2019/2020 VC Research and Innovation Grant: Call for Proposals - Closing Date: Friday, 28th February, 2020

The University invites proposals from full time teaching and laboratory technical staff on the following thematic areas; 

  1. Food and Nutrition Security, 
  2. Health and Well being
  3. Safety, Security and Peace
  4. Affordable Housing 
  5. Manufacturing, Material Science and Value addition
  6. Quality Education and training
  7. Entrepreneurship and poverty eradication

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 Open Call for Applications for the Africa Mother and Child Grants Programme 2020 - Closing Date: Sunday, 23rd February, 2020


THET is pleased to announce a fourth round of grants under the Africa Grants Programme (AGP) with support from Johnson & Johnson. The AGP supports the training of health workers in low- and middle-income countries, through engaging partnerships between health organisations in the UK and Ireland and their counterparts in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The focus of this round will be on reducing morbidity and mortality from conditions requiring essential surgical intervention and/or enhancing patient safety as a result of improved anaesthetic care through the training of relevant health workers. The aim of this stream is to improve the access to, and availability of, quality surgery and/or anaesthetic care for maternal, neonatal or paediatric surgical conditions. Click here for further information

 DELTAS Africa Phase II Call for Applications - Closing Date: Friday, 28th February, 2020

DELTAS Africa invites applications for health-, social-, and sustainable development-focused, interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary scientific programmes aligned to the initiative’s strategic areas and key outcomes – taking into consideration pressing local, national and regional research needs, resources, priorities and existing capacity. This flexible approach is intended to encourage innovation by supporting alternative activities and processes, within the remit of the initiative.
Applications that strongly support and commit to safeguarding diverse workplaces, balance excellence with equity in selection of partner and collaborating institutions and recruitment of trainees, and which can demonstrate value for money, risk management and ability to build strong research cultures and environments are strongly encouraged. Awards will be made for up to five years, with opportunities for competitive renewal anticipated after this period subject to continued funding of the programme. Click here for further information.

 Call for Applications: ICMR/AU-STRC Capacity Building Scheme for Health Practitioners/Researchers – Closing - Date: Saturday, 29th February, 2020

The African Union Scientific, Technical and Research Commission (AU-STRC) invites applications to the ICMR/AU-STRC Health Practitioners and Researchers Capacity Building Scheme designed to build the capacity of African health practitioners and researchers. The first series of training will be held at some the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Institutes in India. Successful applicants will be sponsored for the trainings. Click here for further information.

 Spencer Foundation Small Research Grant on Education - Closing Date: Thursday, 3rd March 2020.

The Small Research Grants on Education Program supports education research projects that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived, with budgets up to $50,000 for projects ranging from one to five years. The program is “field-initiated” in that proposal submissions are not in response to a specific request for a particular research topic, discipline, design, or method. The goal is to support rigorous, intellectually ambitious and technically sound research that is relevant to the most pressing questions and compelling opportunities in education. We seek to support scholarship that develops new foundational knowledge that may have a lasting impact on educational discourse. Small Research Grant proposals are accepted 3 times per year with the next open calls on April 1st and August 3rd, 2020 Click here for further information.

British Ecological Society Research Grant - Closing Date: Friday, 20th March 2020

British Ecological Society provides support of up to £8,000 for ecologists in Africa to carry out innovative ecological research. In recognition of the unique challenges ecologists in Africa face in carrying out research; the grant is designed to support ecologists develop their skills, experience and knowledge base as well as making connections with ecologists in the developed world. The society supports excellent ecological science in Africa by funding services and equipment. Click here for further information

 ReGrow: Repurposing Research for the Rest of the World - Closing Date: Sunday, 1st March, 2020

This Request for Proposals (RFP) is for the Cures Within Reach ReGRoW Pilot, to provide repurposing research grants to researchers and clinicians in low and lower-middle income countries (LMICs), as defined by the World Bank. The call is
seeking clinical repurposing research projects to address any unsolved disease in LMICs. The focus will be in generic drugs, nutraceuticals or indigenous medicines only that could be repurposed to create "new" treatments for any unsolved disease. Click here for further information.

RSTMH Small Grants 2020 for Early Career Researchers - Closing Date: Wednesday, 15th April, 2020

RSTMH small grants seeks to enable early career researchers and global health professionals in the field of tropical medicine or global health to undertake clinical or scientific research and/or fieldwork, either as stand-alone projects or distinct elements within a larger project.

Thematic priorities

Applications focused on the thematic areas listed in RSTMH’s five-year strategy will be prioritized. These are:

  • Neglected tropical diseases, with a particular focus on their overlap with non-communicable diseases and the Sustainable Development Goals;
  • Malaria, with a particular focus on drug resistance;
  • One Health and wider planetary health. The consideration of human health alongside animal health and the environment, in the context of social, economic and political factors;
  • Topical issues including, but not limited to, emerging diseases;
  • Drug resistant infections;

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 CRP – ICGEB Research Grant - Closing Date: Thursday, 30th April 2017.

Through the Collaborative Research Programme (CRP) - ICGEB Research Grants, which is a dedicated source of funding aimed at financing projects addressing original scientific problems of particular relevance for the host country and of regional interest, funding opportunities are made available with the aim to stimulate collaborative research in member states and with the ICGEB Component laboratories and to promote training of young scientists and to facilitate the creation of appropriate research facilities. The programme provides support for research projects in basic science, human healthcare, industrial and agricultural biotechnology and bioenergy.
Applications are invited to this year’s annual call. Click here for further information.