.ac.uk/funding/browse/hsri-5/health-systems-research-initiative-call-5/

Providing evidence to strengthen health systems in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs)

Research Grants: (Applications for research grants will be subject to a 2-stage review process. Only those successful at the outline stage will be invited to submit a full application and final funding decisions will be made in October 2018). The duration of a research grant is usually up to 3 years, with a maximum duration of 5 years. Small and larger-scale projects are invited. As a guide, applicants should note there is approx. £4m available for Research Grants under this call. Funders would like to fund 5-10 projects.

Foundation Grants: (Applications for foundation grants will be reviewed at the October 2018 panel meeting following which funding decisions will be announced). The duration of foundation grants is between 12-18 months, with a maximum budget of £200k each. 

More Info (mrc.ac.uk)

Tuesday 30th January 2018

PAMOJA4CHANGE

Call for proposals for capacity building in Kenya

Established in 1997, KCDF supports local community development initiatives through grant making and capacity building of local organizations. 

In an effort to assist communities pursue sustainable development and social justice, the foundation continues to partner with and facilitate the strengthening of local communities and their community organizations by: Building strong and credible institutions for sustainable development of communities; influencing and fostering favorable policy framework and an enabling environment for organized giving and social justice. KCDF makes this possible through carefully designed programmes under the following key thematic areas:

Livelihood, Climate Change Adaptation & Environment
Children, Education & Youth
Policy, Partnerships & Communication
Capacity Development & Organizational Development
WHAT IS THE BACKGROUND OF THE PROGRAMME / FUND?

The Local Fundraising Capacity Building Facility (Pamoja4Change Facility) is a competitive grant scheme for c a p a c i t y bui lding of Keny a n community based organizations and other qualified civil society organizations for successful local fundraising and resources mobilization.

The local partners propose their own local development projects and fundraise for 50% of their project budget locally. Focus is directed at local community projects that demonstrate financial and resources participation by the local community as well as potential for long term impact on the target groups – sustainable development. This matching grant facility is open to all qualified organizations in Kenya. Grants of Kshs 500,000 to Kshs 2,000,000 (being sum total of community and KCDF contributions) are awarded on a 1:1 grant matching model to successful applicants approved by the KCDF Board once each year.

More Info (kcdf.or.ke)

Monday 29th January 2018

Call for applications for short term grants to support research work - Makerere University

Makerere University in Uganda is asking scholars to apply for short-term grants that will support research work carried out over a maximum period of 6 months. 

The grants are funded under the existing Uganda-Sweden bilateral research support initiative. It will support 10 small or pilot-scale research projects with grants of up to USh15 million (US$4,200) each.


Proposals are welcome in any field of study, but must come from academic staff working at Makerere or other universities taking part in the bilateral initiative, said an announcement from the university.

The current phase of the initiative, from 2015 to 2020, is being implemented by five partner universities: Makerere, Kyambogo , Busitema, Gulu and Mbarara.

More Info (news.mak.ac.ug)

Monday 29th January 2018

U.S. African Development Foundation

Grant application

The U.S. African Development Foundation invites proposals for grant financing and local support, from African enterprises, cooperatives, and producer groups with innovative solutions that extend their own capabilities to increase revenues, create jobs, improve farmer incomes, and achieve sustainable market-based growth.

Maximum award US $250,000

Proposals will only be accepted from registered agricultural cooperatives, small-scale producer groups, and agricultural processors working directly in the sectors and countries listed below.

More Info (usadf.gov)

Saturday 27th January 2018

One Health Networking and Careers day

9 a.m -6 p.m, Clare College, Cambridge CB2 1

One Health Networking and Careers day on **Saturday, January 27th from 9am - 6pm**!! Planned for the day are world renowned speakers, the chance to network with other likeminded people interested in the health and welfare of humans, animals, and the environment, as well as professional advice from experts in the field. Furthermore, these tickets are FREE and also include FREE lunch! Tickets will be released on a first come first serve basis this weekend, so be sure to grab one if you’re interested!!

More information will be supplied on the Facebook event page below; be sure to click attending to stay up to date with information about the event! :
https://www.facebook.com/events/1924317091164776/

More Info (facebook.com)

Friday 26th January 2018

Southern African Research and Innovation Management Association seeks a part-time project manager

SARIMA requires the services of a part-time Project Manager to co-ordinate, facilitate and implement activities and projects in South Africa and the rest of the SADC region.

More Info (sarima.co.za)

Tuesday 23rd January 2018

KEMRI postdoctoral social scientist

Tow-year position starting in April 2018

This is a 2 year position in the first instance, seeking an experienced post-doctoral social scientist who will develop and run a programme of work around the social science and ethics of research involving Controlled Human Infection Models, in which researchers expose participants in a controlled way to specific disease pathogens to study processes of infection and immunity. This work will focus on research in Kenya initially but may later involve other international sites.
The ideal candidate will be from East African or Africa more widely, but we will consider other applicants with significant and relevant experience in Global Health in Africa. The post will be based at KWTRP in Kilifi and affiliated to Oxford University, including the Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health and the Ethox Centre. The post is funded through the Global Health Bioethics Network.

More Info (careers.kemri-wellcome.org)

Friday 19th January 2018

Communications Manager

Recruitment

From either Cambridge, UK, or Nairobi, Kenya, you will lead and create innovative and impactful content for Africa's Voices projects as well as their external and internal channels. See more

Monday 15th January 2018

Applications for CAS/A.G.Leventis Foundation Visiting Fellowship now open!

Visiting Research Fellowship 2018-19

The Centre of African Studies invites applications for a Visiting Research Fellowship from candidates in all disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. The aim of the Fellowship is to enable the fellow to focus on a period of research and writing in Cambridge.

The appointment will take place from 1 October 2018 – 31 March 2019 and is non-renewable. The closing date for applications is 15 January 2018

More Info (african.cam.ac.uk)

Wednesday 10th January 2018

Women in WACREN -West and Central African Research and Education Network Physical computing in python

Lagos edition sponsorship

This enables female students and staff in computing and engineering to attend a five-day training workshop on physical computing, which will take place in January 2018 in Lagos, Nigeria. Selected international participants may be supported for travel or accommodation.

More Info (acren.net)

Monday 1st January 2018

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)

Friday 22nd December 2017

Finance Manager - Africa Voices

Recruitment

Based in thier Nairobi office, you will be critical in shaping and building robust financial management and accounting systems. Must have the right to work in Kenya. See more

Friday 22nd December 2017

ISNAD-Africa Mentoring for Research Programme for doctoral, master's and bachelor's degrees in African Universities.

Open to researchers on sustainable energy, environment and climate change

Shortlisted applicants can attend a 6-week online training  hosted by the Clean Energy Solutions Center, Colorado, United States. Upon completion of the training, submitted applications and performances at the online training will be assessed and used for final selection of mentees for the programme. Mentees will receive one-to-one mentoring support from experienced researchers and professionals from world-class organisations and institutions such as World Bank, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), Chatham House, Harvard University, among international organisations and institutions.

More Info (isnad-africa.org)

Friday 15th December 2017

East African Science and Technology Commission call for abstracts 2nd Regional E-Health & Telemedicine Workshop

The Ministerial Conference and Trade Exhibition, Kigali, Rwanda, May 2018

The commission, an organ of the East African Community, is partnering with the University of Rwanda’s Centre for Excellence in Biomedical Engineering and e-Health to stage the event. The theme of the conference is ‘Harnessing science, technology and innovation to transform healthcare delivery and accelerate attainment of the sustainable development goals in Africa’.
Abstracts must be submitted by 15 December.

More Info (easteco.org)

Friday 8th December 2017

The Kenya National Innovation Agency's Leaders in Innovation Programme 2017

Support to researchers with technical innovations to commercialise

The programme is a partnership with Kenya’s National Research Fund and the Royal Academy of Engineering in the United Kingdom. Innovators based at universities and research bodies in Kenya with innovations ready for up-scaling will be supported to commercialise their ideas through the programme.
Fellows will undergo a two-week training course in the UK starting February 2018. Those with promising proposals will get grants to commercialise their prototypes after the training, the innovation agency says.
Kenyans with research-based innovations in all fields including engineering, agricultural technology, biotechnology, ICT, materials science, and medical engineering can apply.

More Info (innovationagency.go.ke)

Thursday 30th November 2017

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)

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)

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 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

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)

Wednesday 15th November 2017

INGSA Research Associate Grant Programme

Submission deadline 15 November 2017

The International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA) is a collaborative platform for policy makers, practitioners, national academies, and academics to share experience, build capacity and develop theoretical and practical approaches to the use of scientific evidence in informing policy at all levels of government.

In line with this mission, INGSA is offering six professional development and research grants of €15,000 each, to support early-to-mid career researchers or policy practitioners in Low and Middle Income Countries. 

Submission deadline: 15 November 2017

More Info (ingsa.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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Friday 13th October 2017

Clinical trials to reduce health inequities in pregnant women, newborns and children

The purpose of this call is to accelerate the adaption and/or optimisation of treatment and prevention products (excluding vaccines) for PRDs in sub-Saharan Africa for use in pregnant women, newborns and/or children. This call is restricted to the following diseases: HIV, malaria, tuberculosis, diarrhoeal diseases and lower respiratory infections.

Proposals should focus on adaption of existing medicines, including off-patent products, to the specific needs of pregnant women, newborns and/or children. Proposals should typically include one (or more) clinical trials conducted in sub-Saharan Africa to assess the pharmacokinetics, efficacy and safety, and/or the development of age-appropriate formulations.

More Info (edctp.org)

Monday 9th October 2017

Development i-Teams

Development i-Teams investigates ways in which real Cambridge innovations could be used in the developing world to improve people’s lives in a sustainable way.

Apply by Monday October 9th for the Development i-Teams course.

More Info (iteamsonline.org)

Wednesday 4th October 2017

East African science hub offers bioinformatics training

The course will be held at the Biosciences eastern and central Africa-International Livestock Research Institute hub from 4 to 13 October.

Twenty places are available. However, only a small number will be given financial support to attend.

Applicants who can fully or partly pay for their attendance will be given preference, as will women.
Online applications should be sent by 20 August. Those selected will be notified by 27 August.

More Info (hub.africabiosciences.org)

Saturday 30th September 2017

International Plant Nutrition Institute Award

A global non-profit organisation promoting the responsible use of plant nutrients like phosphates and nitrogen is calling for nominations for its annual science prize. The International Plant Nutrition Institute Science Award recognises scientists for their work in the ecological intensification of crop production. IPNI members are big players in the plant nutrient industry and fertiliser associations.
The winner will receive US$5,000. Crop scientists, agronomists and soil or food scientists anywhere in the world can be nominated.
All nominations must be in English and must be submitted by 30 September. At least three nominations are needed to be eligible.
- See more

More Info (ipni.net)

Thursday 14th September 2017

Joint Global Health Trials scheme

Call 8

The UK Department for International Development (DFID), the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) the UK Medical Research Council (MRC), and the Wellcome Trust are pleased to announce the launch of the eighth call for proposals under this initiative to fund global health trials.

More Info (mrc.ac.uk)

Thursday 14th September 2017

Joint Global Health Trials scheme – call 8

The UK Department for International Development (DFID), the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) the UK Medical Research Council (MRC), and the Wellcome Trust are pleased to announce the launch of the eighth call for proposals under this initiative to fund global health trials.DFID, MRC, NIHR and the Wellcome Trust will make up to £20 million available  for the eighth call to be launched under the joint global health trials partnership.

The purpose of this scheme is to provide funding for the best proposals to generate new knowledge about interventions that will contribute to the improvement of health in low and middle income countries.

The scheme will give priority to proposals that are likely to produce implementable results and that are designed to address the major causes of mortality or morbidity in low and middle income countries. For call 8, the joint funders would like to stress that applications must engage with the potential of research for future implementation and impact for policy. Stakeholders, such as policy makers, should be engaged throughout the research process in order to ensure trial results are implementable, scalable and in line with policy needs.

More Info (mrc.ac.uk)

Tuesday 5th September 2017

Treatment innovations for poverty-related diseases

€30 million call

The purpose of this call is to provide funding for the clinical evaluation and development of new and innovative drug candidates for HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, diarrhoeal infections or lower respiratory infections, including co-infections.

Proposals should include at least one clinical trial (phase I-III) in sub-Saharan Africa to evaluate the safety, dosage, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and/or efficacy of a new candidate drug product. The candidate drug should consist of active substance(s) or biologicals that have not previously been authorised anywhere in a medicinal product.

More Info (edctp.org)

Tuesday 5th September 2017

European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Programme

EDCTP is launching 11 calls for proposals in 2017 to support clinical research and capacity building in sub-Saharan Africa. These calls represent a total investment of more than € 156.5M to tackle poverty-related diseases (PRDs), including neglected one. There are various deadlines for stage 1 letters of intent and then stage 2 full proposal for each call.

More Info (edctp.org)

Friday 1st September 2017

Social policy in Africa conference travel grants

The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa invites abstracts for its travel grants for its 2017 social policy in Africa conference. These provide support for individuals presenting papers at the conference, to be held from 20 until 22 November 2017 at the University of South Africa in the City of Tshwane, South Africa.

More Info (newebsite.codesria.org)

Tuesday 22nd August 2017

Challenging intellectual property barriers that prevent access to treatment for people living with HIV

The AIDS Foundation invites proposals for its call on challenging intellectual property barriers that prevent access to treatment for people living with HIV. This supports projects that challenge intellectual property barriers that prevent access to treatment for people living with HIV in Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Myanmar, Vietnam and Ukraine. 

More Info (aidsfonds.org)

Tuesday 15th August 2017

IBRO-SIMONS computational neuroscience imbizo school grants

International Brain Research Organization, INT

The International Brain Research Organization invites applicants for its IBRO-SIMONS computational neuroscience imbizo school grants. These enable young researchers to attend a course with the aim of promoting awareness of computational neuroscience in Africa from 7 to 28 January 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa. Specific focus areas include higher order brain function, neural biophysics, plasticity and machine learning and computations in spiking networks.

More Info (ibro.info)

Sunday 13th August 2017

Africa Climate Change Fund launches second call for proposals

Grants of US $ 250,000 – US $ 1 million to scale-up access to climate finance and to support climate resilient, low carbon development in African countries

More Info (afdb.org)

Saturday 12th August 2017

Opportunities for Kenyan Economists

Kenyan nationals who wish to study for a PhD in economics can apply for fellowships from the African Economic Research Consortium.

The AERC is a non-profit organisation that promotes economic policy research and training in Africa. The fellowships are co-sponsored by the Kenyan government. A variety of economics fields are eligible, including agricultural, energy, environmental and natural resources, and infrastructure.


Only Kenyan citizens that have been admitted to one of eight partner universities are eligible. The universities are Cape Town and Witwatersrand in South Africa, Ibadan and Benin in Nigeria, Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, Yaoundé II in Cameroon, Nairobi in Kenya and Cocody in Ivory Coast. Applicants should have a relevant masters degree and at least one published academic paper in a reputable journal.
- See more

More Info (aercafrica.org)

Monday 7th August 2017

PhD & MSc Scholarships in Mechanical Engineering and Leather Technology at Dedan Kimathi University Kenya

More Info (dkut.ac.ke)

Tuesday 1st August 2017

One health - Accelerating Virus Research in East Africa

26-27th October Nairobi

The KEMRI-Wellcome Trust programme in Kenya is inviting abstracts for its fifth medical and veterinary virus research symposium. 

More Info (mvvr.org)

Tuesday 1st August 2017

The KEMRI-Wellcome Trust programme in Kenya is inviting abstracts for its fifth medical and veterinary virus research symposium

The October event’s theme is “One health - Accelerating Virus Research in East Africa”.


Papers are welcome on disease transmission dynamics, emerging diseases and control strategies, and host pathogen interactions.
 

More Info (mvvr.org)

Monday 31st July 2017

African Studies Review Pipeline for Emerging African Scholars Workshop In Collaboration with the African Studies Association of Africa

October 11, 2017 - University of Ghana, Legon

To stimulate, solicit, and further develop high quality journal submissions from Africa-based scholars under the close mentorship of senior Africanists from the continent and beyond. In collaboration with the ASAA the ASR will sponsor a PEAS workshop at the University of Ghana, Legon, on October 11, 2017. Scholars who wish to submit a proposal are, ideally, post-doctoral researchers, newly minted PhDs with works-in- progress currently underway, and soon-to-submit PhD students. Emerging scholars will have an opportunity to work closely with senior scholars to re-work a pre-circulated draft article.

More Info (as-aa.org)

Monday 31st July 2017

MRC/AHRC GCRF Global Public Health; Partnership Awards

The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) offers a unique opportunity for the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and Medical Research Council (MRC) to co-design a global public health initiative. This call seeks to bring together expertise in medical science and health interventions in developing countries, with an understanding of local knowledge, cultural dynamics, community engagement and trust. The call will fully launch in mid-February 2017 and be open to applications from mid-March 2017.

More Info (mrc.ac.uk)

Monday 31st July 2017

University of Pretoria postdoctoral fellowships

Call for applications

The University of Pretoria (UP) invites applications from excellent doctoral graduates for the Vice-Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme. These fellowships enable recent doctoral graduates to join the University as postdoctoral researchers and to develop their research skills and academic careers through participation in areas that align with the University's research strengths and strategic priorities. The fellowships will be awarded on a competitive basis and the candidates' previous achievements will be important criteria in identifying suitable fellows, as will the alignment of their research interests with identified institutional priorities.

More Info (up.ac.za)

Friday 28th July 2017

Forty zoonotics postgrad scholarships on offer in Tanzania

Tanzania’s Sokoine University of Agriculture - 2 postdoctoral,, 30 PhD and 8 MPhil/MSc awards

Tanzania’s Sokoine University of Agriculture is partnering with the Southern African Centre for Infectious Disease Surveillance to offer 40 postgraduate fellowships ranging from masters to post-doctoral level. 

This call is OPEN for competition by young scientists from Africa. Registration will be at either Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) or Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) in Tanzania, depending on area of research interest.

Programmes will concentrate on the broad areas of virology and microbiology, epidemiology, and social sciences, including viral diseases threats to human health, food security and livelihoods, neglected tropical diseases and community health security.
Fellowships will cover research expenses, tuition, travel and living stipends.

More Info (veterinary.suanet.ac.tz)

Thursday 27th July 2017

Global Challenges Research Fund – global engagement meetings

South Africa (Pretoria) Tuesday 5th-Wednesday 6th December 2017

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. The aim of these events is to showcase the opportunities available through GCRF, to bring together developing country and UK researchers and to discuss opportunities for maximising the contribution of GCRF research into policy and practice.

More Info (rcuk.ac.uk)

Thursday 27th July 2017

Skills Development Fellowship opportunities: July 2017

The MRC Skills Development Fellowship (SDF) scheme has for a number of years successfully supported many researchers in priority skills areas, in particular bringing together wider quantitative and biomedical skills. The SDF scheme aims to provide 3-year training fellowships that:

Support very early career researchers to explore and further develop their skills in a priority area in which they are already active or in which they are seeking training;

or

Support researchers at any career stage who wish to transform their career by developing new skills in a priority area.

More Info (mrc.ac.uk)

Thursday 27th July 2017

Support to Long-term Sustainable Ecosystem Management and Wildlife Law Enforcement in Transboundary Conservation Areas under the Cross-Regional Wildlife Conservation programme in Eastern and Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean

Call for concept note

This supports the identification and implementation of actions by stakeholders living in or adjacent to trans-frontier conservation areas aimed at promoting and strengthening the establishment and sustainable management of the TFCAs. Grants are worth between €800,000 and €1.2m and cover between 60 and 80 per cent of total eligible costs.

In the first instance, only concept notes  must be submitted for evaluation. Thereafter, lead applicants who have been pre-selected will be invited to submit a full application. 

More Info (ebgate.ec.europa.eu)

Monday 24th July 2017

Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation

The Africa Prize is now OPEN for applications and will close on 24 July 2017

The Africa Prize encourages ambitious and talented sub-Saharan African engineers from all disciplines to apply their skills to develop scalable solutions to local challenges, highlighting the importance of engineering as an enabler of improved quality of life and economic development. Crucial commercialisation support is awarded to a shortlist of innovative applicants through a six-month period of training and mentoring.

Following this period of mentorship, finalists are invited to present at an event held in Africa and a winner is selected to receive £25,000 along with runners-up, who are each awarded £10,000.

More Info (raeng.org.uk)

Saturday 15th July 2017

The Civil Society Leadership Awards

The Civil Society Leadership Awards (CSLA) provides fully-funded scholarships for master’s degree study to individuals who clearly demonstrate academic and professional excellence and a deep commitment to leading positive social change in their communities.

The awards are available on particular topics (see more information link) and to citizens of a number of countries including in Africa:

Democratic Republic of Congo
Egypt
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Libya
Republic of Congo
South Sudan
Sudan
Syria

More Info (opensocietyfoundations.org)

Monday 10th July 2017

Rwanda science and maths education research centre seeks PhDs

A University of Rwanda-based centre of excellence in mathematics and science education is calling for applications for scholarships from prospective PhD students, The scholarships include travel, tuition, as well as accommodation and living expenses of US$3,000 per year.

Students from any country in sub-Saharan Africa with a masters degree in mathematics, science or education can apply.
- See more 

More Info (ur.ac.rw)

Monday 10th July 2017

Three new awards for researchers in the developing world

TWAS has added a collection of three new awards to celebrate top researchers from the developing world. These prizes are targeted to key communities – women researchers and scientists from Africa and Least Developed Countries (LDCs). The awards are :

  • The TWAS-Abdool Karim Prize for women scientists in low-income African countries;
  • The TWAS-Samira Omar Innovation for Sustainability Prize, dedicated to scientists from the LDCs;
  • The TWAS-Fayzah Al-Kharafi Prize, dedicated to women scientists from science- and technology-lagging countries.

More Info (twas.org)

Saturday 1st July 2017

Visiting fellowship programme African Studies Centre Leiden, NL

The African Studies Centre Leiden invites applications for its visiting fellowship programme. This allows researchers to spend up to three months at the ASCL working on data analysis or writing, usually as part of a joint project with one or more ASCL staff members and Africanists at other institutes or faculties of Leiden University.

Applicants must hold a PhD with a focus on Africa and must be fluent in English or French. Applicants must have an active academic career, and must have published at least three articles or books that meet international standards within the last five years. Preference is given to candidates employed by an African research institute with which Leiden University has, or aspires to have, a memorandum of understanding.

Awards cover return tickets, accommodation, living expenses, medical insurance and the use of facilities. Fellowships are tenable for up to 90 days. In addition, fellows will be offered an optional one month visiting fellowship at a partner institute in Africa.

More Info (ascleiden.nl)

Friday 30th June 2017

Intimate partner violence initiative

The Innovations for Poverty Action, in collaboration with the International Rescue Committee, invites proposals for its intimate partner violence initiative. This supports researchers working on randomised evaluations to conduct research to help expand the evidence base on what works in reducing intimate partner violence in low income countries.

Researchers must be affiliated with a research institution or a university and either hold a PhD or be currently pursuing a PhD in a relevant social science discipline. The fund encourages research projects in developing countries. Projects in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, as well as applications from research teams with one or more researchers working full time in these regions, are particularly encouraged.

Funding is worth up to USD 300,000. Projects are expected to launch IPV-related component of their study before the end of 2017.

More Info (poverty-action.org)

Wednesday 28th June 2017

AREF Research Development Fellowships 2017

Third call for applications for AREF’s transformative Research Development Fellowships

The Programme aims to enhance the research competitiveness of emerging African researchers with leadership potential who are working on important challenges for human health in Africa. The Programme scope includes a broad range of science disciplines and health challenges. AREF is keen to attract more excellent proposals on important neglected tropical diseases – in particular on chronic ill-health and mental health – and in maternal, neonatal and infant health.

The Fellowship enables talented early-career researchers to develop their own research ideas and specialist skills, to grow their research relationships through collaboration and mentorship, and to work towards a major research funding proposal. An AREF Fellowship supports a developmental placement of three-to-nine months in a leading research organisation in Europe or Africa with time either side of the placement for preparation and follow-up.

The maximum award is 40,000 GB Pounds.  Read eligibility criteria

More Info (medicalresearchfoundation.org.uk)

Wednesday 28th June 2017

The State of Kenya

6-8 p.m Africa Research Institute, 55 Tufton Street, London, SW1P 3QL

Speakers:

Denis Galava, Former Managing Editor, Nation Media Group; Visiting Research Fellow, King’s College London

Ambreena Manji, Professor of Land Law and Development, Cardiff University; former Director, British Institute in Eastern Africa

Kwame Owino, Chief Executive Officer, Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA-Kenya)

On 8th August, Kenyans will elect a president, senators, members of the National Assembly, and county government representatives. Ahead of the polls, these three distinguished panellists will discuss the state of the media, land matters and the economy.

Saturday 24th June 2017

The Africa Food Prize (Yara International)

Aimed at help moving farming in Africa from a struggle to survive to a business that thrives, the Africa Food Prize was launched in Accra, Ghana in April 2016, and is a joint initiative by the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and Yara International. The USD 100,000 prize will recognise an individual/ institution whose contributions to African agriculture are forging a new era of sustainable food security.

More Info (yara.com)

Friday 23rd June 2017

Support to in-country civil society actors in conflict prevention, peace-building and crises preparedness in Kenya

This supports initiatives aimed at building sustainable in-country capacities in Kenya for effective conflict management, peace-building and crisis preparedness at both the national and regional level. Grants are worth a between €500,000 and €2 million each.

The Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (EuropeAid) invites proposals for its support to in-country civil society actors in conflict prevention, peace-building and crisis preparedness call. This supports initiatives aimed at building sustainable in-country capacities in Kenya for effective conflict management, peace-building and crisis preparedness at both the national and regional level. The call is divided into two lots:

•lot one, which aims to involve youth in leadership and conflict resolution issues, as well as preventing them from joining violent movements and armed groups, and including them in countering radicalisation and peace-building initiatives;

•lot two, which aims to better the protection of women and girls’ human rights and include them in conflict resolution, whilst advancing the Women Peace and Security agenda.

Actions should take place in Nairobi, the Coast region or the North East. Lead applicants should be all of the following; a legal person; non-profit-making; a civil society actor; established in a Member State of the EU or any other country; have been present in East Africa for at least four years. Co-applicants are obligatory and at least one of them should be established in Kenya. Applicants may act with affiliated entities who with whom they possess a structural link.

The overall budget allocated to this call is €4 million, with €2 million available for both lots. Grants are worth between €500,000 and €2 million each. Activities must last between 24 and 36 months.

More Info (ebgate.ec.europa.eu)

Thursday 22nd June 2017

Justice without lawyers in Nigeria: How Lagos fashioned an alternative to litigation

6-8 p.m 55 Tufton St London SW1P 3QL

Speakers:

Dr Emilia Onyema, Senior lecturer in international commercial law at SOAS, University of London

Dr Monalisa Ofure Odibo, Author of a doctoral thesis on the Lagos Multi-Door Courthouse (LMDC) scheme

Kehinde Aina (tbc), Founder of the LMDC; Partner at Aina Blankson LP; Founder of NCMG International

When the LMDC opened in 2002, it was Africa’s first court-connected Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) centre. Adapted from a concept first articulated by a Harvard law professor, but embracing indigenous dispute resolution practices, the LMDC was both innovative and rooted in Nigeria’s past. Fourteen states and the Federal Capital Territory (Abuja) have since replicated the model, which consistently resolves cases more quickly, cheaply and amicably than Nigeria’s congested courts.

More Info (africaresearchinstitute.org)

Wednesday 21st June 2017

Early Childhood Development funding call

British Council Funding Call (GCRF)

The British Academy has launched a new, competitive research funding call, the Early Childhood Development Programme, as part of the £1.5 billion Global Challenges Research Fund and in partnership with the Department for International Development (DfID).

The purpose of this interdisciplinary research programme is to fund the evidence that will inform the policies and interventions that will transform the life chances and destinies of children in their early years in lower- and middle-income countries. This Scheme will allow UK and overseas researchers, working with their partners in the Global South where relevant, to undertake projects to deliver research excellence with development impact. Research will be problem-focused and interdisciplinary, bringing together relevant disciplines to tackle the problem for maximum impact. Projects will need to demonstrate an innovative and interdisciplinary approach yielding new conceptual understanding in the field of early childhood development.

More Info (britac.ac.uk)

Tuesday 20th June 2017

Tropical Forestry Awards

The Tokyo-based International Tropical Timber Organization has opened a call for proposals for postgraduate fellowships in tropical forestry management. Only nationals of ITTO member countries can apply for the fellowships, which are worth a maximum of US$10,000 apiece.


Thirteen African countries are members of the organisation: Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, ​Congo-Brazzaville, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Mozambique and Togo.


To date, the scheme has awarded US$7.5 million in total. Nearly a third of its fellowships have been given to Africans. Applicants need to be early- or mid-career scientists. The deadline is 20 June.
- See more.

More Info (itto.int)

Monday 19th June 2017

PhD Training Fellowships for Women Scientists from Science and Technology Lagging Countries

The Fellowship is offered to women scientists from Science and Technology Lagging Countries (STLCs) to undertake PhD research in the Natural, Engineering and Information Technology sciences at a host institute in the South. Eligible countries of candidates include Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda among others.

More Info (owsd.net)

Friday 16th June 2017

Global Evidence Summit Bursaries

TDR is offering a limited number of bursaries to attend the Global Evidence Summit in Cape Town, South Africa, 13-16 September 2017. Researchers, policy-makers and others contributing to knowledge translation activities or evidence-to-policy work are invited to apply.

The Global Evidence Summit is an inter-sectoral and multi-disciplinary event exchanging ideas about how to generate, summarize and communicate evidence to inform and change policy and practice worldwide.

Five plenary sessions will feature regional and international speakers addressing key issues that highlight and promote evidence-based approaches to target resources to what works. Input from a multitude of perspectives is expected, including education, social and criminal justice, environment, gender health, health systems and clinical care and practice.

Preference will be given to those from low- and middle-income countries, working with neglected tropical diseases.

More Info (ho.int)

Thursday 15th June 2017

MRC/DFID/NIHR Call for research to improve adolescent health in LMIC settings

In 2016 the Medical Research Council (MRC), in partnership with the Department for International Development (DFID), successfully ran a pilot programme focusing on implementation research for improved adolescent health in lower and middle income countries. Five awards were made through this programme all of which have now started. Following the success of the pilot phase the joint funders, now joined by the Department of Health, National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), have launched the next phase of the activity.

Adolescence is a crucial time of life in which access to effective health care and preventive interventions can have a major impact on the health of individuals and their future families. The joint funders invite researchers to apply for funding to address questions of effectiveness and access to health interventions that will result in improved adolescent health in low and middle income countries (LMIC’s). Together the three funders have agreed to commit up to £10 million to this scheme.

More Info (mrc.ac.uk)

Wednesday 14th June 2017

KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Programme PhD Studentships

Admission to the PhD scheme is through winning a partial or full studentship in a competitive interview process.Those who win the full studentships are appointed for a 3 months pre-registration position during which they are assessed for their suitability for registration for PhD. Partial studentships are targeted at students who are already registered for PhD in local universities and provide support for the students to spend time at the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust carrying out their research project. Partial studentship will normally run for a shorter period than full studentships.

More Info (careers.kemri-wellcome.org)

Tuesday 13th June 2017

Royal Society of Chemistry International Exchanges Award

Royal Society of Chemistry International Exchanges Award are for collaborations between researchers in the UK and those in Sub-Saharan Africa (excluding South Africa), working on projects in the field of Chemistry.

Up to £12,000 is available for 2-year projects for travel and subsistence including a maximum of £2,000 for research expenses. Applications must be made through the International Exchanges – Standard Programme.

The application deadline is 13 June 2017. Further information can be found within the scheme notes and on The Royal Society International Exchanges webpage

More Info (royalsociety.org)

Tuesday 13th June 2017

Institutional Links grants - Newton Fund

Newton Utafiti Fund (Kenya) and Newton-Mosharafa (Egypt)

Newton Institutional Links aims to build UK-partner country research and innovation collaborations centred on shared research and innovation challenges which have direct relevance to social welfare and economic development.

This programme is designed to establish links beyond the level of the individual researcher and innovation practitioner, opening up opportunities for more sustainable, solution-oriented collaborations between academic groups as well as with the private and third sector (e.g. SMEs, NGOs, technology transfer offices and other not-for-profit organisations).

Applications can be submitted for collaborations between the UK and Brazil, Egypt, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Philippines and Thailand.

More Info (britishcouncil.org)

Tuesday 13th June 2017

Trilateral workshop grants UK, Kenya and South Africa - Newton Fund/Researcher Links

Newton Fund Researcher Links Trilateral Workshops bring together early-career researchers from the UK and two partner countries, to allow them to make international connections that can improve the quality of their research. The specific partner countries for this call are Kenya and South Africa.

Joint applications are made by senior researchers from the partner countries who lead the workshop. Once funded, grants are available for early-career researchers in the UK and the partner countries to attend and participate.

More Info (britishcouncil.org)

Wednesday 31st May 2017

AOSpine Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa short-term fellowships

The AO Foundation invites applications for its AOSpine Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa short-term fellowships. These provide additional experience for trained orthopaedic and neurosurgery residents interested in spinal surgery, familiarising fellows with the principles, indications, planning, techniques and complications of spinal surgery.

Applicants must be members of AOSpine and graduates of a spine programme or be in an orthopaedic or neurosurgery residency. They must previously have participated in an AOSpine event, but not been a recipient of an AO fellowship within the last two years. A fellowship cannot be done in a centre where the fellow already works.

The fellowships cover basic accommodation and meals for a period of one to 12 weeks.

More Info (aospine.aofoundation.org)

Wednesday 31st May 2017

Ideas Matter Doctoral Fellowships for West Africa: Investing in the future of scholarship

The West African Research Association (WARA), in collaboration with The MasterCard Foundation, is supporting young West African scholars through its Ideas Matter Doctoral Fellowship program. This program reflects their desire to increase opportunities for emerging West African scholars, people who are transforming ideas into active solutions to the challenges facing the region and the world at large. In 2017, the Ideas Matter Doctoral Fellowship program will award three doctoral research grants of $4,000 each. In addition to a 1500 word proposal, budget, CV, two letters of recommendation, applicants must submit a statement explaining how their research will contribute to meeting critical needs on the continent.

The Ideas Matter Doctoral Fellowship is open to doctoral students under age 35 who are based in West African institutions of higher education, for research on the continent. Priority will be given to research projects focusing on women, technology and entrepreneurship.

More Info (bu.edu)

Wednesday 31st May 2017

MUII PhD Fellowships in Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases

Call for preliminary applications

MUII-plus aims to support training and career development for potential and emerging African leaders in Infection and Immunity research, and to support Infection and Immunity researchers at all levels in Uganda to undertake world-class research by providing grants which support collaborative initiatives. Infectious diseases still represent a major health burden in Africa. Emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases threaten the fabric of society.  MUII-plus is interested in supporting research in this important area and has ring-fenced funding to support two PhD fellows for this purpose. We recognise that “emerging and re-emerging” is a difficult term to define. For the purpose of this call we include the following: • Haemorrhagic Fever Viruses • Rift Valley Fever • Coronavirus infections (e.g. SARS, MERS) • Other emerging zoonoses (e.g. Henipaviruses) • Arboviruses (e.g. Zika, Chikungunya, Yellow Fever and others) • Avian influenza

Applicants may wish either to propose a project of their own or, if they are not in a position to do so, may express interest in a specified project. Approximately five candidates will be shortlisted and these will be provided with funds to travel to meet their proposed external co-supervisor to discuss the project and work on the full proposal, if this is likely to help them. For more details see MUII-plus website.

More Info (muii.org.ug)

Wednesday 31st May 2017

Pan-African University offers annual student scholarships

All campuses of the Pan-African University—a continental postgraduate training programme—seek applications for scholarships from prospective students. Successful applicants will receive funding to pay for their tuition fees, a monthly stipend of US$750 for masters and US$1,100 for PhDs, as well as money to cover travel costs.

The PAU has four operational campuses:
The Institute of Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya
The Institute of Life and Earth Sciences at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria
The Institute for Governance, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Yaounde II and the University of Buea, Cameroon
The Institute of Water and Energy Sciences at the University of Tlemcen, Algeria.
- See more 

More Info (pau-au.net)

Tuesday 30th May 2017

Addis Ababa offers PhD studentships in drug development

Up to 30 full and partial scholarships are available. Of these, 10 full scholarships are available to “exceptional regional female PhD fellows” and five to similarly-qualified men. The remaining 15 will be offered on a partial scholarship basis. Applications close on 30 May.


Students from East and Central Africa can apply. However, priority for admissions will go to Addis Ababa, Bahir Dar, Debre Tabor, Jimma and Mekelle universities and the University of Gondar, all in Ethiopia, plus the regional partner universities of the centre: Makerere, Mbarara, Malawi, Zambia and the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences.

More Info (ace2.iucea.org)

Friday 26th May 2017

Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers (Japan Award) 2017

The purpose of the award is to increase motivation among young researchers contributing to research and development in agriculture, forestry, fisheries, and related industries in developing regions, which is promoted by Japan for the benefit of those countries. Up to three young researchers who have shown outstanding performance in research and development in agriculture, forestry, fisheries, or related industries for a developing region, and who show great promise and who show great promise will be invited to Japan to attend the commendation ceremony this November and accept their awards and cash gifts (US$5,000 will be given per awardee).

Eligibility

Should be under the age of 40 (as of January 1, 2017)
Should be researchers who have the nationality of developing countries and/or territories, belong to a non-Japanese research institute or a non-Japanese university
Should be engaged in research and development in agriculture, forestry, fisheries and related industries in developing regions
Must be able to attend the commendation ceremony and deliver a lecture on November 2, 2017.

More Info (jircas.go.jp)

Friday 26th May 2017

South African national Antarctic programme

The South African National Research Foundation invites applications for its South African national Antarctic programme. This supports research in the Southern Ocean, including the Prince Edward islands and Antarctica. The programme aims to contribute to knowledge production about Antarctica and the Southern Ocean and to achieve world-class research and the development of the associated human capacity. Proposals may address the following scientific areas: Earth systems; living systems; human enterprise; and innovation – Southern Ocean and Antarctic technology and engineering. Social Sciences, law and humanities applications are especially encouraged, as are applications addressing innovation.

Applications are accepted from:

•researchers based at recognised research institutions in South Africa, part-time employees on contract, based at recognised research institutions in South Africa, retired researchers based in South Africa who are active researchers formally affiliated to a South African recognised institution. Research teams may also include co-investigators and collaborators.

Funding is provided for three years and may be used for grant holder-linked student support, staff development grants and research-related operating costs.

More Info (nrf.ac.za)

Friday 26th May 2017

The Next Einstein Forum launches search for 54 young African science and technology champions

The Next Einstein Forum will be held in in Kigali, Rwanda, in March 2018. NEF Ambassadors should be residents of an African country, under forty-two years of age, have completed advanced studies in science, technology or have significant entrepreneurial achievements. They should also have a track record of leadership in their community, be passionate about promoting science and technology, and have an active online profile and following.

Applications are available at www.NEF.org/ambassadors and will be received until 26 May 2017. The final list of NEF Ambassadors will be published in September 2017. See the NEF Ambassadors video teaser here (http://APO.af/CiZbDv).

More Info (einnews.com)

Tuesday 23rd May 2017

CIFAR Azrieli global scholars programme

Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, a Canadian-based global organization, brings together more than 400 researchers from 16 countries who are pursuing answers to some of the most difficult challenges facing the world. The CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars program provides funding and support to help early career researchers build networks and essential skills to position them as leaders and agents of change within academia and beyond.

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars receive:

$100,000 CDN in undesignated research support
A two-year appointment to a CIFAR program aligned with their research interests
Mentorship from experienced researchers
Specialized leadership and communications skills training
Applicants can be from anywhere in the world, but must hold a PhD (or equivalent) and be within five years of their first full-time academic appointment. Scholars' research interests must be aligned with the themes of an eligible CIFAR research program. In 2017, the eligible programs are:

Successful Societies
Institutions, Organizations & Growth
Cosmology & Gravity
Learning in Machines & Brains
Bio-inspired Solar Energy
Quantum Materials
Genetic Networks
Child & Brain Development
Humans & the Microbiome
Molecular Architecture of Life
Azrieli Program in Brain, Mind & Consciousness

More Info (connect.cifar.ca)

Tuesday 23rd May 2017

Global Health Travel Awards for attending the conference on Maternal-Fetal Crosstalk

4-8 October 2017 in Washington, DC

Keystone Symposium is inviting investigators from low-and middle-income countries to apply for the Global Health Travel Awards for attending the conference on Maternal-Fetal Crosstalk on 4-8 October 2017 in Washington, DC.

The event will be held adjacent to this year’s Grand Challenges conference.

The Keystone conference brings together investigators of maternal and foetal factors that shape pregnancy outcomes by exploring how these systems work together or are at odds. A shared session with the Grand Challenges meeting will be announced, providing participants of both meetings opportunities to network and collaborate.
Information can be found on the programme website

More Info (keystonesymposia.org)

Monday 15th May 2017

Stephen Lawn TB-HIV research leadership prize

The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease invites nominations for the Stephen Lawn TB-HIV research leadership prize. This recognises young researchers conducting promising work focused on reducing the disease burden of TB and HIV/AIDS in Africa.

Nominees for The Stephen Lawn TB-HIV Research Prize will be clinicians and/or researchers from any country who have completed post-graduate training (MPH, PhD, MD or post-doc) no longer than five years ago, who are under 40 years of age at the time of nomination and who have successfully undertaken innovative research that is expected to impact on TB / HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa. Results of this research may be published OR unpublished.

Criteria for selection

Nominees will be assessed on:

The innovative component of their research as well as its scientific rigor and quality.
The potential impact of their work on TB-HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The extent to which the award might contribute to furthering the applicant's work and leadership in the fight against TB-HIV.

The award is worth £1,000 in addition to a fellowship to attend the Union World Conference on Lung Health which will take place in Guadalajara, Mexico from 11 to 14 October 2017.

More Info (theunion.org)

Monday 8th May 2017

Wellcome Foundation's Intermediate Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine

The Wellcome Foundation is seeking applications for its “Intermediate Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine” to support research that will improve public health and tropical medicine at a local, national and global level. This scheme helps mid-career researchers from low- and middle-income countries establish independent research programmes in those countries.

Benefits

An Intermediate Fellowship in Public Health and Tropical Medicine is for up to five years and cannot be renewed. It can be held on a part-time basis. Support includes:
a basic salary (determined by host organisation)
personal removal expenses
research expenses, directly related to proposal
Applicant can also apply for public engagement funds to involve the public in his/her research and inspire learning.  

Follow website link for eligibility criteria.

More Info (ellcome.ac.uk)

Wednesday 3rd May 2017

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Explorations

Fosters early-stage discovery research to expand the pipeline of ideas for solving our greatest global health and development challenges. Applicants can be at any experience level and in any discipline. Initial grants will be US $100,000 each, and projects showing promise will have the opportunity to receive additional funding of up to US $1 million.
They are accepting applications on the following four topics:
Health Systems Strengthening: Ensuring Effective Health Supply Chains
New Approaches for Improving Timeliness of Routine Immunizations in Low-Resource Settings
Wearables and Technology for Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health Behavior Change
Innovations for Integrated Diagnostics Systems

More Info (grandchallenges.org)

Tuesday 2nd May 2017

Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme

The second call of the Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme has a total budget of €10 million (US$10.5m). Individual projects will receive between €1m and €1.4m. Projects will run for five years. The call also funds partnership projects. These should include between four and six African higher education institutions and a technical partner in Europe. They will focus on training masters and PhD students.
A variety of research areas are eligible for the grants. 

More Info (eacea.ec.europa.eu)

Sunday 30th April 2017

Research Associate (Fixed Term)The Research for Equitable Access and Learning (REAL) Centre , Cambridge

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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Salary: £29,301-£38,183 p.a. The Research for Equitable Access and Learning (REAL) Centre within theFaculty of Education in central Cambridge wishes to appoint a ResearchAssociate to work on a research project on education in Sub-Saharan Africa.The purpose of this study is map research on education in Sub-SaharanAfrica from African-based universities and research institutions based on agreed themes, and where feasible and relevant, map research on education in Sub-Saharan Africa by non- Sub-Saharan African institutions. Based on this, the postholder will provide an analysis of the scope of research in the region, and identify gaps for potential future research. The postholder will work under the direction of Professor Pauline Rose.

Applicants must hold a PhD in a relevant subject area; have excellent
skills in research in particular analysis of literature; an ability to
critically review reports and other documents, and to prepare drafts of
reports emerging from this analysis to a high standard. A broad-based
understanding of education in Sub-Saharan Africa, and an ability to read
French are also desirable.

For full details of responsibilities of the post, and the person
specification please see the Further Particulars for the post.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 12 months in the
first instance.

More Info (jobs.cam.ac.uk)

Friday 28th April 2017

Collaborative projects on growth in fragile and post conflict states in Africa – country case studies

The African Economic Research Consortium invites proposals for its collaborative projects on growth in fragile and post conflict states in Africa – country case studies. This aims to generate high quality, context specific and policy relevant knowledge base on inclusive growth in fragile and conflict-affected countries or situations for informed policy making, by analysing specific countries in much detail, and to enhance communication, outreach and policy engagement with stake holders in FCACs.

The lead investigator must have a strong publication record, especially in the relevant area, and have completed at least one AERC research project or have participated in or finalised a research project on a relevant topic not necessarily funded by AERC. At least one member of a proposed research team must be a resident researcher in the country in which the case study will be undertaken. Women are especially encouraged to apply.

More Info (aercafrica.org)

Wednesday 26th April 2017

Support to Civil Society in Zimbabwe: Promoting democratic participation, good governance and accountability

The Directorate-General for Development and Cooperation (EuropeAid) invites proposals which aim to strengthen participatory and accountable governance in Zimbabwe in order to contribute to economic recovery, democratisation, peace and stability.

Applicants should be established in an EU member state, Zimbabwe or any country eligible for the European Development Fund. They must be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action and have demonstrated capacity and experience of at least two years in managing activities of a scale corresponding to at least half of the size and in the sector of the grant requested. Applicants established in a country other than Zimbabwe must act with at least one Zimbabwean co-applicant.

The total budget is €5 million. Grants are worth between €500,000 and €3.5 million each and cover between 50 and 90 per cent of the total eligible project costs.

More Info (ebgate.ec.europa.eu)

Tuesday 18th April 2017

Food and Business Global Challenges Programme (GCP)

The Food & Business GCP aims to encourage scientific research and innovation projects (covering technological, organizational, policy, and social innovations) on food security and related private sector development that contribute to long-term access to affordable, safe and nutritious food for vulnerable and resource-poor populations in Low and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs). Up to €250,000 will be awarded. Proposals will be accepted from consortia including a senior researcher at a Dutch research Institute and at least one senior researcher from an LMIC research organisation. Additional partners from (other) LMIC or high income countries are welcomed and encouraged. Closing date 18 Apr 2017 (LOI by 28 Mar 2017).

More Info (nwo.nl)

Monday 17th April 2017

Call for pre-proposals: Advancing the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 11 on cities in Africa

The International Council for Science (ICSU), in partnership with the Network of African Science Academies (NASAC) and the International Social Science Council (ISSC) will support 10 collaborative research projects across Africa (to the value of up to 90,000 Euro each over two years) that will advance the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 11 (sustainable cities and communities) in Africa.  This call for pre-proposals aims to identify collaborative research projects in Africa that bring together African scientists from different scientific disciplines and key stakeholders (e.g. local authorities, policy makers, the private sector, civil society, urban planners, engineers and citizens) in research co-design and co – production.

Applicants should have no more than 10 years work experience following their PhDs or equivalent research experience. The deadline for pre-proposal submission is 17 April 2017 (18:00 CET).

More Info (orldsocialscience.org)

Saturday 15th April 2017

Collaborative research project on rethinking regional integration in Africa for inclusive and sustainable development

The African Economic Research Consortium, in partnership with the African Development Bank, invites proposals for its collaborative research project on rethinking regional integration in Africa for inclusive and sustainable development. This supports projects that address contemporary policy issues and bring together seasoned researchers from both Africa and elsewhere to generate policy-orientated research for sub-Saharan Africa

More Info (aercafrica.org)

Friday 14th April 2017

African Academy of Sciences vacancies

Business Development Manager Public, Community Engagement Manager and Grants Officer

The African Academy of Sciences is looking for dynamic, efficient and goal orientated individuals for the following roles:

Business Development Manager
The Role: This is a new role for the AAS and will require the individual to lead the development, review and implementation of the fundraising objectives of the Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA) business plan and the newly created Coalition for African Research and Innovation (CARI) and managing the Good Financial Grant Practice programme.

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Public and Community Engagement ManagerThe Role: The position of Public and Community Engagement Manager is a unique opportunity for a proactive and ambitious person looking to advocate for the importance of engagement and to influence the policies and practice of funders, researchers and other stakeholders. The role is new to the AAS and the incumbent will have the opportunity to shape and provide leadership, advice, development opportunities and resources, which will enable research initiatives across Africa to develop high quality, ethical, and creative community and public engagement activities. S/he will be responsible for strategic planning and implementation of an engagement support programme for grant holders applying for funding through AESA managed programmes and advocate for engagement to funders and researchers.

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Grants Officer
The Role: This position will backstop for the Human Hereditary and Health in Africa (H3Africa) Programme Manager providing support in planning and organising events and daily operational duties; managing the application and grant management processes; forging and maintaining with grantees and contributing to the effective delivery of H3Africa strategic goals.

More Info (aasciences.ac.ke)

Wednesday 12th April 2017

Global Research Programme; addressing the health needs of women and children in disadvantaged populations globally

The Department of Biotechnologyopens (DBT) in India, in collaboration with Department of International Development (DFID), the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Medical Research Council (MRC), are pleased to announce a second joint call to fund global health research addressing the health needs of women and children globally. Originally launched in 2014, this programme aims to fund world-class and cutting edge research which addresses the health needs of the most disadvantaged populations.They are calling for research that will impact the ability to prevent, diagnose and manage prevalent chronic and infectious diseases facing women and their unborn children in low- and middle-income (LMIC) settings. Research addressing these health issues will aim to have a positive effect on the life-course of the mother and her unborn children.

More Info (mrc.ac.uk)

Tuesday 11th April 2017

Global Alliance for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management of Mental Disorders

The Medical Research Council, in partnership with the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD) is seeking to generate new knowledge on interventions and their implementation for the prevention and management of mental disorders in low- and middle-income countries.

The call will focus on implementation research proposals on child, adolescent and adult age onset mental disorders including, but not limited to, dementia, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorders, alcohol- and drug-use disorders, etc., in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC).

More Info (mrc.ac.uk)

Friday 7th April 2017

Tenders for a study on Uganda early years enrolment and repetition

The East Africa Research Fund, on behalf of the Department for International Development, invites tenders for the provision of a study on Uganda early years enrolment and repetition. The tenderer will undertake a study to understand the efficiency of early primary and pre-primary education.

Teams of academics and subject experts under a lead applicant may submit bids. The lead organisation must be a recognised higher education institution, research organisation or an organisation with a credible research capacity and experience of conducting similar research projects. Preference will be given to groups incorporating both international and Ugandan expertise to encourage diverse perspectives, integrated and innovative thinking.

More Info (earesearchfund.org)

Saturday 1st April 2017

2nd Drivers of Food Choice (DFC) Competitive Grants Program

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and UK aid from the UK government through the Department for International Development (DFID) are seeking proposals for its 2nd Drivers of Food Choice (DFC) Competitive Grants Program with an aim to improve food and nutrition security in LMIC.

The DFC competitive research grants aim to provide a deep understanding of the drivers of food choice among the poor in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Research Topics

Development of an understanding of factors that influence food choice among consumers in lower wealth quintiles in LMIC to inform policy and practice
Investigation of how changes to food environments and food systems influence food choice among consumers in LMIC settings.
Evaluation of the impact of agricultural policies and interventions (e.g., home gardening, aquaculture, livestock production, cash cropping, bio-fortification, agricultural subsidies, land use policies) on food choice behaviors of different household members, especially women and children.
Grant Information

The DFC Competitive Grants Program anticipates distributing a total of $2,152,500 in the second two-year funding round of the grants program.

More Info (driversoffoodchoice.org)

Friday 31st March 2017

The Cultural Protection Fund is now open for large grants (over £100k)

The Fund supports projects that help creating opportunities for economic and social development through fostering, safeguarding and promotion of cultural heritage in conflict affected regions overseas. Grants are worth between £100,000 and £2 million for multi–year proposals. Applicants must first complete our online expression of interest form in order to confirm eligibility. Applicants are advised to send in the expression of interest as early as possible in order to allow sufficient time between confirmation of eligibility and the application deadline of 23rd June 2017.

Expression off interest must be submitted by 31st March 2017

More Info (britishcouncil.org)

Friday 24th March 2017

Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3 Africa): call for proposals

The African Academy of Sciences and the NEPAD Agency’s Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA) is calling for proposals for Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa), a major genomic research programme. The call is with support of the Wellcome Trust and the GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Africa NCD Open Lab Initiative. AESA will provide up to £2.5 million to each successful collaborative project with lead institutions based in Africa to research on the use of genomics and cutting edge approaches to determine environmental factors contributing to health diseases of importance to Africa.

More Info (aasciences.ac.ke)

Thursday 23rd March 2017

Newton Advanced Fellowships – Brazil, China, Malaysia, South Africa, Thailand and Turkey

The Royal Society invites applications for the Newton advanced fellowships – Brazil, China, Malaysia, South Africa, Thailand and Turkey. These enable international researchers to establish and develop collaborations with the UK, with the intention of transferring knowledge and research capabilities. The skills and knowledge gained should contribute to advancing economic development and social welfare of the partner country. Fellowships are worth up to £37,000 per year for up to three years. 

More Info (royalsociety.org)

Wednesday 22nd March 2017

Newton International Fellowships

This scheme is for non-UK scientists who are at an early stage of their research career and wish to conduct research in the UK. The best early stage post-doctoral researchers from all over the world can apply for this fellowship to work at UK research institutions for a period of two years. The scheme covers the broad range of the natural and social sciences and the humanities. It also covers clinical and patient orientated research for applicants from Newton Fund partner countries.

More Info (royalsociety.org)

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Monday 20th March 2017

Job opportunity: Senior Researcher

Job title: Senior Researcher (full-time)
Location: Cambridge, UK, and Nairobi, Kenya

Application deadline: 20th March 2017

JOB SUMMARY: The Senior Researcher is expected to join our rapidly growing team to undertake, design, and manage applied research projects collaboratively with client organisations, with ultimate impact always in mind. The role will include managing relationships with clients; managing a team of junior researchers in African countries and the UK; contributing to developing innovative methodologies and research approaches; communicating research insights to stakeholders; and producing research reports and academic publications.

More Info (africasvoices.org)

Wednesday 15th March 2017

Newton Mobility Grants

The Royal Society offers Newton International Exchanges as mobility grants to provide international researchers with funding towards travel, subsistence and research expenses for either a one-off short visit to explore opportunities for building lasting networks or for bilateral visits to strengthen emerging collaborations. Grants of up to £12k are available for UK scientists to work with leading scientists in Malaysia, Mexico, South Africa, Thailand, or Turkey. Funded by the Newton Fund.

More Info (royalsociety.org)

Wednesday 15th March 2017

Research Assistant (Somali-speaking)

Africa's Voices is looking to hire 2-4 Somali-speaking Research Assistants who will be part of our growing team working on research and citizen engagement in Somalia. The positions  are 3-month consultancy contracts (part-time and full-time opportunities) with possibilities of extension to one-year contract. The application deadline: 15th March 2017, with interviews 20th-23rd Marc with a start Date: 27 March (flexible). Languages: English and Somali are essential. Swahili is desirable.

They are also looking for a Senior Researcher to undertake, design, and manage applied research projects collaboratively with client organisations. The role will include managing relationships with clients; managing a team of junior researchers in African countries and the UK; contributing to developing innovative methodologies and research approaches; communicating research insights to stakeholders; and producing research reports and academic publications. The post is based in Kenya and Cambridge, UK. Application deadline for this post: 20th March

More Info (africasvoices.org)

Friday 10th March 2017

Africa (particularly Nigeria) Travel Fund for University of Cambridge Graduate Students' research or study in 2017.

Applications are invited from Graduate Students of the University of Cambridge for financial support towards travel to Africa (in particular Nigeria) for the purpose of research or study in 2017. It is expected that most grants will cover only part of the expenses incurred in the visit.

A letter of application should be addressed to The Director, Centre of African Studies, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DT, and be received by Friday 10th March 2017.

Applicants should include a short proposal, including a financial statement, and should ask their supervisor to send a separate letter in support by the same date.

For enquiries or to send applications via email please contact centre@african.cam.ac.uk.

More Info (african.cam.ac.uk)

Monday 6th March 2017

DELTAS PhD Fellowships

The WACCBIP-DELTAS programme, sponsored by the Wellcome Trust, is offering PhD fellowships for aspiring African scientists to work in an environment that supports high caliber research, promotes the development of scientific leadership and enables networking with other scientists throughout Africa. As a new centre of excellence for biomedical research, WACCBIP supports a wide range of research activities, and in conjunction with its international partners, provides a rigorous PhD training programme. The successful fellows will be based at the University of Ghana, but with access to resources and facilities from all our partner institutions.

More Info (accbip.org)

Wednesday 1st March 2017

GCRF Call in Networks for Vaccine R&D

The Medical Research Council (MRC) is pleased to announce a £5M call for Networks in Vaccines Research.

This call forms part of MRC’s activities under the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) and therefore requires Networks to address vaccine R&D challenges primarily relevant to the health or prosperity of Low and Middle Income Countries on the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) DAC List. The Networks supported through this call will contribute to the UK’s commitment to Official Development Assistance (ODA).

We are hosting a launch meeting and networking event on 14 October 2016 to provide potential applicants with more information about the call, the application process and opportunities to interact with others to develop Networks. The meeting is free to attend, and all interested parties must register for the meeting in advance. Following the meeting, we will be inviting Expressions of Interest to form Networks. Feedback will be provided to applicants and full applications invited in for assessment in March 2017.

More Info (mrc.ac.uk)

Friday 24th February 2017

Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development

United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Government of Norway, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Canada (funded by the Government of Canada), UK’s Department of International Development (DFID), and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) have joined together to launch the seventh round of Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development.

The program seeks groundbreaking prevention and treatment approaches for pregnant women and newborns in poor, hard-to-reach communities around the time of delivery. This is the period when the majority of maternal and newborn deaths occur and the population that has been the most difficult to reach.

More Info (savinglivesatbirth.net)

Wednesday 22nd February 2017

Projects focused upon biodiversity data, knowledge and information on freshwater biodiversity and pollinator biodiversity

The JRS Biodiversity Foundation is seeking proposals for multi‐year projects focused upon biodiversity data, knowledge and information services related to freshwater biodiversity and pollinator biodiversity in eastern and southern Africa. Types of Proposals Freshwater Biodiversity Scope: JRS seeks projects that increase the access to and use of biodiversity information relating to freshwater biodiversity assessment and the conservation of freshwater ecosystem

More Info (2.fundsforngos.org)

Wednesday 22nd February 2017

Planning grant for emerging epidemic virus research training for west African countries with widespread transmission of Ebola – Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone

The Fogarty International Center invites applications for its planning grant for emerging epidemic virus research training for west African countries with widespread transmission of Ebola-Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone (D71) funding opportunity announcement. This announcement enables US or African research institutions to plan research training and capacity building programmes focused on emerging viral epidemics, in collaboration with institutions in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

All applications submitted by U.S. or African research-intensive institutions must include collaboration with institutions in Guinea, Liberia, and/or Sierra Leone. U.S. applicants are strongly encouraged to include other institutions in Africa with relevant expertise as training institutions in addition to institutions in the three target countries for "South-South" research training, with the long-term goal of building networks within Africa that will further increase the effectiveness and coordination of research and response to future outbreaks. African applicants may include collaboration with institutions in the U.S. and other high income countries (HICs) or other LMIC institutions with particular expertise in the areas proposed for training.

More Info (grants.nih.gov)

Friday 17th February 2017

The African Academy of Sciences - Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA) two new Grand Challenges

The African Academy of Sciences - Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA) is launching two new Grand Challenges:

1) Providing new impetus and solutions to meet the Sustainable Development Goal 3 targets for maternal neonatal and child health (MNCH) in Africa;

2) Finding cutting-edge approaches to advocacy and communication that will motivate citizens of Africa and African governments to support investments in scientific research development and innovation to achieve targets set for Sustainable Development Goal 9.

These new grand challenge innovation grants will be issued and administered under the banner of Grand Challenges Africa (GC Africa), a program implemented in partnership with the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD Agency) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). Round 1 is a joint initiative of the GC Africa partners and Institut Pasteur of Paris (IP).

More Info (aasciences.ac.ke)

Tuesday 24th January 2017

Health systems research initiative call – providing evidence to strengthen health systems in low- and middle income countries

The Medical Research Council, the Department for International Development, the Economic and Social Research Council and the Wellcome Trust invite applications for their third call under the health systems research initiative. This aims to fund multidisciplinary research that generates evidence on how to strengthen and improve health systems for people living in LMIC, that uses a health systems approach to inform the delivery of evidence-based interventions or structural changes, and provides evidence of direct relevance to decision makers and practitioners in the field. Two types of grants are available:

•research grants, which support five to 10 small or larger-scale projects over three to five years, with a total budget of £4 million;

•foundation grants, which support preliminary studies and possible health system innovations and are worth up to £200,000 each over 12 to 18 months.

Proposals must demonstrate how interventions relate to and affect wider elements of a health system such as governance, financing, health workforce, information systems and service delivery.

Researchers based at UK or LMIC research organisations, HEIs, government-funded organisations or MRC units may apply. Projects must take place in LMICs. Research must be led by LMIC researchers.

More Info (mrc.ac.uk)

Friday 20th January 2017

Conflict and Peacebuilding in Africa Research Grants

The African Peacebuilding Network (APN) of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) invites research grant applications from African researchers, policy analysts, and practitioners working on conflict and peacebuilding issues at universities and research institutions or regional governmental and nongovernmental organizations in Africa.

Grants are awarded on a competitive, peer-reviewed basis and are intended to support six months of field-based research, from June 2017 to December 2017. Up to fifteen (15) individual grants of a maximum of $15,000 will be awarded. Women are strongly encouraged to apply. 

More Info (ssrc.org)

Tuesday 17th January 2017

Johnson and Johnson Africa Innovation Fund

Global healthcare company Johnson & Johnson has launched a US$300,000 African innovation contest to reward ideas that help promote public health.The Africa Innovation Challenge will give up to US$100,000 each to the best ideas in three categories:

early child development and maternal health;

empowering young women; and

improving family wellbeing.

The innovators will also be offered mentorship by a team of 11 scientists, researchers and engineers from the firm’s R&D division. Winners will be placed in an African laboratory facility for their product development period.

Ideas must be innovative and scalable, be capable of reaching maturity within a year and be backed by a detailed commercialisation plan. Interested innovators have up to 17 January to apply. The winners will be announced on 17 February.

More Info (jnjinnovation.com)

Saturday 19th November 2016

African Union Call for Ethiopian Scholarships

Ten scholarships will be awarded in 29 research areas in the natural sciences, agriculture, forestry, natural resources and the humanities.
The scholarships will cover tuition fees, travel, boarding in Ethiopia, a US$300 monthly stipend and US$1,200 for research costs.
Candidates must posses a bachelors degree with a minimum second-class upper division, and be under 33 years old and fluent in English.

More Info (au.int)

Wednesday 9th November 2016

GCRF Africa Catalyst: Capacity Building of Professional Engineering Institutes

GCRF Africa Catalyst is offering grants of £40,000 to organisations supporting the engineering profession in sub-Saharan Africa. The Academy is strongly encouraging models where those organisations are working in partnership with the engineering research, policy and business communities in the UK and sub-Saharan Africa.

The Academy is seeking a wide range of short pilot projects to run between mid-December 2016 – mid-June 2017, with the intention to evaluate the result of different interventions. This is one-off call, where lessons learnt and successful models will be shaping the future of the programme, when larger proposals will be accepted.

A call for proposals is now open. Read more

More Info (raeng.org.uk)

Monday 31st October 2016

The Thought For Food Challenge

The Thought For Food Challenge calls on the world’s best and brightest university students to form teams and develop breakthrough solutions that address the global challenge of feeding 9+ billion people by the year 2050.

You will work with world-class mentors to help turn your idea into a reality. You will have the chance to receive up to $25,000 in cash prizes, and you may be selected to participate in the TFF Bootcamp, an intense, 10 week startup training which culminates at the TFF Global Summit. Read more

More Info (tffchallenge.com)

Wednesday 26th October 2016

UK businesses & universities can apply for share of £4 million to work with developing country partners on agri-tech innovations

The aim of this competition is to increase the pace and scale of uptake of agricultural innovation by farmers in developing countries and to achieve:

  • a sustained reduction of poverty and hunger for smallholder farmers
  • a sustainable intensification in developing country agriculture
  • improvements in human health and diversity in diets and nutrition
  • a positive impact on rural income and food security
  • opportunities for trade in agricultural products

You must register before noon on:

26 October 2016 for the expression of interest stage of the industrial research award category
25 January 2017 for the full-stage registration deadline for the early and late-stage awards


You must apply before noon on:

2 November 2016 for the expression of interest stage of the industrial research award category
1 February 2017 for the full-stage registration deadline for the early and late-stage awards

More Info (gov.uk)

Monday 24th October 2016

GCRF: Networks in Vector Borne Disease Research Pre-launch Announcement

Open date: 05 Sep 2016
Closing date: 24 Oct 2016 16:00 GMT+1

The Medical Research Council (MRC) and Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) are pleased to pre-announce a £9m call for Networks in Vector Borne Disease (VBD) Research.

This call forms part of BBSRC’s and MRC’s activities under the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) and therefore requires Networks to address VBD challenges primarily relevant to the health or prosperity of Low and Middle Income Countries on the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OCED) DAC List. The Networks supported through this call will contribute to the UK’s commitment to Official Development Assistance (ODA).

We anticipate hosting a launch meeting and networking event on 14 September 2016 to provide potential applicants with more information about the call, the application process and opportunities to interact with others interested in forming similar Networks. While the meeting is free to attend space will be limited and interested parties will need to register for the meeting in advance.

More Info (mrc.ac.uk)

Friday 21st October 2016

Travel Grants for Early-career African Climate Change Academics

Twenty travel grants are available for African researchers interested in sustainable agriculture intensification who wish to attend a training workshop in Ghana in November. Read more

More Info (caast-net-plus.org)

Tuesday 18th October 2016

Royal Society/Royal Society of Chemistry international exchanges award

Thanks to the support of the Royal Society of Chemistry additional grants are available through the Royal Society – Royal Society of Chemistry International Exchanges Award for collaborations between researchers in the UK and those in Sub-Saharan Africa working on projects in the field of Chemistry. Up to £12,000 is available for 2-year projects for travel and subsistence including a maximum of £2,000 for research expenses. Applications must be made through the Standard Programme 2016/R3 deadline, which will be open for applications in mid-August and will close 18 October 2016. More information can be found in the standard programme scheme notes.

More Info (royalsociety.org)

Friday 7th October 2016

UK to fund East Africa demographics study

UK-funded East Africa Research Fund is looking to fund a research study on East African youth demographics

The objective is to understand the implications of the present and future changes in demographics on social services, labour force and urban planning for four countries in East Africa (Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda); and identify opportunities for policy makers and development partners to maximise the benefits for youth and support sustained inclusive economic growth and poverty reduction.

More Info (earesearchfund.org)

Monday 19th September 2016

Trilateral workshop grants - Newton Fund/Researcher Links

Trilateral Workshops bring together early-career researchers from the UK and two partner countries, to allow them to make international connections that can improve the quality of their research. The specific partner countries for this call are Kenya and South Africa.

Joint applications are made by senior researchers from the partner countries who lead the workshop. Once funded, grants are available for early-career researchers in the UK and the partner countries to attend and participate.

These grants are funded under the Newton Fund Opens in a new tab or window., a UK Government initiative funded by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, together with partner funders from Kenya and South Africa. The Newton Fund aims to promote the economic development and welfare of either the partner countries or, through working with the partner country, to address the problems of low-income and vulnerable populations. Read more.

Deadline: 19 September 2016, 16:00 UK time.

More Info (britishcouncil.org)

Thursday 15th September 2016

Travel grants for young West African researchers

The US-funded West African Research Association is offering research travel grants to early-career researchers in the region. The grants aim to promote research cooperation and exchange in West Africa. Grants cover travel costs of up to US$1,500 and stipends of US$1,500.

Applicants must be West African nationals, and preference will be given to those affiliated with a research institution or university in the region.
The grant can be used to attend academic conferences, visit libraries or archives, engage in collaborative work or travel to a research site. Researchers from any discipline can apply.


More Info (bu.edu)

Thursday 15th September 2016

WARC Travel Grant

The WARC Travel Grant program is open to West African nationals conducting research on the continent. The next deadline for applications for the WARC Travel Grant is September 15, 2016. All applications must be submitted through our online application.

Awards will be announced in December 2016.

More Info (bu.edu)

Wednesday 14th September 2016

African Research Leader scheme 2016/17

The UK Medical Research Council and the UK Department for International Development announce a further call for proposals for the prestigious African Research Leader awards.

This MRC/ DFID jointly funded scheme aims to strengthen research leadership across sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) by attracting and retaining exceptionally talented individuals who will lead high quality programmes of research on key global health issues pertinent to SSA. The African Research Leader (ARL) should be supported by an enthusiastic local research environment and by a strong linkage with a UK partner. Awards will provide support for up to 5 years and should not exceed £750k in total.

Closing date: 16:00 (BST) on 14 September 2016.

More Info (mrc.ac.uk)

Thursday 1st September 2016

Call Opens for 2017 Elsevier Foundation Award Nominations for Early-Career Women Scientists in the Developing World

Nominations for excellence in research in the field of engineering and innovation accepted through September 1, 2016

Nominations opened for the Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early-Career Women Scientists in the Developing World, a high-profile honor for scientific and career achievements by women from developing countries in five regions: Latin America and the Caribbean, the Arab region, Sub-Saharan Africa, Central and South Asia, and East and South-East Asia and the Pacific. 

The theme for 2017 will be engineering and innovation. Nominations will be accepted through September 1, 2016.

More Info (elsevierfoundation.org)

Thursday 1st September 2016

Health and Environmental challenges

This funding initiative encourages European and international researchers to work together on important global issues. This call's focus is health and environmental challenges.

This scheme is jointly funded by the Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, the Volkswagen Foundation and the Wellcome Trust.

Closing Date: 1st September 2016

More Info (ellcome.ac.uk)

Thursday 25th August 2016

Royal Society International Collaboration Awards for Research Professors

As part of the Global Challenge Research Fund (GCRF), the Royal Society has launched a new challenge award to enable outstanding UK research leaders to develop international collaborations with the best Research Professors from around the world, to work on some of the global challenges and problems facing developing countries.

This scheme provides:

- Up to £75,000 per year and will be dependent on case for support. Successful applicants will be referred to as Visiting Research Professors under this award.
- Duration for 60 months (requests for no-costs extensions will be considered)
- The Collaboration Award can be used flexibly on activities directly relevant to supporting collaboration between the Visiting Research Professors and their research groups: Requests can include: research expenses, travel and subsistence for the Visiting Research Professors or members of their team, salary for research assistance (note this must take account of FEC) and/or PhD studentship (stipend and fees at UK level only) and small pieces of equipment (no more than £10K).

Closing Date: 25th August 2016
Read more here

More Info (royalsociety.org)

Wednesday 17th August 2016

African Union Research Grants II Open Call for Proposals

African Union, ET invites proposals for projects up to $1,000,000, which aim to eradicate hunger
and ensure food and nutrition security, by using science and technology research to contribute to
Africa’s poverty reduction strategies, economic growth and social development efforts.
Applications must involve a partnership of at least three organisations, including two African
countries.

Closing date: 17 Aug 2016

More Info (au.int)

Wednesday 17th August 2016

Kemri-Wellcome offers research methods studentships

The fellowships are offered by the Kenya Medical Research Institute–Wellcome Trust programme in collaboration with Pwani University.

They are offered for recent graduates to gain theoretical and practical knowledge of research within an international environment at the KEMRI-Wellcome facilities in Kilifi.
The course consists of taught sessions, a research project and self-directed learning. The course runs from January to June.

Applications close on 17 August.

More Info (careers.kemri-wellcome.org)

Monday 15th August 2016

Leading Integrated Research for Agenda 2030 in Africa

As part of the 5-year “Leading Integrated Research for Agenda 2030 in Africa” programme, ICSU-NASAC-ISSC has launched a call for pre-proposals on “Understanding the Energy - Health - Natural Disasters nexus in the urban context in Africa."

The goal of the call, the first launched as part of the LIRA2030 programme, is to better understand inter-relationships between energy systems, air pollution, health impacts and provision of health services, climate adaptation opportunities, land use and urban planning, and disaster risk reduction in the urban environment in Africa.

Applicants should have no more than 10 years work experience following their PhDs or equivalent research experience.

The deadline for pre-proposal submission is 15 August 2016 (18:00 CET).

More Info (icsu.org)

Monday 1st August 2016

EDCTP Awards 2016

The international EDCTP awards are dedicated to the promotion of scientific research, improved health and Africa-European collaboration.


EDCTP invites nominations to the following awards:

  • Scientific Leadership Award is given to excellent world-class scientists in Africa up to 50 years of age
  • Outstanding Female Scientist Award is given to excellent world-class female scientists residing in sub-Saharan Africa and working in research activities within the scope of the second EDCTP programme.
  • Outstanding Research Teams Award is given to outstanding research teams in Africa and Europe working on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected infectious diseases in the scope of the second EDCTP programme.

Closing Date: 01 Aug 16

More Info (edctp.org)

Monday 1st August 2016

Request for Applications: To host PhD programs financed by the Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund

The Partnership for skills in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology is anPASET Logo2 Africa-led initiative with the objective of strengthening the science, technology and engineering capability in sub-Saharan Africa to further its socio-economic transformation.

RSIF will eventually operate with three-grant windows: PhD training, research, and innovation. This application is related to PhD training only with the first batch of scholars expected to enroll in January 2017. The program will start on a limited scale in the first year and expand in the coming years.as more countries join and start contributing to PASET.

Informational Webinar for Potential Applicants - mid July (date to be announced )

Deadline for Application Submission to AAU 1st August

More Info (blog.aau.org)

Wednesday 20th July 2016

ESRC-AHRC call for proposals on forced displacement

The ESRC in collaboration with Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) are launching a call for innovative, interdisciplinary projects focusing on the experiences of the forced displaced (both internationally and internally) whether due to poverty, war, conflict, persecution or human rights violations.

Funding is available for innovative, interdisciplinary proposals of up to £300,000 (100 per cent fEC) of between six to 24 months duration.

Closing Date: 16.00 on 20 July 2016

More Info (esrc.ac.uk)

Friday 8th July 2016

US$1m cassava innovation challenge launched

The Rockefeller Foundation, Dalberg, and the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) have launched The Rockefeller Foundation Cassava Innovation Challenge to address food loss and spoilage in the cassava value chain. Part of The Rockefeller Foundation’s YieldWise initiative, the Challenge will provide up to $1 million, as well as technical assistance from Dalberg and IITA, to further develop novel solutions that increase shelf life.

Closing Date: 8th July 2016

More Info (rockefellerfoundation.org)

Friday 1st July 2016

The Conservation, Food & Health Foundation

The Conservation, Food and Health Foundation seeks to promote the conservation of natural resources, improve the production and distribution of food, and improve health in the developing world. The foundation helps build capacity within developing countries in its three areas of interest with grants that support research or projects that solve specific problems.

The Conservation, Food & Health Foundation supports special projects and programs of non governmental organizations (including Colleges, universities and academic institutions) in three primary fields of interest: conservation, food, and health.

Grants between $20,00 and $25,000

More Info (cfhfoundation.grantsmanagement08.com)

Thursday 30th June 2016

UN international decade for people of African descent – research networking scheme

Proposals must be led by a UK principal investigator and principal investigators must come from a discipline in the arts and humanities. Only one co-investigator is permissible; international co-investigators are eligible under this scheme. In addition to these ordinary requirements for the research networking scheme, proposals under the highlight notice must demonstrate a core arts and humanities research focus on issues of specific relevance to people of African descent or the international decade for people of African descent and engagement with, or the participation of, researchers or communities of African descent or with relevant community, cultural, heritage, creative or professional organisations or relevant providers of community services.

Grants are worth up to £30,000 each over two years. An additional £15,000 full economic cost may be provided to cover the costs of any international participants or activities in addition to the scheme limit.

More Info (ahrc.ac.uk)

Monday 27th June 2016

Newton researcher links workshops grants - Egypt and South Africa

The British Council and the Newton Fund invite applications for their researchers. The Fund give early career researchers from the UK and partner countries Brazil, Egypt, India, Turkey, Mexico and South Africa, the opportunity to form international connections that can improve the quality of their research through bilateral workshops. Workshops should tackle global challenges and multidisciplinary proposals, including arts and humanities are welcome. Visit https://www.britishcouncil.org/education/science/current-opportunities/workshop-grants-newton-april-2016?utm_source=Newton+updates+list&utm_campaign=1917887868-Newton_fund_bulletin_20_04_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_fe132e884b-1917887868-100004309 for more information.

More Info (britishcouncil.org)

Monday 27th June 2016

The Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation 2016/2017 is OPEN

The Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation 2016/2017 is OPEN for applications. The deadline for applications is 27 June 2016

A short video overview of the 2015/2016 Prize can be found here: http://raeng.tv/Media/2016/Africa-Prize-for-Engineering-Innovation-2015-2016.aspx

More Info (raeng.org.uk)

Wednesday 22nd June 2016

MRC Global Challenges Research Fund - Foundation Awards

Five UK Research Councils are collectively allocating over £40m to Foundation Awards for health and food security research (AHRC, BBSRC, ESRC, MRC and NERC).

From this around £19m will be available for Non-Communicable Disease (NCDs) foundation awards and around £9m will be available for Infection foundation awards (both led by MRC), and around £15m for Global Agriculture and Food Systems (led by BBSRC).

Applications can address the challenges in health, infection and food security using any research approach or interdisciplinary approaches. The final Research Council contributions, and level of funding for these three areas, will depend on the quality and importance of propsals recieved; and the breadth of research approaches.

Funding is available for any activity with potential to rapidly advance novel Global Health discovery and translation research, which is not immediately ready for submission as a standard Project or Programme application. In many new research areas, foundation funding will need to build capability at the same time as building towards new knowledge.

Possible uses of Foundation Awards include but are not limited to the following, innovative approaches are encouraged:

Early phase discovery and translation research
Extending scope of existing research to wider global settings
Population studies, sample/data collection, data integration
New research tools and techniques
Development of collaborations, partnerships, teams
Creating pathways to impact in LMICs

For more information, visit http://www.mrc.ac.uk/funding/browse/mrc-global-challenges-research-fund-foundation-awards/.

More Info (mrc.ac.uk)

Wednesday 15th June 2016

Research project grants for historical humanities

The Gerda Henkel Foundation invites proposals for its small research project grants. These support research projects in the historical humanities, particularly within the fields of archaeology, art history, historical Islamic studies, history, history of law, history of science, prehistory and early history.

Applications are open to universities and other research institutes or comparable institutions, as well as to one or several PhDs or scholars with postdoctoral lecture qualification. Studies below PhD level will not be supported.

Grants may be used to to cover personnel, travel, materials and other costs for research, up to a maximum of €15,000

Eligibility Profile (Funding)

Country of applicant institution: Any
Nationality of researcher: Any
Type of institution: Non-Profit; Public Sector or Government Organisation; University

More Info (gerda-henkel-stiftung.de)

Tuesday 31st May 2016

Africa Clean Energy Business

The Department for International Development invites proposals for its Africa clean energy business programme. This aims to help enterprises across Africa to supply off-grid energy products and services and help put in place the enabling environment that facilitates a market based approach to off-grid renewable energy. For more information, visit https://supplierportal.dfid.gov.uk/selfservice/pages/public/supplier/publicbulletin/viewPublicNotice.cmd?bm90aWNlSWQ9NjUxNDA%3D.

Wednesday 11th May 2016

British Academy / Leverhulme Small Research Grants

Grants are available to support primary research in the humanities and social sciences. The first recourse for funding should be to your own institution (where applicable). Applications will not be considered for less than £500. The maximum grant is £10,000 over two years. Applications for collaborative or individual projects are equally welcome under this scheme. Applications from international groups of scholars are welcome, provided there is a UK-based scholar as lead applicant.

Funds are available to facilitate initial project planning and development; to support the direct costs of research; and to enable the advancement of research through workshops or conferences, or visits by or to partner scholars. Applicants may seek support for any combination of eligible activity and cost up to the overall limit of £10,000. The Academy will assess applications equally on their merits, with no preference as to mode of enquiry.

Read more at http://www.britac.ac.uk/funding/guide/srg.cfm.

More Info (britac.ac.uk)

Tuesday 3rd May 2016

ESRC-NRF Newton call for collaborative research - Higher Education in Africa

The ESRC and National Research Foundation (NRF) invite collaborative projects between the UK and South Africa which can offer additional value to existing programmes of education research, and contribute to the economic development and welfare of South Africa and Africa more broadly.

In particular we invite proposals which address the following themes:

Organisation of higher education systems, higher education institutions (HEIs) and alternative providers
Equity in higher education access and participation
Curriculum, pedagogy and modes and levels of provision
Higher education for the public good
Higher education and the labour market

This call has been launched under the Newton Fund and as such all research projects should be collaborative in nature and be focused on addressing research of relevance to South Africa or wider Africa more broadly. Each project will therefore require both a UK and a South African principal investigator.

Read more at http://www.esrc.ac.uk/funding/funding-opportunities/esrc-nrf-newton-call-for-collaborative-research-higher-education-in-africa/.

More Info (esrc.ac.uk)

Friday 29th April 2016

Mobility grants scheme: Networking opportunities for African stakeholders in brokerage events in Europe

The Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, EU, invites applications for its mobility grants under the research and innovation support for Europe and Africa. This programme aims to reinforce and enrich the Africa-EU partnership in science, technology and innovation. The main goal of the mobility grants scheme is to strengthen cooperation on research and innovation between the EU and Africa, reinforcing the linkage between academia and the business community, especially on the priority of food nutrition security and sustainable agriculture and related fields. Successful applicants will receive financial support in order to participate in one of the following brokerage events:

•Innovat&Match 2016, from 9 to 10 June 2016, Bologna, Italy;

•IFAMA Matchmaking 2016, from 21 to 22 June 2016, Aarhus, Denmark;

•Network and Consortium Building, from 28 to 29 June 2016, Aarhus, Denmark.

For more information, visit http://www.rinea.org/en/937.php.

More Info (rinea.org)

Tuesday 29th March 2016

Inclusive and sustainable value chains and food fortification (various African countries eligible)

The Diretorate-General for Development and Cooperation (EuropeAid) invites concept notes for grants relating to inclusive and sustainable value chains and food fortification. This aims to develop inclusive and sustainable agriculture-based value chains and fortified foods that improve food security for the poor and vulnerable and reduces poverty and under-nutrition. Funding is divided into two lots:

•lot 1, which aims at the development of inclusive and sustainable development of agriculture-based value chains, for which actions must take place in a country with EU copperation operations;

•lot 2, which aims at improving the health and micronutrient status of vulnerable women and children through fortified foods, for which actions must take place in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Niger, Mozambique, Malawi, Kenya, Chad, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Laos, Democratic Republic of Congo or Gambia.

The lead applicant must be a local or an international NGO, a local authority, a public body, a foundation, a cooperative, a social venture, an inter-professional or an intermediary organisation. For lot 1, the lead applicant must have experience in public-private partnerships promotion and co-applicants are obligatory. For lot 2, the lead applicant must have experience in food fortification, and co-applicants are not obligatory, but recommended. Lead applicants who are established in India, Indonesia, Argentina, Brazil, China, Mexico or South Africa are only eligible if they are also the beneficiary of the project or if the project takes place in a least developed country or a heavily indebted poor country.

Grants in lot 1 are worth between €3 million and €7m, and grants in lot 2 are worth between €1m and €4m. Actions may last between 48 and 72 months. The total budget for this call is €57m.

Closing date 29th March 2016, applications due by 4pm CET.

More Info (ebgate.ec.europa.eu)

Tuesday 29th March 2016

South Africa MRC/CIHR joint call to support the Healthy Life Trajectories Initiative Linked International Intervention Cohorts

The South Africa Medical Research Council, in collaboration with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, invites letters of intent for its joint call to support the Healthy Life Trajectories Initiative Linked International Intervention Cohorts. This aims to support a cohort leadership team comprised of investigators and knowledge users or policy makers from both South Africa and Canada for a cohort in South Africa. Cohort leadership teams will evaluate interventions along the continuum of care from preconception to pregnancy, infancy and childhood, including:

•reduction of prevalence of obesity, adiposity and metabolic markers indicating risk of future cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other non-communicable diseases;

•interventions addressing other risk factors for NCDs in addition to obesity, adiposity and metabolic markers.

Each application must have a principal applicant from both South Africa and Canada. South Africa-based applicants must be well-established, independent researchers with a faculty position in or employed by a university, science council, research institute or registered not-for-profit research organisation in South Africa. In addition, they must be South African citizens or permanent residence holders. Canada-based applicants must be independent researchers registered at an eligible Canadian institution.

Funding is worth up to ZAR5 million per year for up to five years in South Africa, and up to CA$500,000 per year for up to five years in Canada.

More Info (mrc.ac.za)

Friday 11th March 2016

Intra-regional labour migration in the East Africa Community

The East Africa Research Fund and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency invite applications for their understanding intra-regional labour migration in the East Africa Community study. This aims to strengthen the evidence base on intra-regional labour migration to understand what opportunities and challenges this presents for both the countries of origin and destination countries, and maximise the potential of labour migration to promote inclusive economic growth and poverty reduction in the EAC. The main objectives of this study are to:

•map the total migration flows, stocks and remittances to, from and in each of the EAC countries;

•examine the intra-regional cross-border regular labour migrant flows, trends and patterns in the EAC;

•assess the characteristics of intra-regional cross-border irregular labour migrants in the EAC;

•review the labour market responses in the EAC, in both the countries of origin and destination countries;

•draw on the findings to recommend priority evidence and data gaps to maximise the potential of labour migration to promote inclusive economic growth and poverty reduction in

the EAC.

The lead organisation must be a recognised higher education institution, research organisation or an international organisation with a credible research capacity and experience of conducting similar research projects. Preference will be given to groups incorporating both international and regional East Africa expertise to encourage diverse perspectives, integrated and innovative thinking. Tenders from suitably qualified organisations or consortia are equally welcome. Organisations or consortia led by or including institutions from low or middle income countries, in

particular those in East Africa, are encouraged.

The total budget is worth up to £350,000. Stage 1 funding is worth up to £30,000 over four months and stage 2 up to £320,000 over 16 months.

More Info (gov.uk)

Friday 4th March 2016

UAC of Nigeria Travel Fund

Applications are invited from Graduate Students of the University of Cambridge for financial support towards travel to Africa (in particular Nigeria) for the purpose of research or study in 2016. It is expected that most grants will cover only part of the expenses incurred in the visit.

A letter of application should be addressed to The Director, Centre of African Studies, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DT, and be received by Friday 4 March 2016.

Applicants should include a short proposal, including a financial statement, and should ask their supervisor to send a separate letter in support by the same date.

For enquiries or to send applications via email please contact centre@african.cam.ac.uk

Friday 4th March 2016

Understanding the economic contribution of small-scale mining in East Africa

The East Africa Research Fund invites tenders for its understanding the economic contribution of small-scale mining in East Africa project. The tenderer will conduct research to provide an evidence base on small-scale mining in Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda, and maximise the potential of the sector to promote inclusive economic growth and poverty reduction. The research study will have three main objectives:

•conduct an overarching synthesis to understand the impact of small-scale mining operations on economies and livelihoods in low to middle income countries, and explore the implications for three case study countries in East Africa;

•map the scale of small-scale mining operations and assess the current and potential national and sub-national economic contribution of the sector and policy approaches to maximise benefits for poor;

•make key recommendations to maximise the economic contribution of small-scale mining sector to promote inclusive and sustained growth for Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda both at the national level and for relevant sub-national geographic areas.

Tenders are invited from suitably experienced and qualified organisations or consortia that must be recognised higher education institutions, research organisations or organisations with credible research capacity and experience of conducting similar projects. Preference will be given to groups incorporating both international and regional East Africa expertise to encourage diverse perspectives, integrated and innovative thinking.

The total budget is worth up to £250,000.

More Info (gov.uk)

Wednesday 2nd March 2016

Newton mobility grants – Brazil, Mexico, South Africa,Turkey, Malaysia, Thailand

These provide support for international researchers based in a country covered by the Newton Fund to establish and develop collaboration with UK researchers around a specific jointly defined research project. Grants are worth up to £10,000 for one year for researchers in Brazil, Mexico, South Africa, Turkey and Malaysia, and worth up to £20,000 for one year for researchers in Thailand.

More Info (britac.ac.uk)

Wednesday 2nd March 2016

Newton research collaboration programme – Brazil, Malaysia, Mexico, South Africa, Turkey

The Royal Academy of Engineering invites applications for the Newton research collaboration programme. This programme facilitates international exchanges between engineering researchers in the UK and their counterparts in Brazil, South Africa, Turkey, Malaysia and Mexico for a duration of three to 12 months. Exchanges may be either one- or two-way in direction, and should form part of a collaborative research project, incorporating visits and dissemination activities.

Exchanges should focus on an engineering research challenge that will enhance social welfare or economic development in the selected partner country, and demonstrate a tangible benefit to the partner country by enhancing its capacity to carry out excellent research in engineering.

Each research exchange should comprise a partnership between a UK-based applicant and a co-applicant based in one of the partner countries. Applicants should be researchers from academic establishments or government-funded research institutes, must hold a PhD and be in full-time employment. There are no nationality restrictions, but both applicants must have full resident status in the country of their employer.

Awards are worth £2,000 per month and may not exceed 12 months

More Info (raeng.org.uk)