Funding opportunities

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This page provides a listing of selected funding opportunities. To view Call details click on links provided in each Call. 

More funding opportunities can also be found on Research Professional Africa. What to expect from the Research Professional African funding platform

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MasterCard Foundation – RUFORUM Scholarships for Ugandan and Kenyan Students 2018/2019

The MasterCard Foundation in partnership with the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture is offering scholarship to Kenyan students to pursue bachelor and master programme in Kenya.

The scholarships tenable at Egerton University, Kenya and Gulu University, Uganda respectively, will see 20 undergraduate and 10 masters’ students benefit from the scholarship in the 2018/2019 academic year.

For more information, visit http://gu.ac.ug/scholarships/

 The deadline of the scholarship is March 16, 2018.

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Global Challenges Research Fund – new social and cultural insights into mental, neurological and substance use disorders in developing countries

Economic and Social Research Council, GB

- This supports innovative and interdisciplinary research that provides social and cultural perspectives on mental, neurological, and substance use disorders in developing countries. The total budget is at least £4 million, with grants worth up to £1.25m each at full economic cost.

- Maximum award: £1,250,000

- Closing date: 11 Jan 18

https://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1992574 

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

Medical Research Council, GB

- This supports multidisciplinary preliminary studies that address key questions on strengthening and improving health systems in developing countries. Grants are worth up to £200,000 each over 12 to 18 months.

- Maximum award: £200,000

- Closing date: 05 Jun 18 (recurring)

https://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1992086

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Innovation prize for Africa

African Innovation Foundation, CH

- This prize honours and encourages innovative achievements that contribute towards developing new products, increasing efficiency or cost-saving in Africa. Three prizes categories are available, each worth USD 100,000, USD 25,000, USD 25,000 and

USD 5,000 respectively.

- Maximum award: USD 100,000

- Closing date: 10 Jan 18

https://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1078722 

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Visiting scholar awards

Yale University, US

- These support research in any field related to British art by providing an opportunity to study the Center’s collection. Awards cover travel, accommodation and

provide a living allowance.

- Maximum award: Not known

- Closing date: 08 Jan 18

https://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1992377

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Doctoral summer research scholarship

Institute of Management Accountants, US

- This provides financial support for PhD candidates working on summer research papers in any area of management accounting. The scholarship is worth USD 5,000 and includes a free one-year membership with the Institute of Management Accountants.

- Maximum award: USD 5,000

- Closing date: 01 Mar 18 (recurring)

https://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1291760

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IADR Lion dental research award

International Association for Dental Research, INT

- This aims to support improvements in oral health sciences through the stimulation of junior researchers by recognition of innovative research in basic dental science for the improvement of public dental health. Three awards are available, worth USD

2,000 each.

- Maximum award: USD 2,000

- Closing date: 02 Feb 18 (recurring)

https://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/246467

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Global innovation fund

Global Innovation Fund, INT

- Funding supports innovative, cost-effective solutions that address any major development challenge in any country or countries in the developing world. Funding may range from USD 50,000 to USD 15 million.

- Maximum award: USD 15,000,000

- Closing date: None

https://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1716530

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Green chemistry award

Royal Society of Chemistry

This recognizes the design, development or implementation of novel chemical products or processes which have the potential to reduce or eliminate the use and generation of hazardous substances.

The award is worth £2,000.

Closing date: 15 Jan 18 

http://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/767682

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Nyholm prize for education

Royal Society of Chemistry

This recognizes a major national or international research or innovation contribution to the field of chemical science education. The award is worth £5,000.

The winner will also receive a medal and certificate and complete a UK lecture tour.

Closing date: 15 Jan 19 

http://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1123681

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USAID-funded community based counter wildlife trafficking activity

US Agency for International Development, US

- This supports community-based counter-wildlife trafficking efforts in CentralAfrica. Funding is worth up to USD 10 million over five years.

- Maximum award: USD 10,000,000

- Closing date: 07 Feb 18

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https://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/2018010

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Threatened animal species small projects

Fondation Ensemble, FR

- This supports projects contributing to the protection of critically endangered or endangered species. Grants are for up to €8,000 each for projects of up to two years.

- Maximum award: €8,000

- Closing date: 02 Feb 18 (recurring)

https://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1037082

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African doctoral fellowship programme

Google, US

- This supports students pursuing or looking to pursue PhD level studies in computer science and related areas in Africa. Fellowships are worth USD 10,000 per year over three years.

- Maximum award: USD 30,000

- Closing date: 19 Jan 18 (recurring) Round closing soon

https://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/2017604

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Educator grants – Africa

Google, US

- These support professional development programmes that demonstrate a sound

pedagogical approach to computer science and an ongoing support community that fosters innovation and shared learning. Funding is worth up to €15,000.

- Maximum award: €15,000

- Closing date: 02 Mar 18

https://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/2017598

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Call for nominations: Stanley Corrsin award

American Physical Society, US

- This recognises a recent achievement, a particular discovery or an innovation in the field of fundamental fluid dynamics. The award includes USD 5,000.

- Maximum award: USD 5,000

- Closing date: 01 May 18 (recurring)

https://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1394375

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Call for proposals: Computational social science

Russell Sage Foundation, US

- *** The closing date for this opportunity has been brought forward. The previous deadline of 31 May has been brought forward to 24 May 2018. All other call details remain unchanged. This programme supports innovative social science research in behavioural economics, future of work, race, ethnicity and immigration and social inequality. Grants are worth up to USD 150,000. ***

- Maximum award: USD 150,000

- Closing date: 24 May 18

https://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1880388

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Call for proposals: Integrating biology and social science knowledge

Russell Sage Foundation, US

- *** The closing date for this opportunity has been brought forward. The previous deadline of 31 May has been brought forward to 24 May 2018. All other call details remain unchanged. This programme supports research that improves understanding of the interactive mechanisms by which environmental influences affect biological mechanisms, and vice versa. Grants are worth up to USD 150,000. ***

- Maximum award: USD 150,000

- Closing date: 24 May 18 (recurring)

https://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1880536

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Shin research excellence award

Geneva Association, CH

- This recognises papers in the field of applied insurance and risk management research that address issues of concern to global insurance executives and examine subjects directly influencing business operations, as well as issues on a practical level.

The award is worth up to USD 5,000.

- Maximum award: USD 5,000

- Closing date: 01 Mar 18

https://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1797104

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Lange/van Tongeren prizes for young investigators

International AIDS Society, INT

- These recognise young researchers who demonstrate innovation, originality,

rationale and quality in the field of HIV and AIDS research. Prizes are worth USD 2,000 each.

- Maximum award: USD 2,000

- Closing date: 05 Feb 18 (recurring)

https://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1134247