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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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GODAN/NASA Europa student challenge

Department for International Development

This supports supports researchers and students in finding solutions for local farming in growing cities, using open agriculture and nutrition data. Funding is worth up to €1,000 per project.

Closing date: 08 Aug 17 

http://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1827253

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Supporting the political role of civil society organisations for inclusive development

Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) | Nederlandse Organisatie

voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek

This enables researchers to scrutinise the theory of change presented in the

Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Dialogue and Dissent policy framework and its underlying assumptions. The total budget is €3 million, with individual grants being worth up to €500,000 for up to 18 months.

Closing date: 08 Aug 17 

http://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1872193

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Consultancy services for the development of an operational guideline manual for the Africa CDC  
African Union 
The tenderer will develop a operational manual that simplifies, formalises and standardises Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention’s administrative and operational procedures.   
Closing date: 09 Aug 17  
http://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1927909

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TWAS-CNPq postgraduate fellowships – PhD 
TWAS 
These enable young scientists from developing countries other than Brazil to pursue research towards a PhD in the natural sciences at a research institution in Brazil.
Fellows receive a stipend of BRL 2,200 per month. Up to 20 fellowships are available, for up to four years each. 
Closing date: 11 Aug 17  
http://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/254506

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AERC PhD fellowships – sub-Saharan Africa

African Economic Research Consortium

This enables students from Fancophone and Anglophone sub-Saharan African countries to conduct their PhD studies in economics or related field.

Closing date: 12 Aug 17 

http://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1880007

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Africa Climate Change Fund – second call

African Development Bank

This supports African countries to transition to climate resilient, low carbon development, and scale-up access to climate finance. The total budget is worth USD 5 million. Grants are worth between USD 250,000 and USD 1m each.

Closing date: 13 Aug 17 

http://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1921075

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Assessment of the implementation of the Action Plan for sustainable development of the postal sector in Africa

African Union

Tenderers will provide consultancy services in order to provide insight into the reform of the African postal sector as well as make recommendations for the

2019-2023 medium term plan. The estimated duration of the study is six months.

 

Closing date: 18 Aug 17 

http://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1927915

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Conference grants 
Fritz Thyssen Foundation | Fritz Thyssen Stiftung 
These support scholarly events, in particular national and international conferences with the aim of facilitating the discussion and analysis of specific scholarly questions as well as fostering cooperation. Grants cover the costs of travel and accommodation for speakers and meals of active participants, as well as up to €500 to defray incidental conference costs. 
Closing date: 31 Aug 17 
 http://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1204702

 

Strategic mobility – grant for personal mobility between academia and industry 
Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research | Stiftelsen för Strategisk Forskning 
This aims to increase personal mobility and cross-fertilisation between academia and industry. The total budget for the call is SEK 15 million. Individual grants are worth up to SEK 1.5m over a period of four to 12 months full-time.  
Closing date: 05 Sep 17  
http://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/256464

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Designing interdisciplinary humanities and science, technology, engineering and mathematics teaching and research programmes for African universities
 Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa 
This supports proposals developing innovative programmes combining perspectives from the humanities in the teaching of STEM disciplines and vice-versa. Grants are worth up to USD 50,000 each. 
 Closing date: 10 Sep 17    
http://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1928313

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TWAS-USM postgraduate fellowship programme 
TWAS 
This enables young scientists from developing countries other than Malaysia to pursue studies leading to a PhD in the natural sciences. Fellowships include a standard monthly allowance to cover living costs such as accommodation and subsistence. 
Closing date: 15 Sep 17  
http://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/588619

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TWAS-CONACYT postdoctoral fellowship programme 
TWAS 
This enables scientists from developing countries other than Mexico to conduct advanced research in the natural sciences. Fellowships are tenable for six to 12 months and provide a standard monthly allowance to cover living costs and a fixed amount for health insurance coverage. 
Closing date: 15 Sep 17  
http://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/758607

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TWAS-UPM postdoctoral fellowship programme

TWAS

This enables young scientists from developing countries other than Malaysia to pursue advanced research in natural sciences. Fellowships are tenable for six to 12 months and include a monthly stipend which covers living costs such as accommodation and food.

 Closing date: 15 Sep 17 

http://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1350747

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Research group grants

Bielefeld University

These support the establishment of interdisciplinary research groups in the natural sciences, humanities or social sciences. Grants are worth up to €500,000 over up to 10 months.

Closing date: 01 Oct 17 

http://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1356501

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International exchanges scheme – standard programme

Royal Society

This stimulates new collaborations within the natural sciences between scientists in the UK and overseas. Grants are worth between £3,000 and £14,000.

 Closing date: 17 Oct 17 

http://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1049324

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Kenya empowerment grants

Humanist Institute for Cooperation with Developing Countries

These facilitate groups or organisations in raising awareness, developing transformative leadership, building confidence, skills and working against stigmatisation of marginalised and discriminated groups. Grants worth between €5,000 and €25,000 for a maximum of two years. 

Closing date: 01 Oct 17 

http://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1896429

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DEADLINE BROUGHT FORWARD: Georg Forster research award

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation | Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung

*** The closing date for this opportunity has been brought forward. The previous deadline of 15 January 2018 has been brought forward to 31 October 2017. All other call details remain unchanged.

This award is granted in recognition of a researcher’s entire academic record to date. Up to six awards worth €60,000 each are available. ***

Closing date: 31 Oct 17 

http://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1438939

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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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Quality assurance experts in research
Kenya National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation, KE
- This seeks to identify and engage quality assurance and experts in research on a part time basis in Kenya.
- Maximum award: Not known
- Closing date: 30 Aug 17
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https://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1924005?utm_medium=email&utm_source=rpMailing&utm_campaign=personalFundingAlerts_2017-07-21

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Strengthening quality of malaria diagnosis and treatment in Ethiopia
US Agency for International Development, US
- This supports a project that aims to improve the quality of malaria diagnosis and treatment services to 85 per cent from baseline in project supported facilities. One award, worth USD 25 million, is available for a five-year period.
- Maximum award: USD 25,000,000
- Closing date: 13 Sep 17
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https://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1923037?utm_medium=email&utm_source=rpMailing&utm_campaign=personalFundingAlerts_2017-07-21

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BRAIN initiative: new concepts and early-stage research for large-scale
recording and modulation in the nervous system (R21)
NIH: National Eye Institute, US
- This seeks applications for unique and innovative technologies that are in early stages of development, including new and untested ideas that are in the initial stages of conceptualisation. The combined budget for direct costs is USD 300,000 for up to two years.
- Maximum award: USD 300,000
- Closing date: 26 Oct 17
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https://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1516444?utm_medium=email&utm_source=rpMailing&utm_campaign=personalFundingAlerts_2017-07-21

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University research fellowships
Royal Society, GB
- These enable early-career scientists to build an independent research career in their field. Fellowships are for five years, with a potential extension of three years, and cover  basic salary up to £40,030 and research costs up to £13,000 for the first year and £11,000 for
consecutive years.
- Maximum award: Not known
- Closing date: 04 Sep 17 (recurring)
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https://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/253109?utm_medium=email&utm_source=rpMailing&utm_campaign=personalFundingAlerts_2017-07-21

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Interdisciplinary research hubs to address intractable challenges faced by
developing countries
Research Councils UK, GB
- These enable UK research organisations to establish and lead challenge-led and impact-focused research hubs which meet the aims of official development assistance and focus on transformative approaches to address currently intractable development challenges.

Awards are worth between £8 million and £20m each at full economic cost over five years.
- Maximum award: £20,000,000
- Closing date: 29 Sep 17
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https://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1922431?utm_medium=email&utm_source=rpMailing&utm_campaign=personalFundingAlerts_2017-07-21

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Global health research groups
Department of Health including NIHR, GB
- This allows academic groups to develop links with LMIC partners and to put in place collaborations, build capacity, and run pilot projects, with the aim of preparing them for delivery of world-class global health research in the future.

Awards are worth up to £2 million each for a three-year period starting in April 2018.
- Maximum award: £2,000,000
- Closing date: 20 Oct 17
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https://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1813693?utm_medium=email&utm_source=rpMailing&utm_campaign=personalFundingAlerts_2017-07-21

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Africa catalyst – capacity building of professional engineering institutes
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 up to £300,000 over three years.
- Maximum award: £300,000
- Closing date: 23 Oct 17
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https://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1795389?utm_medium=email&utm_source=rpMailing&utm_campaign=personalFundingAlerts_2017-07-21

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COMING SOON: Africa prize
Royal Society, GB
- *** This opportunity will be available soon. The next call is expected to open in November 2017. The following information is subject to change. 

This prize recognises innovative contributions to the biological sciences, including basic medical science, which contributes significantly to capacity building in Africa.

The award is worth £12,000. ***
- Maximum award: £12,000
- Closing date: Not known
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https://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/253651?utm_medium=email&utm_source=rpMailing&utm_campaign=personalFundingAlerts_2017-07-21

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COMING SOON: Biomedical resource and technology development grants
Wellcome Trust, GB
- *** This opportunity will be available soon. The next call is expected to open in autumn 2017. The following information is subject to change.These grants support researchers who want to establish or maintain resources or technology for the benefit of the wider scientific community.

Grants are worth up to £1.5 million for up to five years, however larger
proposals may be considered. ***
- Maximum award: £1,500,000
- Closing date: Not known
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https://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1078710?utm_medium=email&utm_source=rpMailing&utm_campaign=personalFundingAlerts_2017-07-21

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COMING SOON: Rosalind Franklin award and lecture
Royal Society, GB
- *** This opportunity will be available soon. The next call is expected to open in November 2017. The following information is subject to change.This award supports the promotion of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

The winner receives a silver medal and £30,000. ***

- Maximum award: £30,000
- Closing date: Not known
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https://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/246070?utm_medium=email&utm_source=rpMailing&utm_campaign=personalFundingAlerts_2017-07-21

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Established investigator award
Scleroderma Foundation, US
- The award is designed to facilitate innovative or relevant and meritorious pilot projects by established investigators in areas of research related to systemic sclerosis that will culminate in more substantial funding from federal or non-federal granting agencies.
 

Applicants may request up to USD 75,000 per year for up to two years.

- Maximum award: USD 150,000
- Closing date: 15 Sep 17 (recurring)
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https://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/249919?utm_medium=email&utm_source=rpMailing&utm_campaign=personalFundingAlerts_2017-07-21

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Technology impact award
Cancer Research Institute, US
- This supports the development of innovative technologies that can ultimately be adopted by the research community at large, and that will enable researchers to develop the next generation cancer immunotherapies that can be effective and personalised for each patient.

One grant, worth up to USD 1 million, is available over a maximum period of three years.
- Maximum award: USD 1,000,000
- Closing date: 15 Nov 17 (recurring)
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https://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1922638?utm_medium=email&utm_source=rpMailing&utm_campaign=personalFundingAlerts_2017-07-21

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Collaborative discovery teams
Brain Tumour Charity, GB
- These awards aim to foster a collaborative research process, strengthen ties between basic and clinical research and promote transformational brain tumour research advances with the potential for rapid clinical translation.

Awards are worth £1.5 million each over five years to cover salaries, consumables, equipment and publication costs.
- Maximum award: £1,500,000
- Closing date: 28 Jul 17 Closing soon
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https://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1540578?utm_medium=email&utm_source=rpMailing&utm_campaign=personalFundingAlerts_2017-07-21

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Travel grants
Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland, GB
- These enable candidates to undertake short-term travels. Grants are worth up to £1,000 each for visits usually lasting less than one month.
- Maximum award: £1,000
- Closing date: 15 Sep 17 (recurring)
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https://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/250806?utm_medium=email&utm_source=rpMailing&utm_campaign=personalFundingAlerts_2017-07-21

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Oncology C3 prize
Astellas Pharma Inc, JP
- This supports non-medicine and non-treatment innovation to change cancer care for patients and their loved ones.

The winner receives a USD 50,000 and four runners up receive USD 12,500 each.
- Maximum award: USD 50,000
- Closing date: 21 Aug 17
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https://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1921671?utm_medium=email&utm_source=rpMailing&utm_campaign=personalFundingAlerts_2017-07-21

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Grants for research and development projects
Stiftelsen Promobilia, SE
- These promote the development and production of technical aids so that disabled persons could benefit of a more active life.

Grants are worth between SEK 100,000 and SEK 500,000 each.
- Maximum award: SEK 500,000
- Closing date: 12 Oct 17 (recurring)
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https://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/600105?utm_medium=email&utm_source=rpMailing&utm_campaign=personalFundingAlerts_2017-07-21
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Assessment of fertiliser distribution systems and opportunities for
developing fertiliser blends
Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, KE
- The assessment aims to identify the main challenges in the development of appropriate blended fertilisers and fertiliser distribution systems, and ultimately design interventions that could address the challenges to facilitate the last mile delivery of fertilisers to smallholder farmers in
11 African countries.

The work will be conducted within three months.
- Maximum award: Not known
- Closing date: 04 Aug 17 Closing soon
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https://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1928505?utm_medium=email&utm_source=rpMailing&utm_campaign=personalFundingAlerts_2017-07-28
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Consultancy to establish high impact ICT4Ag interventions for AGRA
Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, KE
- The consultant will address the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa’s mission of triggering an African-led green revolution based on smallholder farmers in Africa, and provide recommendations on cost effective, high impact ICT4Ag approaches.

The work will be conducted within two months from 15 August to 15 October 2017.
- Maximum award: Not known
- Closing date: 04 Aug 17 Closing soon
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https://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1928502?utm_medium=email&utm_source=rpMailing&utm_campaign=personalFundingAlerts_2017-07-28

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Assessment of the implementation of the Action Plan for sustainable
development of the postal sector in Africa
African Union, ET
- Tenderers will provide consultancy services in order to provide insight into the reform of the African postal sector as well as make recommendations for the 2019-2023 medium term plan.

The estimated duration of the study is six months.

- Maximum award: Not known
- Closing date: 18 Aug 17
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https://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1927915?utm_medium=email&utm_source=rpMailing&utm_campaign=personalFundingAlerts_2017-07-28
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Young water fellowship
Young Water Solutions, BE
- This aims to empower young leaders from low- and middle-income countries to implement projects to tackle water, sanitation and hygiene, water pollution and water scarcity issues, by offering them an intensive training programme, seed funding grants for their projects, and mentoring support by senior level experts during one year.

Fellowships include seed funding up to €5,000 per project and  travel expenses.
- Maximum award: €5,000
- Closing date: 09 Aug 17 Closing soon
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https://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1928100?utm_medium=email&utm_source=rpMailing&utm_campaign=personalFundingAlerts_2017-07-28

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Community solar innovation awards
SEED Initiative, CH
- These recognise and support eco-inclusive businesses and not-for-profit organisations in developing countries that use solar energy or technologies to benefit lives in poor communities. Ten awards, each including USD 10,000 and legal advice worth USD 30,000, are available.
- Maximum award: Not known
- Closing date: 16 Aug 17
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https://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1924551?utm_medium=email&utm_source=rpMailing&utm_campaign=personalFundingAlerts_2017-07-28