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Call for Proposals

GCRF Global Engagement Networks: Call for Proposals Closing Date: Thursday, 11th October 2018

The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) is a five-year £1.5 billion fund and a key component in the delivery of the UK Aid Strategy: tackling global challenges in the national interest. The fund aims to ensure that UK research takes a leading role in addressing the problems faced by developing countries. As part of the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), UK Research and Innovation invites proposals for community building networks focused around research challenges within the six strategic GCRF Challenge portfolios: Cities and Sustainable Infrastructure; Education; Food Systems; Global Health; Resilience to Environmental Shocks and Change and Security Protracted Conflict, Refugee Crises and Forced Displacement.Click here for further information.


Boosting decent employment for Africa’s Youth- Closing Date: 8th October 2018

The call is open to applicants from research-focused organizations, academia, research institutions, think tanks, and non-governmental organizations around the world. However, the applicant must have a strong presence in sub-Saharan Africa or a partnership with a sub-Saharan-based institution. Click here for further information


Boosting Decent Employment for Africa’s Youth: Call for Concept Notes - Closing Date: Monday, 8th October 2018.

IDRC, INCLUDE, and the International Labour Organization (ILO) seek concept notes for action-oriented research aimed at informing the design of effective and innovative interventions that boost decent employment for Africa’s youth. The concept notes should be systems-oriented; innovative; grounded in practice; engage directly with key stakeholders; and have the potential to inform action in one or more countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
Nested within the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth, the call is part of a series planned for the next two years to help governments, civil society, and private sector actors design effective and innovative interventions that boost economic opportunities for youth in sub-Saharan Africa. The initiative will support cutting-edge research projects that address either one of the following priority research themes: Soft skills and digital jobs for youth; and Effective approaches to foster work-based learning programs and mentorship. Concept notes under each theme must address gender constraints that hold young women back from improving their economic prospects and accessing decent work. Click here for further information.


ViiV Healthcare: Positive Action for MSM and Transgender Small Grants Programme- Closing Date: Friday, 20th September 2018.

ViiV Healthcare is seeking applications for its People’ small grants programme with an aim to improve sexual health & wellbeing and advance social and economic justice for men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people in resource-limited and hostile settings.The flagship programme of Positive Action for MSM & Transgender People is committing a minimum of £1.25million each year to community-based initiatives focused either on men who have sex with men or transgender people.Grants of up to GBP £40,000 for two-year projects are available (with no more than £24,000 in any one year). Support will be given to projects that address HIV, sexual health and sexual wellbeing in combination with one other topic namely: HIV, Sexual Health & Sexual Wellbeing; Education & Economic Empowerment; Social Justice & Human Rights; Homelessness & Shelter; Mental Health & Wellbeing. Click here for further information.


KIC-TB Call for Proposals – Global Fund TB Project - Closing Date: Monday, 17th September 2018.

The Ministry of Health, through the National Tuberculosis Program (NTP) in collaboration with Amref Health Africa in Kenya, has embarked on a mission to redesign TB control strategies in the country. One of these strategies targeting local contexts, is the Kenya Innovation Challenge TB Fund (KIC-TB). The Innovation Challenge TB Fund (KIC-TB) is an exceptional opportunity for organisations/groups working with communities in Kenya to show case how innovative and impactful they can be in the national fight against TB. Emphasis is on finding missing people with TB using innovative strategies that are specific to issues identified in local settings. This strategy will complement the country’s efforts to motivate and engage key stakeholders to find the missing people with TB in the community. This initiative is funded by the Global Fund under the strategic initiative designed to inspire innovation and ambitious, evidence-based programming approaches, in order to maximise impact in specific strategic priority areas. The objective is to address specific barriers to finding the missing people with TB, develop innovative approaches to accelerate case finding and scale up tools and approaches that have worked well. Click here for further information.


Call for Applications: LC-CLA-05-2019 Human Dynamics of Climate Change: Climate Services for Africa - Call Opens on Wednesday 14th November 2018- Closing Date: Tuesday, 19th February 2019.

As part support for the roll out of the GFCS, the European Commission has launched a specific call on "Climate Services for Africa" to support projects in Africa. As climatic changes increasingly place populations under pressure, human beings are already adapting. However, less developed countries – particularly in Africa – are often less resilient to climate change and require the deployment of appropriate support to adaptation, including in the form of bespoke climate services tailored to users' needs. There is some evidence that climate change may already be playing a role in shaping population migration patterns around the world (e.g. Africa to Europe). It is important to make use of the wealth of available socio-economic and geophysical data to better understand these patterns in order to develop appropriate policy responses. Actions should address only one of the following sub-topics: Climate services for Africa or Climate and human migration. International cooperation is encouraged as well as the participation of social sciences and humanities disciplines to address the complex challenges of this topic, including challenges associated with relevant gender issues. Click here for further information.


Google Travel and Conference Grants – Rolling basis
Google Travel and Conference Grants are available for students who have their research papers accepted at a top-tier conference in computer science and related area, Applications are reviewed all year round, and therefore you applicants will get feedback regarding their applications four to six weeks from the date of the application. Click here for further information.


 Olympic Studies Centre Research Grant Program: PhD Students and Early Career Academic - Closing Date: Friday, 28th September 2018.

The Olympic Studies Centre (OSC) organises an annual grant programme intended for PhD students and early career academics engaged in scholarly research on the Olympic Movement, its history and ideals, and the impact of the Olympic Games on the various aspects of contemporary society and culture. The programme aims at encouraging PhD students and early career academics in their research with a humanities or social sciences perspective on any aspect of the Olympic phenomenon as well as promoting the consultation of the IOC’s patrimony by facilitating access to the historical archives, library collections and image archives. All projects dealing with the Olympic Movement and/or the Olympic Games will be considered. Applications for the 2019 edition are invited. Click here for further information.


Call for Applications: IDRC Research Awards 2019 - Closing Date: Wednesday, 5th September 2018.

Research award available for a one-year paid Internship program, successful applicants will undertake research on the topic they have submitted, and will receive hands-on experience in research and program management and support, grant administration, and the creation, dissemination, and use of knowledge from an international perspective. Programs of interest include
Agriculture and Food Security, Climate Change, Food, Environment, and Health, Employment and Growth, Foundations for Innovation, Governance and Justice, Maternal and Child Health, Networked Economies, Centre of Excellence for Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems, Livestock Vaccine Innovation Fund. Click here for further information.

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