Funding opportunities

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Date and time: 
Mon, 2016-10-10 11:25

Transforming HIV patient care in Sub Saharan Africa

Transforming HIV patient care in Sub Saharan Africa to support the 90-90-90 goals under the President's Emergency Plan for Aids Relief (PEPFAR)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

This supports policy, education and clinical practice efforts to improve the delivery of HIV services at priority, high volume sites across 18 sub-Saharan African countries. One grant worth up to USD 2.4 million per year for up to five years is available.   

Closing date: 23 Oct 16


Dialogue on innovative higher education strategies – university leadership and management training programme

Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst – German Academic Exchange Service

This enables young management-level professionals at higher education institutions in developing countries to tackle successfully every-day challenges. Around 25 grants are available, covering course costs of €5,500, travel costs to and from Germany, accommodation and meals, partial subsistence cost allowance and emergency health insurance.

Closing date: 26 Oct 16


Agri-tech catalyst – industrial research awards

Innovate UK

These support business-led collaborative projects that develop any relevant innovative solutions from across all sectors of agri-tech or other industrial sectors, and that advance the sustainable intensification of global agriculture, including aquaculture, by developing and adopting novel, innovative solutions.

Projects are expected to last for up to three years and be worth up to £1.5 million each. 

Closing date: 26 Oct 16


Mandela Washington fellowship for young African leaders

Department of State

This programme brings 1,000 young African leaders to the US in summer 2017 for academic coursework and leadership training and offers continued professional development in Africa. US government will cover all participant costs.

Closing date: 26 Oct 16


Doctoral dissertation award

Association for Computing Machinery

This is presented to recognize and encourage superior research and writing by doctoral candidates in the fields of computer science or engineering. Two awards are available: the doctoral dissertation award, worth US$20,000; and the honorable mention award, with a budget of US$10,000. Only a max of two (2) nominations can be made by an institution.   

Closing date: 31 Oct 16


Financial services for the poor initiative

Innovations for Poverty Action

This supports rigorous research into financial product innovations for low-income houses in developing countries. Funding is worth up to USD 300,000 per project.

Closing date: 04 Nov 16


TradeCom II – African, Caribbean and Pacific trade capacity building programme

Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (EuropeAid)

This aims to contribute to closer regional integration and increased participation in the global economy of African, Caribbean and Pacific countries and regions through longer-term and locally anchored institutional capacity building.

Grants are worth between €1m and €3m and cover up to 80 per cent of total project eligible costs. 

Closing date: 08 Nov 16


Africa catalyst – capacity building of professional engineering institutes

Royal Academy of Engineering

This aims to ensure there is sufficient, and appropriately skilled, local engineering capacity to participate in and drive national and regional development in sub-Saharan Africa. Projects must include a budget of £35,000 to be delivered over six months.

Closing date: 09 Nov 16


Robert S McNamara fellowships

World Bank, US

These enable candidates from developing countries to conduct development-related PhD research under the supervision of a research advisor at a host institution in a World Bank member country. Fellowships are worth up to USD 25,000 for a period of six to 10 months.  

Maximum award: USD 25,000

Closing date: 02 Nov 16 (recurring)


Georg Forster research award

Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung – Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

This is granted in recognition of a researcher’s entire academic record to date. The award is worth €60,000 and the winner will also be invited to Germany to conduct a research project of their own choice. An additional €25,000 is available to cover participation in conferences and the cost of junior researchers. Up to four awards are available.

Closing date: 15 Jan 17


International research ethics education and curriculum development award (R25)

NIH: National Institutes of Health

This award aims to support educational activities that foster a better understanding of biomedical, behavioural and clinical research and its implications by strengthening research ethics capacity in low- and middle-income countries through increasing the number of LMIC research intensive institutions that can provide advanced education in research ethics.

Application budgets are limited to US$230,000 in direct costs per year for the maximum period of five years. 

Closing date: 18 May 17


Partnerships for enhanced engagement in research (PEER) – SERVIR priority countries environmental management and climate change resilience

Agency for International Development (USAID), US

This enables developing countries use the information provided by Earth observing satellites, and geospatial technologies, for managing climate risks and land use.

Grants are worth between US$40,000 and US$100,000 for one to three years.

- Maximum award: USD 300,000

Closing date: 13 Jan 17 (recurring)

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Tue, 2017-01-31 11:25