Funding Opportunities

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program Fall 2022
Application now open for the next competition of the
Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP)
DEADLINE: September 30, 2022 at 11:59 PM EST
The Institute of International Education (IIE) is pleased to announce that the next round of competition for the CADFP is now open.
Apply now or share this message with those who might be interested. 
What is the CADFP?
The CADFP is a scholar exchange program for African higher education institutions to host a diaspora scholar for 14-90 days for projects in curriculum co-development, research collaboration and graduate student teaching and mentoring.
Who is eligible?
  • Accredited universities in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda, and member institutions of the African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) (including Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia; the University of Rwanda; Cheikh Anta Diop University, Senegal; and University of Mauritius) can submit a project request to host a scholar.
  • Scholars born in Africa, who live in the United States or Canada and work in an accredited college or university in either of those two countries, can apply online to be placed on a roster of candidates for a fellowship. Scholars must hold a terminal degree in their field and may hold any academic rank.
How do I apply?
Links and information about the African host institution project request application, scholar roster application and review guidelines are posted on the CADFP website.  Interested parties are invited to register for one of our informational webinars:
After the webinars, we will post a recording on our YouTube Channel.

Timeline
The deadline for project requests from host universities and scholar applications for diaspora scholars is September 30, 2022 at 11:59 pm EST. Selection decisions will be made in October-November 2022; project visits can begin as early as January 1, 2023 and must be completed by November 30, 2023.

Benefits
Selected fellows receive a $150/day stipend, visa costs, limited health insurance, round-trip international air travel and ground transportation costs to and from home and the U.S./Canadian airport. Selected Host Fellows and Diaspora Fellows can apply for supplemental funds to be used for fieldwork, publication costs and workshops. The CADFP Team manages the fellowships and payments to fellows. Host institutions are encouraged to provide cost-share for the fellow’s meals, lodging and in-country transportation.

For more information on the fellowship program and application process, as well as the projects of current fellows, please write to us at AfricanDiaspora@iie.org visit our website and our communities on Facebook and Twitter. The program is made possible by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York.

Conference Grants

Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB )
The Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB) believes that their conferences work best when attended by members from all levels of academia. But they understand that attending conferences can be expensive, especially for early-career scientists. To encourage attendance at ASAB conferences, they award Conference Attendance Grants of up to £500. The award provides a contribution towards the cost of registration, accommodation, and meals, as well as the cost of travel to and from the conference
Eligibility

  • Applicants must be ASAB members or have applied for membership.
  • Applicants must either be registered at the time of application for a higher degree or be without access to other sources of funding for conference attendance (e.g. undergraduates, unwaged postdocs).
  • Presentation of a paper at the conference is not a condition of eligibility.
  • Priority may be given to first-time applicants and those working under the theme of the conference.
  • ASAB does not usually fund applications from applicants based in the Americas.

Applications should be received by 1st February for the Easter meeting, 1st June for the Summer Meeting, and 1st October for the Winter meeting.

THE FRITZ THYSSEN FOUNDATION

The Foundation supports 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 and networking of scholars working in the same field or on interdisciplinary topics.

Research Fields:

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Conferences, lectures and publications

This grant category provides support for books, journals and conferences on the subject of sculpture. The maximum grant available is £5,000. These grants are available to organisations to publish a new book or journal or to stage a conference. The maximum grant awarded in this category is £5,000.

For more info click https://www.henry-moore.org/grants/grants-programme/conferences-lectures-and-publications#

DMM Conference Travel Grants

General guidelines:

  • Maximum funding is set at £400 within the home country and at £600 for meetings overseas.
  • The amount given depends on demand and may provide only a portion of the requested funding.
  • Applicants who are presenting talks or displaying posters might be looked on more favourably than those who are not.
  • DMM does not fund applications made retrospectively, so please submit your application in good time.  Click here for more information

Proteins from alternative and unconventional sources

European Commission

The growing world population requires an increase in affordable protein supply. However, this cannot be realized by depleting limited natural resources (land, water, nutrients, etc.), which are already under strong pressure globally and in the EU. Today’s largest source of protein for human consumption is based on farm animals, which often involves multiple sustainability issues. Moreover, low-grade or specialty proteins not suitable for food or feed applications could serve as feedstock for the bio-based industry. However, the extraction and purification of such streams are difficult, especially from unconventional sources. Europe needs to diversify protein sources to decrease its dependence on imports and the environmental footprint often associated with animal-based proteins. In line with the Farm to Fork strategy for a fair, healthy, and environmentally friendly food system and the European Green Deal priorities, successful proposals will support the mobilization of proteins for food, feed, and non-food bio-based applications.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for funding, applicants must be established in one of the eligible countries;

  • The Member States of the European Union, including their outermost regions
  • The Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) linked to the Member States
  • Eligible non-EU countries; countries associated with Horizon Europe and  low- and middle-income countries

The budget awarded to this call is EUR120 000 000.

The application deadline is on 22 September 2022.

Agro ecological approaches for sustainable weed management

European Commission

A successful proposal should support the farm to fork’s strategy objective of a transition to a fair, healthy and resilient European agriculture, notably its objective to promote agroecology, and the target to reduce the overall use and risk of chemical pesticides, by unfolding the potential of agroecology to provide alternative weeding strategies that reduce or eliminate the use of pesticides used as herbicides. This will support the transition to sustainable, safe, productive, climate-neutral and resilient farming systems that minimise the pressure on ecosystems while ensuring fair economic returns for farmers. Herbicides have become the foundation of weed management in EU farming systems. Given that herbicides can have harmful effects on the environment, non-target organisms, and animal and human health, reducing reliance on these products has become a policy objective. Sustainable and effective non-chemical alternatives to reduce or eliminate the use of herbicides are largely lacking for most crops and farming systems in the EU. Weed-related challenges can be better addressed as a part of broad-based, holistic strategies such as agroecology that, by relying on and maximising the use of ecological processes to support agricultural production, have the potential to advance ecosystem sustainability while ensuring profitability of the farming activity. Agroecology is a holistic approach that relies on and maximises the use of ecological processes to support agricultural production. By working more with nature and ecosystem services, agroecology has the potential to increase the circularity, diversification and autonomy of farms, and drive a full transformation of farming systems, from input substitution and beyond. In parallel, progressing towards digitalisation or the implementation of new digital technologies is one of the main ambitions facing EU agriculture. The award value is EUR 14 500 000.

Eligibility

To be eligible for funding, applicants must be established in one of the eligible countries;

  • The Member States of the European Union, including their outermost regions
  • The Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) linked to the Member States
  • Eligible non-EU countries; countries associated with Horizon Europe and  low- and middle-income countries

The deadline for application is 15 February 2022 for the first stage and 06 September 2022 for the second phase.

Emerging and future risks to plant health

European Commission

Proposals should target one or more new or emerging plant pests (regulated, non-regulated, introduced or native) that are causing or likely to cause, significant (socio) economic and/or environmental losses to agriculture and/or forestry in the EU and/or Associated Countries. Within the scope of this topic are pests exhibiting an altered and higher probability of entry and spread in a new area that might be the result of changes in their biology or changes in agriculture or forestry pest management practice or rapid spread in new areas. The choice of target pest(s) should consider the potential threat in terms of development and spread, its potential exacerbation under climate change as well as the potential impact on agricultural production, forestry, trade and the wider environment (including soil and water). Activities should consider both the conventional and the organic sectors. The award value is EUR 7 000 000.

Eligibility

To be eligible for funding, applicants must be established in one of the eligible countries;

  • The Member States of the European Union, including their outermost regions
  • The Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) linked to the Member States
  • Eligible non-EU countries; countries associated with Horizon Europe and  low- and middle-income countries

The deadline for application is 15 February 2022 for the first stage and 06 September 2022 for the second phase. 

Ecology of infectious animal diseases

European Commission

The emergence, persistence and spread of diseases is the result of a number of factors linked to the dynamic biological or ecological interplay among and between the infectious agents, the hosts (intermediary or definitive), the community of hosts (intermediary or definitive, including wildlife), vectors in the case of vector-borne diseases, the environment, including other living organisms found in agro-ecosystems, and human activity. Understanding this interplay, at various spatial scales (herd, farm, landscape), in particular the capacity of infectious agents, vectors or hosts to persist in different agro-ecosystems, to circulate between them, or to evolve and potentially become more pathogenic or jump between species is often incomplete for known diseases, and virtually non-existent for new diseases, like the emergence of Coronavirus infections highlighted. The award value is EUR 12 000 000.

Eligibility

To be eligible for funding, applicants must be established in one of the eligible countries;

  • The Member States of the European Union, including their outermost regions
  • The Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) linked to the Member States
  • Eligible non-EU countries; countries associated with Horizon Europe and  low- and middle-income countries

The deadline for application is 15 February 2022 for the first stage and 06 September 2022 for the second phase.

 Alternative sources for high added value food and/or feed ingredients

European Commission

In line with the Farm to Fork strategy for a fair, healthy, and environmentally friendly food system, biodiversity strategy, and the European Green Deal priorities, successful proposals will support the large-scale production of high-value food and or feed ingredients from alternative sustainable sources (excluding animal sources), without impacting or regenerating local biodiversity and ecosystems. Europe needs to increase its strategic autonomy by diversifying sources of sustainable food ingredients (including proteins). Promoting healthier or more sustainable foods is gaining ground among European consumers. Since the introduction of the first Novel Food Regulation in 1997, consumers have witnessed a growing number of novel foods and food ingredients introduced on the market, e.g., based on new crops or algae, to name a few. Additional effort is required to support this trend and bring more products to the market, while ensuring their high environmental sustainability, as confirmed by the life cycle assessment, as well as guaranteeing the high quality for the consumers (including toxicological safety, high nutritional performance, taste, and texture, technological functionality, etc.). Even more importantly, novel ingredients require the development of new value chains, and attention to issues such as production costs, food safety, scalability, and consumer acceptance. Furthermore, positive environmental impacts cannot be taken for granted with novel ingredient sources, and care must be taken to ensure that comparisons between novel and existing sources are valid.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for funding, applicants must be established in one of the eligible countries;

  • The Member States of the European Union, including their outermost regions
  • The Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) linked to the Member States
  • Eligible non-EU countries; countries associated with Horizon Europe and  low- and middle-income countries

The budget awarded to this call is EUR120 000 000.

The application deadline is on 22 September 2022.

 Proteins from alternative and unconventional sources

European Commission

The growing world population requires an increase in affordable protein supply. However, this cannot be realized by depleting limited natural resources (land, water, nutrients, etc.), which are already under strong pressure globally and in the EU. Today’s largest source of protein for human consumption is based on farm animals, which often involves multiple sustainability issues. Moreover, low-grade or specialty proteins not suitable for food or feed applications could serve as feedstock for the bio-based industry. However, the extraction and purification of such streams are difficult, especially from unconventional sources. Europe needs to diversify protein sources to decrease its dependence on imports and the environmental footprint often associated with animal-based proteins. In line with the Farm to Fork strategy for a fair, healthy, and environmentally friendly food system and the European Green Deal priorities, successful proposals will support the mobilization of proteins for food, feed, and non-food bio-based applications.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for funding, applicants must be established in one of the eligible countries;

  • The Member States of the European Union, including their outermost regions
  • The Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) linked to the Member States
  • Eligible non-EU countries; countries associated with Horizon Europe and  low- and middle-income countries

The budget awarded to this call is EUR120 000 000.

The application deadline is on 22 September 2022.

Call for Proposals: Innovation within Green Chemistry

Merck Foundation

Science and technology are at the heart of everything people do on earth, driving innovations that enable people to contribute to a sustainable future. In this endeavor, Merck group is seeking research proposals in the field of green chemistry. Progress is currently made e.g. in the field of catalysts, prevention of waste and emissions, renewable feed stocks, use of AI for the design for reactions with more efficient synthesis. Merck is a science-driven organization and conducts its business in healthcare, life science and electronics.

Eligibility

  • Research proposal should find an application in one of the three sectors: healthcare, life science and electronics. The proposal should include a Proof of concept (Technology Readiness Level 3)
  • Description of the innovativeness of the proposal and the potential impact on Merck should also be included.
  • Applications are accepted from accross the globe.

This grant comprises of 100,000 € for one year with potential for further collaboration. Submission deadline is 31 August 2022.

Life sciences and their convergence with digital technologies for prospecting, understanding and sustainably using biological resources

European Commission

Engineering biology applications have grown beyond chemical production to include the generation of biosensor organisms for the lab, animal, and field, modification of agricultural organisms for nutrition and pest/environmental resilience, production of organisms for bioremediation, and live-cell and gene/viral therapies. The rapid expansion of the field has resulted in new tools and new approaches. However, we are still challenged by the need for novel and more robust and interoperable computational tools and models for engineering biology. For example, improved models of synthetic systems (synthetic biology) and of their interaction with their host organisms could help enable more successful engineering. The topic aims to prevent pollution and sustainably manage and use natural resources within safe planetary boundaries, including in the deployment of the bioeconomy and the bio-based sectors. The proposals should enable prospecting, understanding and sustainable use of biological resources based on their convergence with digital technologies that lead to optimised and more efficient bio-based operations. The award value is EUR 12 000 000.

Eligibility

To be eligible for funding, applicants must be established in one of the eligible countries;

  • The Member States of the European Union, including their outermost regions
  • The Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs)  are linked to the Member States
  • Eligible non-EU countries; countries associated with Horizon Europe and  low- and middle-income countries

The deadline for application is 15 February 2022 for the first stage and 01 September 2022 for the second stage.

Nominations for the 2022 Al-Sumait Prize in Food Security.

Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS)

The Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) is now accepting nominations for the 2022 Al-Sumait Prize in Food Security. The prize is to be awarded to individuals or institutions who through their research projects or initiatives have made significant advancement within the following areas:

  • Developing new varieties of seeds, crops or livestock which can improve the food security and nutrition in Africa.
  • Increasing the shelf life, calorific and nutritional value of food produced and consumed domestically.
  • Improving smallholder farmers’ access to agricultural inputs, techniques, technologies and markets to increase the availability of nutritious products, which are highly needed to improve the diet of the most vulnerable people living and making their livelihoods from the most marginal areas in Africa.
  • Improving farmers’ resilience to climate change and extreme weather variability to ensure sustainable livelihoods, food security and nutrition.
  • Reducing significantly the food waste and food loss in the African continent agrifood systems.
  • Developing new alternative agrifood systems, increasing both productivity while reducing the water footprint, particularly in the marginal environments of the continent.
  • Improving marketing, digitalization and adoption of modern business strategies in the field of food security and nutrition.
  • Providing innovative and sustainable solutions in combating food insecurity and malnutrition in the African continent.
  • Addressing issues relevant to gender equality and women empowerment in Africa in achieving food security and nutrition.
  • Developing innovative projects and/or programs to improve agricultural livelihoods, food security, and nutrition during pandemics.

Eligibility

  • The nominated candidates’ research and development work or projects and initiatives must be innovative and have achieved high-impact in the African continent.
  • The submitted work must be of paramount importance in promoting significant economic, social, human resources and infrastructure development within the announced field of the
  • Submitted research work of a nominated candidate should be composed of studies and applied research, published in peer-reviewed scientific journals and recognized at a global level within the announced field. The research outcomes need to have been applied after publication in African countries within the past ten Adequate supporting evidence needs to be provided.
  • Nominations are accepted from competent regional and international institutions and scientific centers (universities, institutes and centers of scientific research) as well as from UN organizations, former winners in the field of the prize, or former evaluation
  • All submissions must be submitted in English. If the work is carried out is in other languages, a comprehensive summary of the nominated work in English must be submitted.

The prize is awarded annually within one of three fields – Food Security, Health and Education – and has a value of $1,000,000 (One million US dollars). The nomination deadline is 30th July 2022.

Photosynthesis revisited: climate emergency, “no pollution and zero-emission” challenge and industrial application

European Commission

The photosynthetic capacity of plants, algae, and other photosynthetic organisms to assimilate atmospheric carbon dioxide positions them at the center of the global climate change adaptation and mitigation challenges. Their autotrophic lifestyle also makes them ideal platform organisms for sustainable production of biomolecules, including molecules of high socio-economic value, of interest to diverse industrial sectors, by increasingly sophisticated synthetic and molecular biology approaches. This creates new opportunities for industrial production, beyond improved yields, while helping increase CO2 assimilation capacity – contributing notably to the reduction of pollution in Europe, and making it more efficient. In particular, recent research confirms a strong correlation between plant physiological reactions during drought and heatwaves, which are increasing in frequency and intensity in Europe, notably by contributing to ozone pollution, the so-called ‘climate penalty of plants”. The successful proposal will contribute to Destination ‘Circular economy and bioeconomy sectors’ impacts, and the European policies it supports, in particular the European Green Deal, the circular economy action plan, and the bioeconomy strategy. They will help improve European industrial sustainability, competitiveness, and resource independence to develop innovative bio-based products. They will engage all stakeholders and improve their knowledge and understanding of science, notably of biotechnology-based value chains, and improve benefits for consumers. The award value is EUR 6 000 000.

Eligibility

To be eligible for funding, applicants must be established in one of the eligible countries;

  • The Member States of the European Union, including their outermost regions
  • The Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs)  are linked to the Member States
  • Eligible non-EU countries; countries associated with Horizon Europe and  low- and middle-income countries

The deadline for application is 15 February 2022 for the first stage and 01 September 2022 for the second stage.

Call for Application for PhD Thesis Research on Human Capital Development Grant Support 2022/2023

African Economic Research Consortium (AERC)

The African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) was established in 1988 as a public not-for-profit organization devoted to the advancement of economic policy research and training in Africa. The Consortium’s mandate and strategic intent is built on the basis that sustained development in sub-Saharan Africa require well-trained, locally based professional economists. AERC agitates the provision of capacity building in economic policy in Francophone and Anglophone African countries through the provision of support in the areas of policy research and graduate training. AERC wishes to announce the 2022/2023 Ph.D. thesis research grant support to African graduate students registered in a PhD degree programme in Economics at institutions within or outside Africa. The support will be specific to students whose thesis research proposal is on human capital development in Africa. Research could also be targeted at a country or region.

Eligibility

Graduate students are eligible to apply for this award provided:

  • They are African graduate students registered in a doctoral degree program in Economics at a recognized university either within or outside Africa;
  • They have completed all course requirements for the degree;
  • They have successfully defended their proposals and they are in the writing phase of the dissertation
  • They have not received any other funding to support these dissertation activities outlined in the PhD proposal/budget

The deadline for applying for the PhD thesis research grant is August 1, 2022

Better understanding the influence of organizational cultures and human interactions in the forensic context as well as a common lexicon

European Commission

Security research projects related to forensics typically focus only on technologies and data, while the process by which forensic experts evaluate and interpret the evidence is often put aside. However, cognitive methods and human judgment play a significant role as forensic experts observe and interpret the data. By doing this, forensic experts are almost inevitably exposed to irrelevant contextual information (such as suspect’s criminal record or ethnicity, a type of information that can be obtained due to a liaison between a forensic expert and investigators, police, and the prosecution), which can potentially cause bias. In contexts where digital technologies are involved in creating forensic outcomes, biases and loss of transparency can also arise from different roles and disciplinary backgrounds of the different actors working on and with the digital tools. European context, a critical enabler for improved collaboration and communication between forensic practitioners is the use of a clear, consistent vocabulary. Such a shared vocabulary would, among others, allow for a common understanding of forensics, improve structured (cross-border) data sharing, and amplify the (cross-border) acceptance of evidence in court. There is hence a need for development of a common lexicon, able to adapt to the evolving aspect of forensic technologies. The award value Is EUR 3 000 000.

Eligibility

To be eligible for funding, applicants must be established in one of the eligible countries;

  • The Member States of the European Union, including their outermost regions
  • The Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs)  are linked to the Member States
  • Eligible non-EU countries; countries associated with Horizon Europe and  low- and middle-income countries

The deadline for application is 23 November 2022.

Call for Exploratory Comparative Research Project

Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF)

The Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF) is an independent foundation that inspires, initiates, and supports research and educational activities that can contribute to new knowledge on broad issues related to urban mobility and access. VREF invites applications for research grants to support projects that will be implemented in 2022 under the VREF program “Mobility and Access in African Cities” (MAC). This Call is the third one of the MAC program, following earlier calls in 2019 and 2020. Mobility and Access in African Cities (MAC) is a VREF-funded initiative with the purpose of increasing the knowledge and capacity based on equitable and sustainable mobility and access in cities in sub-Saharan Africa. The MAC program seeks to contribute to forming a new generation of highly skilled sub-Saharan university researchers and teachers, as well as to engage professionals, policymakers, and actors within civil society who are committed to achieving goals of sustainable and equitable urban mobility and access. Leading international experts can also contribute to the program through collaborative research projects with their sub-Saharan African counterparts.VREF foresees that successful research proposals will approach these areas through cross-disciplinary approaches that link perspectives and approaches from multiple disciplines or areas, e.g. engineering, social sciences, behavioral sciences, and the humanities

Eligibility

  • Sub-Saharan university-based researchers who have expertise in sustainable and equitable mobility and access in sub-Saharan African cities;
  • Sub-Saharan university-based researchers who have not previously engaged in transport-related research but who have expertise that could fruitfully be applied to these areas;
  • Sub-Saharan university-based researchers with strong interests in carrying out interdisciplinary research that can contribute to new knowledge and insights on issues related to sustainable and equitable mobility and access
  • Projects must include comparative work from urban areas in at least two sub-Saharan African countries;
  • The project leader must be based in a research environment at a university in sub-Saharan Africa;
  • The project team must consist of researchers from at least two different universities in subSaharan Africa (other partners, such as cities, organizations from civil society or NGOs may also be included
  • Projects should  engage young scholars (within five years after Ph.D.) and reflect gender balance in the research team;

The total budget for this Call is 4 million Swedish crowns (approx. 370,000 Euros). VREF envisages supporting up to eight projects, each with a grant of up to 500,000 Swedish crowns (approx. 46,500 Euros). The project grant can be used to cover costs for salaries, travel, equipment, possible workshops/project meetings, and other costs directly linked to project implementation. The grant should be shared between two or more universities/research environments in such a way that one university/research environment will not receive more than 60% of the total grant.

The deadline for application is 1 September 2022.

Creating a sustainable clinical trial network for infectious diseases in sub-Saharan Africa

European Commission

The work carried out on this topic should lay the foundation for the establishment of a pan sub-Saharan African infrastructure of clinical trial facilities that continuously evaluate health interventions (incl. vaccines, treatments, and diagnostics) for infectious diseases in a coordinated, harmonized manner to maximize trial efficiency. The purpose of this topic is to support one project which will carry out a desk review and mapping exercise of the current landscape of clinical trial and laboratory networks in sub-Saharan Africa. Such an exercise would provide the basis for the creation of the intended network. The network could be composed of regional networks in Sub-Saharan Africa, each regional network with its connected clinical trial sites and laboratories. The structure to be built needs to ensure a harmonized approach to clinical trial implementation. Relevant regional and international organizations, such as the World Health Organization – Regional Office for Africa, the African Medicines Agency (AMA), or the Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), should be consulted when developing the plans for the future network.

Eligibility

To be eligible for funding, applicants must be established in one of the eligible countries;

  • The Member States of the European Union, including their outermost regions
  • The Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) are linked to the Member States
  • Eligible non-EU countries; countries associated with Horizon Europe and  low- and middle-income countries

The budget allocated to this call is EUR 1 000 000.

The application deadline is 30 August 2022.

Digital solutions for defining synergies in international renewable energy value chains

European Commission

The European Commission’s scope according to this call is now on the development of novel real-time and open data monitoring and/or simulation solutions (e.g. including digital twins) for sustainable energy production and consumption, predictive modeling, and artificial intelligence for the analysis of international renewable energy value chains and for internationally aligned decision-making in cooperation with international partners from Mission Innovation Countries. To ensure trustworthiness, wide adoption by user communities, and support EU policy-makers, actions should promote the highest standards of transparency and openness, going well beyond documentation and extending to aspects such as assumptions, models, and data related to renewable energy and fuels.

The call is expected to;

  • Advance the European and global scientific basis, European leadership, and global role in the area of renewable energy and renewable fuels and related energy value chains while creating evidence for policymaking by developing novel digital solutions.
  • Provide digital breakthrough solutions for promoting the increase of the global renewable energy share.
  • Reinforce the European scientific basis through international collaboration while increasing the potential to export European renewable energy technologies and ensuring political priorities in the context of sustainable global energy value chains.

Eligibility

To be eligible for funding, applicants must be established in one of the eligible countries;

  • The Member States of the European Union, including their outermost regions
  • The Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) are linked to the Member States
  • Eligible non-EU countries; countries associated with Horizon Europe and  low- and middle-income countries

The budget allocated to this call is EUR 9 000 000.

The application deadline is 27 October 2022.

Energy Catalyst Round 9 – Late Stage

Innovate UK

Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will work with the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) as part of the Ayrton Fund to invest up to £20 million in innovation projects. The aim of this competition is to accelerate the innovations needed to create new or improved clean energy access in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, or the Indo-Pacific region. Creating a just and inclusive energy transition and extending the benefits of clean energy to all to meet sustainable development goals (SDGs) 7 ‘end energy poverty and 13 ‘climate action’.

Your proposal must focus on:

  • improving energy access in official development assistance (ODA) eligible countries in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and Indo-Pacific regions
  • have a technology or business model which is an affordable, reliable, and low carbon
  • consider the role of gender equality and social inclusion (GESI)

Eligibility

  • Your project can also involve organisations from any country
  • There are two types of lead organisations in energy catalyst, an administrative lead, who will start the application, and a technology lead. The administrative lead must be registered in the UK while the  technology lead can be from anywhere in the world
  • To collaborate with the lead, your organisation must be one of the following: business of any size, academic institution, charity, not for profit, non-governmental organisation (NGO), and research and technology organisation (RTO)
  • You must involve at least one partner with a legal entity in one of the focus countries in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, or the Indo-Pacific region, this could include in-country offices
  • Subcontractors can be from anywhere in the world and you must select them through your usual procurement process.
  • All eligible organisations can lead or collaborate on any number of applications.

Your project’s total costs must be between £50,000 and £5 million. The competition opens on 18 May 2022 and closes on 10 August 2022

Genomic epidemiology for surveillance and control of poverty-related and emerging/re-emerging infections in sub-Saharan Africa

European Commission

This topic aims to support activities to strengthen genomic epidemiology and its application to inform public health decision-making. The collaboration between the Global Health EDCTP3 Joint Undertaking and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation aims to leverage the genomic sequencing capacity being built in Africa to support epidemiology and surveillance of endemic and epidemic pathogens. In order to achieve this, partnerships between epidemiology sites (such as population cohorts and clinical trial sites) and genomic sequencing labs in national public health institutes (NPHIs) are needed, sharing and leveraging resources and expertise. The establishment of the Africa Pathogen Genomics Initiative (Africa PGI) with the Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), coupled with the accelerated interest in genomic surveillance due to the COVID-19 pandemic has led to increasing capacity for genomic sequencing in Africa.

Eligibility

To be eligible for funding, applicants must be established in one of the eligible countries;

  • The Member States of the European Union, including their outermost regions
  • The Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) are linked to the Member States
  • Eligible non-EU countries; countries associated with Horizon Europe and  low- and middle-income countries

The budget allocated to this call is EUR 22 000 000.

The application deadline is 30 August 2022.

Global Infectious Disease Research Training Program [D43 Clinical Trial Optional]

National Institute of Health (NIH)

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is inviting applications for this International Research Training Grant. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages joint applications for the Global Infectious Disease (GID) Research Training programs from the U.S. and low- and middle-income country (LMIC) institutions. The application should propose a collaborative training program that will strengthen the capacity of an LMIC institution to conduct infectious disease research, not including HIV/AIDS. FIC will support research-training programs that focus on major endemic or life-threatening emerging infectious diseases, neglected tropical diseases, infections that frequently occur as co-infections in HIV infected individuals or infections associated with non-communicable disease conditions of public health importance in LMICs. Training related to prevention, treatment or public health approaches to any technical area of basic, epidemiology, clinical, behavioral, or social science health research may be supported. Research Training programs should incorporate didactic, mentored research, and professional development skills components to prepare individuals for careers that will have a significant impact on the priority health research needs of LMICs.

Eligibility

  • Higher Education Institutions both public and private
  • Nonprofits Other Than Institutions of Higher Education
  • For-Profit Organizations(small business)
  • Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions) are eligible to apply
  • Non-domestic (non-U.S.) components of U.S. Organizations are eligible to apply.
  • Foreign components, as defined in the NIH Grants Policy Statement, are allowed to apply
  • Any individual(s) with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) (PD(s)/PI(s)) is invited to work with his/her organization to develop an application for support.
  • Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply for NIH support.

Application budgets are limited to $230,000 per year for new awards and $276,000 per year for renewal awards (total direct costs).

Letter of Intent Due Dates are July 3, 2022, and July 3, 2023.

Application Due Dates are August 3, 2022, and August 3, 2023.

Industrial Research & Validation for Artificial Intelligence for Aviation

European Commission

The European Commission’s scope is to address the following; AI-powered applications for higher levels of automation. This will involve the development of AI-powered applications supporting the transition to automation level 4; AI development infrastructure and services that relate to the development of an appropriate aviation/ATM AI infrastructure supporting AI-enabled applications, with the required software development processes, using robust architectures for ATC systems to provide ATCOs and pilots with a good level of confidence in automated decision-aiding tools.

Eligibility

To be eligible for funding, applicants must be established in one of the eligible countries;

  • The Member States of the European Union, including their outermost regions
  • The Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) linked to the Member States
  • Eligible non-EU countries; countries associated with Horizon Europe and  low- and middle-income countries

The award value for this call is EUR 55 000 000.

The application deadline is on 13 October 2022.

INSEAD Africa Leadership Fund Scholarship

INSEAD-The Business School for the world

The INSEAD scholarship portfolio helps the school to cultivate a diverse classroom setting with a good mix of nationalities, academic and professional backgrounds, and gender. They are committed to enabling outstanding men and women professionals to advance in their careers with a world-class MBA at INSEAD. They have launched the Africa Leadership Fund scholarship to support their goal of admitting talented candidates from the African region. For those who are set back by financial difficulties, this scholarship will help them realize their dream of achieving an MBA at one of the top business schools in the world. One INSEAD Africa Leadership Fund Scholarship will be awarded in each Class to candidates who demonstrate outstanding professional and personal achievements, with a commitment to contribute to the breadth of diversity on the programme. Applications for this scholarship are opened for Rounds 1, 2 and 3. All applications will be reviewed right after the deadline.

Eligibility

  • Candidates must also be a national of an African country and have spent a substantial part of their lives, and received part of their prior education in Africa.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who reside in the region.
  • The scholarship will be awarded to those who require financial assistance.
  • Only candidates who are admitted to the MBA programme or are in the interview process may apply.
  • Candidates who demonstrate outstanding professional and personal achievements.
  • Commitment to contribute to the breadth of diversity on the programme.
  • Applicants that possess outstanding academic achievements, leadership experience and growth potential.

The amount of the award is €50,000.

INSEAD David Suddens MBA ’78 Scholarship

INSEAD-The Business school for the world

This award was created with the generous support of David Suddens, MBA’78. It has been established to enable meritorious African MBA candidates to pursue a world-class MBA at INSEAD. The scholarship contributes to increasing the representation of Africans in MBA programme and upholding INSEAD’s hallmark of diversity and global perspective. One David Suddens MBA ’78 Scholarship will be awarded each year to an African candidate.

Eligibility

  • Applicants who require financial assistance.
  • Nationals of an African country, have spent a substantial part of their lives, and received part of their prior education in Africa.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who reside in the region.
  • Only candidates who are admitted to the MBA programme or are in the interview process may apply.

The scholarship is worth 20 000 Euros. Deadline for application 20 April 2022, 8 June 2022, 3 August 2022

Global Engagement Seed Grants 2023

International Brain Research Organization (IBRO)

Global Engagement Seed Grants support neuroscience societies, groups, and organizations in the Asia/Pacific, African, Latin American, Middle Eastern, and Pan-European regions that would like to conduct outreach and engagement activities in their local areas. These grants are offered as part of the IBRO-led Global Engagement Initiative, formerly known as the Global Advocacy Initiative which was launched in 2012.

Eligibility

  • Applicants should be from neuroscience societies, groups and organizations in the Asia/Pacific, African, Latin American, Middle Eastern and Pan-European regions
  • Proposed events and activities should address the specific needs of neuroscience engagement and outreach in the country where they are being held. They can include activities such as public lectures, fairs, conferences, workshops, educational symposia for policymakers, educators and the public as well as the creation of videos or multimedia products
  • Global Engagement Seed Grants are not for research projects, travel grants, short stays or research/return home fellowships

Up to 5,000€ will be awarded for each successful proposal.

The application deadline is 11 July 2022

More information here: https://ibro.org/open-calls/

2022 Call for Proposal Concepts

JRS Biodiversity Foundation

JRS Biodiversity Foundation has launched its 2022 Call for Proposal Concepts! They are currently inviting the submission of concept notes for project funding from sub-Saharan Africa to enhance the capacity for mobilization, use, and dissemination of biodiversity data in support of policymaking for sustainable development. Thematic focus areas include freshwater biodiversity, pollinator diversity, African 30-by-30 goals, and African representation in the post- 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework process.

 Eligibility

Applicant project sites must be located in the sub-Saharan Africa geographic region. Eligible entities may include government agencies, conservation institutions, natural history museums, universities, research institutes, civil society networks, and NGOs.

Concept notes and full proposals must be submitted in English through the JRS Portal by the respective deadlines.

All JRS-funded activities must be not-for-profit. JRS funds may be used to support staff, travel, costs associated with the organization of meetings, workshops, and IT services and equipment.

If invited to submit a full proposal, applicants must provide plans to ensure the sustainability of activities after project support from JRS concludes.

If invited to submit a full project proposal, written confirmation from all project partners confirming their involvement in the project must be provided with the submission.

All proposed project activities must fall within the stated implementation periods for each grant type.

If invited to submit a full proposal, applicants must prepare a detailed budget. Overhead costs are limited depending on the grantee category.

Applicants are encouraged to explore co-funding (in kind or cash) for their projects. Co-funding refers to real costs that are incurred by the applicants while executing the funded project’s activities. These include in-kind contributions that directly contribute to the project activities (i.e., staff salaries, travel costs, etc.) or any in-cash contributions to grant activities from other funding sources.

Following the review of the concept notes, JRS will invite applicants successful in this round to submit a full proposal. Funded projects are expected to start in early 2023 with a project implementation period of between 12 and 36 months. Most projects funded by JRS fall within the $50,000 and $250,000 range.  Amounts outside this range will need clear justifications.

Concept notes must be submitted by 31 July 2022

Major Documentation Project (MDP)

Endangered Languages Documentation Programme (ELDP)

Major Documentation Project is the name for any project over £10,000 which is not targeted to a specific career stage. Applicants for multi-person MDPs must have a proven track record in language documentation and linguistic analysis and have demonstrated the skills to manage such a project. The panel will expect to see evidence of positive outcomes of previous grants, including accessible archived data and previous research. Major Documentation Projects could involve a number of elements, including fieldwork, salary costs of researchers, and stipend costs of graduate students (while engaged in the field and in processing work) whose doctoral research will contribute to the project as a whole. You may request support for between 6 and 36 months.

Eligibility

  • ELDP welcomes applications from researchers of any nationality to undertake projects in any part of the world. Applicants should be researchers with qualifications in linguistics and experience in linguistic fieldwork (including suitably qualified graduate students).
  •  Projects may be undertaken by teams or individuals. MDP applications from established principal investigators are welcome. Note that a salary for a main PI who holds an established research position is not eligible for funding. An MDP will also not provide salaries for extended post-doctoral projects.
  • For reasons of accountability, the Principal Investigator must not be a Director, owner, or similar, of the host institution. This means that directors, founders, or heads of financial administration in the host institution cannot apply for grants.

There is a cap of £300,000; ELDP strongly encourages you to submit value-for-money proposals that are clearly justified.

Accepts applications that have been submitted through the online system by 5 pm CEST on 15th October.

More Information: https://www.eldp.net/en/our+grants/documentation+grants/#

Major Documentation Project (MDP)

Endangered Languages Documentation Programme (ELDP)

Major Documentation Project is the name for any project over £10,000 which is not targeted to a specific career stage. Applicants for multi-person MDPs must have a proven track record in language documentation and linguistic analysis and have demonstrated the skills to manage such a project. The panel will expect to see evidence of positive outcomes of previous grants, including accessible archived data and previous research. Major Documentation Projects could involve a number of elements, including fieldwork, salary costs of researchers, and stipend costs of graduate students (while engaged in the field and in processing work) whose doctoral research will contribute to the project as a whole. You may request support for between 6 and 36 months.

Eligibility

  • ELDP welcomes applications from researchers of any nationality to undertake projects in any part of the world. Applicants should be researchers with qualifications in linguistics and experience in linguistic fieldwork (including suitably qualified graduate students).
  •  Projects may be undertaken by teams or individuals. MDP applications from established principal investigators are welcome. Note that a salary for a main PI who holds an established research position is not eligible for funding. An MDP will also not provide salaries for extended post-doctoral projects.
  • For reasons of accountability, the Principal Investigator must not be a Director, owner, or similar, of the host institution. This means that directors, founders, or heads of financial administration in the host institution cannot apply for grants.

There is a cap of £300,000; ELDP strongly encourages you to submit value-for-money proposals that are clearly justified.

Accepts applications that have been submitted through the online system by 5 pm CEST on 15th October.

Oncology Capacity Building in Sub-Saharan Africa Request for Proposals (RFP)

Pfizer Inc

Pfizer Global Medical Grants (GMG) and Global Bridges Oncology (GBO) are collaborating to offer a new grant opportunity focused on improving outcomes for people with cancer in Sub-Saharan Africa. Organizations and institutions in the region that provide care for cancer patients are invited to submit proposals for Quality Improvement (QI) projects to improve cancer diagnostics and treatment outcomes. Quality improvement projects are systematic, data-guided initiatives structured to generate measurable improvement in health care services and the health status of individuals and targeted patient groups.

The purpose of this RFP is two-fold:

  • To fund, and provide technical support for, quality improvement projects to build cancer diagnostic and therapeutic capability among healthcare professionals in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • To foster and catalyze productive interactions, collaboration, and sharing of learning among and between regional and global networks of cancer health care providers.

Eligibility

  • Geographic Scope:  Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Organizations and institutions located in Sub-Saharan Africa that provide care for patients with cancer.
  • Only organizations are eligible to receive grants, not individuals or physician-owned practices.
  • Multi-Institutional collaborations are welcome, provided that the lead applicant is located in Sub-Saharan Africa and all work is conducted for the benefit of patients in this region.

Grant funding of USD $1 Million is available. They expect to award between 15-20 projects with a typical average grant amount in the range of $30K to $80K. The duration of individual projects may be up to 24 months.

Letters of Intent due is August 11, 2022

Prevention and Intervention Approaches for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (R34 Clinical Trial Optional)

National Institute of Health (NIH)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for R34 planning grant applications focuses on prevention and intervention strategies for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) throughout the lifespan. The intent of this FOA is to support research that advances (1) prevention approaches to reduce prenatal alcohol exposure and incidence of FASD and (2) interventions for FASD. It is expected that research conducted via this mechanism will consist of studies that are a pre-requisite for preparing and submitting subsequent applications for larger scale FASD prevention or intervention studies.

Eligibility

  • Higher Education Institutions both public and private
  • Nonprofits Other Than Institutions of Higher Education
  • For-Profit Organizations(small business)
  • Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions) are eligible to apply
  • Non-domestic (non-U.S.) components of U.S. Organizations are eligible to apply.
  • Foreign components, as defined in the NIH Grants Policy Statement, are allowed to apply
  • Any individual(s) with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) (PD(s)/PI(s)) is invited to work with his/her organization to develop an application for support.
  • Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply for NIH support.

The budget during the three-year project period may not exceed $450,000 direct cost, with no more than $225,000 direct cost requested in a single year. Deadlines for applications are February 17, 2022, June, 17, 2022, October 18, 2022.

Strengthening regulatory capacity for supporting conduct of clinical trials

European Commission

The purpose of this call for proposals is to fund projects designed to support regulatory capacity and develop technical expertise reinforcing regulatory systems in sub-Saharan African countries for supporting the conduct of clinical trials. These objectives should contribute to strengthening frameworks and capabilities, including the issuance of relevant permits, clinical trials oversight, and clinical research pharmacovigilance and post-trial market authorization by NRAs. The funded projects should train researchers, clinicians, and Regulatory Agency authorities’ personnel for an efficient and robust regulatory control system for approving the conduct of clinical trials and for a responsive clinical trials pharmacovigilance.

Eligibility

To be eligible for funding, applicants must be established in one of the eligible countries;

  • The Member States of the European Union, including their outermost regions
  • The Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) are linked to the Member States
  • Eligible non-EU countries; countries associated with Horizon Europe and  low- and middle-income countries

The budget allocated to this call is EUR 38 030 000.

The application deadline is 30 August 2022.

The Elsevier Foundation Chemistry for Climate Action Challenge

Elsevier

After 5 successful editions of the Elsevier Foundation Green & Sustainable Chemistry Challenge, and thousands of proposals from around the world, Elsevier Foundation is proud to re-launch the Chemistry for Climate Action Challenge. The Elsevier Foundation Chemistry for Climate Action Challenge is jointly run by the Elsevier Foundation and Elsevier’s chemistry journals team. With a new focus on Climate Action, the Challenge also supports SDG5, Gender Equality, recognizing the pivotal role that women play in combating climate change. Projects submitted to the Challenge must integrate a gender dimension (such as addressing the role of women in adapting to climate shifts and participating in policy-making and leadership roles) into their projects.

Eligibility

  • The Challenge is open to individuals and organizations whose projects use green and sustainable chemistry solutions to tackle some of the developing world’s greatest sustainability challenges.
  • The project  should be applicable in and suitable for developing countries
  • The project must have an impactful gender component, clearly describing the sex/gender dimensions of the research.

The winning projects will receive a prize of €25,000 each. The winners will be announced at a special event in October 2022.

The deadline for submission of proposals is July 14th, 2022

Biological vulnerability to extreme heat in maternal and child health

Wellcome trust

This award will fund research teams to significantly advance understanding of the biological vulnerability to extreme heat in the context of maternal and child health. By the end of the award, successful applicants will have delivered new knowledge at this intersection and generated evidence with the potential to inform new interventions that can be used in real-world settings. Wellcome Trust is particularly interested in research that prioritises disadvantaged groups in low-or middle-income, or high-income countries. They encourage comparative research across multiple groups and geographies. Proof of concept studies involving non-human model organisms for human physiology will be considered.

Eligibility

  • You can apply for this award if you are a research leader who wants to pursue bold and creative research ideas that will significantly improve our understanding of biological vulnerability to extreme heat in the context of maternal and child health. This could include studies involving expectant and lactating mothers, fetuses, neonates, infants, and children under 5 years of age.
  • Your research should generate evidence that may lead to new interventions to protect maternal and child health from the effects of extreme heat.
  • The host organisation of the lead applicant can be based anywhere in the world (apart from mainland China)
  • Lead Applicant must have demonstrated experience in leading a successful research programme from design and development to achievement of agreed milestones
  • Lead Applicant must have a track record of managing and training others while promoting a positive and inclusive research culture
  • Your research team can Include researchers from any discipline (natural, physical, and social sciences as well as technology) but must include significant expertise in relevant biological and/or medical sciences.
  • The type of host organisation can be higher education institutions, public and private research institutes, non-academic healthcare organisation , and not-for-profit organisation.
  • Co-applicants can be based in the same or in different organisations, and can come from any discipline, but the added value of the team approach must be clear.  Co- applicants can be at any career stage and based anywhere in the world, apart from mainland China.

Level of funding: Up to £2 million per award. In exceptional cases, they may award above £2 million.

The application deadline is 8 August 2022,

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS 2022

 INTRODUCTION

The Lipedema Foundation Award Program was established in 2015 to support research that will improve the lives of people with Lipedema. LF is the world’s largest sponsor of Lipedema research, having awarded over $11 million across more than 40 research awards covering a broad array of topics relevant to patient needs, including diagnostics. These investigator-initiated awards are intended to solicit proposals that, if successful, will lead to significant advances in the diagnosis or treatment of Lipedema.

The Lipedema Foundation is focused on expanding the workforce of committed scientists and clinicians interested in bringing their skills to solve issues related to this condition. This call for proposals is soliciting high-impact exploratory research from teams of scientists, clinicians, and surgeons around the world, regardless of background or prior work in Lipedema. Click here for more information

Funding opportunity: International networks for disability-inclusive global development

Opportunity status: Open

Funders: Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)

Funding type: Grant

Total fund: £900,000

Maximum award: £100,000

Publication date: 13 June 2022

Opening date: 13 June 2022

Closing date: 22 September 2022 16:00 UK time

Last updated: 20 June 2022

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Apply for funding to explore the impact of arts and humanities research on disability-inclusive sustainable global development.

This is a highlight notice for the AHRC Research Networking scheme (Arts and Humanities Perspectives and Shared Learning: Disability Inclusive Sustainable Global Development). Click here for more information

Population, Ethics, and Human Rights Fellowship
Deadline for applications: 31 August 2022
Fellowship Overview:
Duration:
● 12 months, February 2023 – January 2024 .Click here for more information 

 Request for Expression of Interest
Individual Consultancy Services to Undertake Scoping Study for Women and Youth in Agriculture for the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF)
Consulting Services: For the Provision of Individual Consultancy Services to ACBF
Expression of Interest: ACBF/REOI/005/22/BADEA/IsDB .Click here for more information

Inter-Africa Mobility Research Fellowship Program
Call for Applications
Are you an early-career paleoscientist doing your PhD/postdoc at an institution in Africa?
The Inter-Africa Mobility Research Fellowship Program could be for you.
Researchers currently at an academic institution in Africa, working on a PhD or a postdoc in paleoscience.
www.pastglobalchanges.org/support/pages-fellow-africa
Are you interested in collabortive research and building the paleoscience network within Africa? Click here for more information 

Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture
Announcement No. 04/22/33
“Innovative nachhaltige Produktionssysteme”
(“Innovative Sustainable Production Systems”)
Funding instrument: International research cooperation for global food security.

  1. Background and Objectives
    Overcoming all forms of malnutrition worldwide is one of the most urgent challenges of our time. The global food situation has deteriorated significantly in recent years. More than 810 million people are hungry, one tenth of the world’s population is malnourished (FAO SOFI, 2021), especially in Africa and Asia. Increasing shocks and crises, such as the war in Ukraine and the Covid19-pandemic, reveal weaknesses in existing food systems worldwide. Countries often face all three manifestations of malnutrition – over-nutrition, under-nutrition and mal-nutrition – which place a significant burden on the economic and health performance of econ-omies. At the same time, climate change, population growth, changing consumption patterns, and structural constraints are exerting substantial pressure on the agricultural sector to adapt.  Click here for more information

University of Michigan African Presidential Scholars (UMAPS) Program
African Studies Center (ASC) at the University of Michigan
Strengthening African universities is one of the most effective ways to contribute to the continent’s growth and continued excellence. The U-M African Presidential Scholars (UMAPS) program has helped retain and strengthen faculty members working in African institutions of higher education and empowered them to contribute to international academic networks and set their research agendas. The UMAPS Program brings early-career faculty from African universities to Ann Arbor, Michigan. Scholars are paired with a faculty collaborator during their stay and have full access to the University of Michigan's (U-M) resources to further their work on a research project, an academic degree, publications, grant proposal, or other relevant activity. The program supports the development of the next generation of African scholars by integrating them into international academic networks and promotes U-M’s international commitment to research and teaching collaborations across diverse disciplines, from engineering to literature to economics.
Eligibility
All applicants must:

  • Be an early-career faculty member who has taught in the higher education system for less than ten years, and who is presently teaching in a college or university in Africa
  • Be able to demonstrate support from a home institution with a letter of recommendation from the head of department, dean, or vice-chancellor
  • Be able to remain in residence for five months
  • Applicants outside of Ghana, South Africa, or Kenya must be nominated by a University of Michigan faculty member with whom they already have an established relationship.
  • Those admitted to the UMAPS Program will receive: Five months of residency at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, paired with a faculty collaborator with full access to the university’s resources, Round-trip airfare from their home country to Ann Arbor, Michigan, Free housing, medical insurance, a research allowance, and a modest stipend to cover living (Important note: The UMAPS program is unable to accommodate spouses and/or dependents), Office/Laboratory space and Opportunity to present research to the U-M community.

Application period: opens August 15 (8:00 AM EST); ends October 15 (11:59 PM EST)

Ethicon Foundation Fund Travel Grants
The Royal College of Surgeons of England
Ethicon Foundation Fund travel awards for overseas visits are awarded to fellows and members of the College who are in good standing. Successful applicants will normally be in training grade appointments, but more senior applicants may be considered at the discretion of the committee. Successful applicants will be awarded a grant; the value of which is at the discretion of the Ethicon Foundation Fund Advisory Committee.
Eligibility

  • The grants are intended to support applications that wish to enhance a speciality skill or experience that may not be available in the applicant's own country. Travel for the sole purpose of attending a scientific meeting will not be supported.
  •  Applicants must demonstrate that the period overseas relates directly to their home country's surgical training scheme's objectives and/or an opportunity to obtain relevant surgical experience that is not normally available in their home country.
  • Applicants must have obtained prior approval for the visit from the appropriate training authority in the country of application where appropriate. UK trainees must produce confirmation/evidence of prospective approval from the GMC if the post is to count towards the award of a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT).
  • The awards contribute to economy class travel up to a value of £1,000 and are not available to support the travel costs of a spouse or partner.
  • The overseas visit from the successful applicant's home country/place of work will normally be for a period of between 3 to 12 months, although visits of up to 24 months may be considered.
  • All applications must be made before embarking on the visit.

Closing date for applications: 5 October 2022.

Colgate-Palmolive Postdoctoral Fellowship Award in In Vitro Toxicology
Society of Toxicology (SOT)
The Colgate-Palmolive Company sponsors the Colgate-Palmolive Postdoctoral Fellowship Award in In Vitro Toxicology through the Society of Toxicology to advance the development of alternatives to animal testing in toxicological research. The award is given annually and includes a stipend and research-related costs (up to $44,000) for one year. Postdoctoral trainees in their first year of study beyond the Ph.D., MD, or DVM degree who are at academic institutions, federal/national laboratories, or research institutes worldwide may apply. The award application deadline is October 9 of the year prior to the year in which the fellowship is awarded. The award consists of a plaque and fellowship funds.
Eligibility

  • Postdoctoral trainees employed by academic institutions, federal/national laboratories, or research institutes
  • The doctoral degree must have been conferred before this fellowship is awarded
  • Preference will be given to applicants in their first year of postdoctoral study
  • The applicant or postdoctoral advisor must be a member or pending member of the Society. If the recipient is not a member, he or she will be required to submit a membership application before the fellowship is conferred
  • Proposed research should involve in vitro or animal alternative methods
  • Potential of the proposed work to contribute to the advancement of the field of alternatives

For More information and application click

The award application deadline is October 9 of the year prior to the year in which the fellowship is awarded.

Photosynthesis revisited: climate emergency, “no pollution and zero-emission” challenge and industrial application
European Commission
The photosynthetic capacity of plants, algae, and other photosynthetic organisms to assimilate atmospheric carbon dioxide positions them at the center of the global climate change adaptation and mitigation challenges. Their autotrophic lifestyle also makes them ideal platform organisms for sustainable production of biomolecules, including molecules of high socio-economic value, of interest to diverse industrial sectors, by increasingly sophisticated synthetic and molecular biology approaches. This creates new opportunities for industrial production, beyond improved yields, while helping increase CO 2  assimilation capacity – contributing notably to the reduction of pollution in Europe, and making it more efficient. In particular, recent research confirms a strong correlation between plant physiological reactions during drought and heatwaves, which are increasing in frequency and intensity in Europe, notably by contributing to ozone pollution, the so-called ‘climate penalty of plants”. The successful proposal will contribute to Destination ‘Circular economy and bioeconomy sectors’ impacts, and the European policies it supports, in particular the European Green Deal, the circular economy action plan, and the bioeconomy strategy. They will help improve European industrial sustainability, competitiveness, and resource independence to develop innovative bio-based products. They will engage all stakeholders and improve their knowledge and understanding of science, notably of biotechnology-based value chains, and improve benefits for consumers. The award value is EUR 6 000
000.
Eligibility
To be eligible for funding, applicants must be established in one of the eligible countries;

  • The Member States of the European Union, including their outermost regions
  • The Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs)  are linked to the Member States
  • Eligible non-EU countries; countries associated with Horizon Europe and  low- and middle-income countries

The deadline for application is 15 February 2022 for the first stage and 01 September 2022 for the second stage.

Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience
DAAD
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) under the  "Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience" (PRIME) is inviting applications to support the international mobility of postdoctoral researchers by temporary positions at German universities in place of conventional scholarships. Postdoctoral researchers who see their long-term career perspectives in Germany receive funding for a research stay abroad based on a temporary position at a German university. In addition to the stay abroad, the funding also includes a mandatory return phase for subsequent reintegration into the German science system.
Eligibility

  • There are no restrictions regarding nationality and current residency. However, depending on nationality and place of residence, restrictions may apply when choosing the destination country for the stay abroad.
  • You must have completed your doctorate before the start of funding with very good marks (at least magna cum laude / very good for a doctorate in Germany). If the doctorate is not graded, the decision lies with the DAAD selection committee.
  • While not recommended, it is possible to apply in the final stages of the doctorate.
  • Applicants must comply with the programme’s mobility rule, i.e., they are free to choose any country (except Germany) as destination for their research stay abroad, provided they have not resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in that country for more than 12 onths in total during the three years preceding the application deadline of 31 August 2022. Time spent as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention will not betaken into account.
  • Applicants who are EU nationals, resident citizens, or have been continuously active in research for three years’ full-time equivalent in the EU prior to the time of recruitment may spend their research stay outside of the EU. All other applicants must stay in the European Union for their 12-months “abroad” phase.
  • To be considered for funding, applicants living abroad are expected to state their intent to continue their research careers in Germany upon completion of the return phase.
  • Applicants who are already permanently employed by the research milieu where the research training activities are planned to take place and that is recruiting them may not be supported.
  • Applicants must accept that the research stay abroad and the return phase to Germany are both mandatory parts of the programme.

DAAD provides support for 18 months: the first 12 months are spent abroad and the remaining 6 months of the return phase are spent in Germany (funding cycle 12+6). The deadline for application is August 31, 2022.

 

DAAD Scholarship for Students from Developing Countries
Munich Intellectual Property Law Center
The MIPLC is a part of the DAAD's scholarship program for "Development-Related Postgraduate Courses". The scholarship recipients will be granted a full waiver of the MIPLC tuition and participation fee. In addition, the DAAD will pay the scholarship recipients a monthly stipend of EUR 850. As a rule,
the scholarship also includes certain payments towards health, accident and liability insurance coverage in Germany. Furthermore, the DAAD will generally pay an appropriate travel allowance, unless these costs are covered by the home country or by another funding source. The DAAD will also pay a study and research allowance. Last but not least, the scholarship covers a mandatory two-month German course before the start of the program. The scholarship does not cover additional costs, e.g. your enrollment fees or the fees for a semester ticket for public transport in Munich.
Eligibility
You are eligible for the DAAD scholarship for "Development-Related Postgraduate Courses" if you fulfil the following formal requirements:

  • You hold at least a four-year Bachelor's degree (or a three-year Bachelor's degree plus a further degree), completed with above-average results (top 30%).
  • You received your latest degree no more than six years before your scholarship application.
  • You have at least two years of full-time professional experience gained in a public authority or a state or private company in a developing country (university staff and academics are generally not taken into account). To meet this requirement, it is sufficient if you have completed the two years by the time the program starts in October. In any case, the experience must have been gained after the completion of your first university degree.
  • You meet the English language requirements of the MIPLC.

The deadline for application is October 15th  for the following academic year.

Call for Proposals: Innovation within Green Chemistry

Merck Foundation
Science and technology are at the heart of everything people do on earth, driving innovations that enable people to contribute to a sustainable future. In this endeavor, Merck group is seeking research proposals in the field of green chemistry. Progress is currently made e.g. in the field of catalysts, prevention of waste and emissions, renewable feed stocks, use of AI for the design for reactions with more efficient synthesis. Merck is a science-driven organization and conducts its business in healthcare, life science and electronics.
Eligibility

  • Research proposal should find an application in one of the three sectors: healthcare, life science and electronics. The proposal should include a Proof of concept (Technology Readiness Level 3)
  • Description of the innovativeness of the proposal and the potential impact on Merck should also be included.
  • Applications are accepted from across the globe.

This grant comprises of 100,000 € for one year with potential for further collaboration. Submission deadline is 31 August 2022.

Life sciences and their convergence with digital technologies for prospecting, understanding and sustainably using biological resources

European Commission
Engineering biology applications have grown beyond chemical production to include the generation of biosensor organisms for the lab, animal, and field, modification of agricultural organisms for nutrition and pest/environmental resilience, production of organisms for bioremediation, and live-cell and gene/viral therapies. The rapid expansion of the field has resulted in new tools and new approaches. However, we are still challenged by the need for novel and more robust and interoperable computational tools and models for engineering biology. For example, improved models of synthetic systems (synthetic biology) and of their interaction with their host organisms could help enable more successful engineering. The topic aims to prevent pollution and sustainably manage and use natural
resources within safe planetary boundaries, including in the deployment of the bioeconomy and the bio- based sectors. The proposals should enable prospecting, understanding and sustainable use of biological resources based on their convergence with digital technologies that lead to optimised and more efficient bio-based operations. The award value is EUR 12 000 000.
Eligibility
To be eligible for funding, applicants must be established in one of the eligible countries;

  •  The Member States of the European Union, including their outermost regions
  • The Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs)  are linked to the Member States
  • Eligible non-EU countries; countries associated with Horizon Europe and  low- and middle-
    income countries

The deadline for application is 15 February 2022 for the first stage and 01 September 2022 for the second stage.

Charles Bullard Fellowship in Forest Research

Harvard Forest
The Charles Bullard fellowship program supports advanced research and study by individuals who show promise of making an important contribution, either as scholars or administrators, to forestry and forest-related subjects including biology, earth sciences, economics, politics, administration, philosophy, humanities, the arts, or law. The Fellowships carry stipends up to $60,000; the amount of each award depends on the professional status and needs of the recipient and the duration of the Fellowship. Fellows have the option of having the award paid either to themselves or to the Fellow's employer. All Bullard Fellows will be reimbursed for the costs of one round trip travel between their Fellowship site location and their home base.
Eligibility

  • International researchers have additional considerations when applying for a Bullard Fellowship, such as the visa process, logistics, and financial implications.
  • Awarded to individuals in mid-career who have established themselves in academia, public service, or in the private sector.
  • For those in academic careers, preference is ordinarily given to holders of doctoral degrees, but others whose projects show promise of important contributions to forestry and forest studies, broadly defined, will be considered in terms of the likelihood that study and research at Harvard will help fulfill this promise

Applications will open 1 September 2022 and be due by October 1, 2022

ERC Proof of Concept Grants2

European Commission
The ERC Proof of Concept Grants aims to maximize the value of the excellent research that the ERC funds, by funding further work (i.e. activities which were not scheduled to be funded by the original ERC frontier research grant) to verify the innovation potential of ideas arising from ERC funded projects. Proof of Concept Grants is therefore on offer only to Principal Investigators whose proposals draw substantially on their ERC-funded research. The ERC expects that normally proof of concept projects should be completed within 12 months. However, to allow for those projects that require more preparation time, projects will be signed for 18 months. Given this initial flexibility, extensions of the duration of proof of concept projects may be granted only exceptionally.
Eligibility

  • All Principal Investigators in the main grant that is ongoing or has ended less than 12 months before 1 January 2022 are eligible to apply to the ERC-2022-PoC2 call under the ERC Work Programme 2022.
  • Synergy Grant Principal Investigators are eligible to apply only with the written consent of all Principal Investigators in the same Synergy Grant project.
  • Principal Investigators may submit only one proposal under each Work Programme 2022 Proof of Concept call.

The total budget for this grant is valued at EUR 25000000 however, the financial contribution will be awarded as a lump sum of EUR 150 000 for a period of 18 months.
The application deadlines are 15 February, 19 May, and 29 September 2022.

Centers for Agricultural Safety and Health (U54)

National Institute of Health (NIH)
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is inviting applications for this Specialized Center- Cooperative Agreements. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) invites applications for the Centers for Agricultural Safety and Health (Ag Centers). These centers are expected to conduct high quality research and subsequently disseminate their findings and recommendations in audience appropriate products to contribute to improving the safety and health of agriculture, forestry, and fishing workers. Center structure should take advantage of diverse scientific resources and focus on local, regional, and/or national worker safety and health issues. Emphasis should be placed on the creation and implementation of evidence-based solutions that address important agricultural, forestry, and fishing safety and health problems. Centers should also use innovative approaches to identifying, understanding, and developing strategies for overcoming barriers to the adoption, adaptation, integration, scale-up and sustainability of evidence-
based solutions. Collaborations with other academic institutions, nonprofit organizations, and other occupational safety and health focused groups are expected. Applicants must concisely describe the occupational safety and health burden within their service area and directly link research and outreach activities to help alleviate the burden. Applicants should also clearly articulate the anticipated impacts of the proposed work, both during the project period and beyond.
Eligibility

  • Higher Education Institutions both public and private
  • Nonprofits Other Than Institutions of Higher Education
  • For-Profit Organizations(small business)
  • Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions) are not eligible to apply
  • Non-domestic (non-U.S.) components of U.S. Organizations are eligible to apply.
  • Foreign components, as defined in the NIH Grants Policy Statement, are allowed to apply
  • Any individual(s) with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) (PD(s)/PI(s)) is invited to work with his/her organization to develop an application for support.
  • Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply for NIH support.
  • Applicants may include collaborators or consultants from foreign institutions. All applicable federal laws and policies apply.

$1,400,000 Direct Costs per budget period. Award Ceiling: $1,400,000 direct costs per budget period. Award Floor: $800,000 direct costs per budget period. It is anticipated that the maximum amount for each application/award will be $1,400,000 in direct costs for each 12-month budget period. Letter of Intent Due Date is December 17, 2021. Thereafter, 30 days prior to the application due date.

Application Due Dates are January 24, 2022; October 24, 2022; October 24, 2023.

21st Call for Proposals: Impact finance for global value chain to support SMEs in the commodity sector

Common Fund for Commodities (CFC)
The Common Fund for Commodities (CFC) invites applications for financial support from qualifying projects. The CFC can offer a range of financial and technical instruments of support to meet specific needs of SMEs/enterprises, cooperatives, and institutions along the entire commodity value chain in its  member countries. Eligible projects are based in one of the CFC Member Countries and intend to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals by investing in commodity value chains. Successful applications will demonstrate clear and visible potential to achieve a sustainable positive impact on the livelihoods of the poorest people who depend on commodities.
Eligibility

  • All legal public and private entities, SMEs/enterprises/ cooperatives/governments are eligible to apply under this Call for Proposals.
  • Operate in commodity value chains in CFC member countries or provide financial services to micro, small and medium-sized businesses operating in these value chains.
  • Have a proven relevant track record of sound financial operations in their current and/or proposed activities over a period of at least 3 years.
  • Share CFC’s values, including internationally recognized principles concerning human rights, labour, the environment, and anti-corruption as reflected in the United Nations Global Compact.
    The deadline for submitting proposals is 5th September 2022

African Graduate Fellowships

American University in Cairo
The African Graduate Fellowship is a competitive fellowship program for bright, highly motivated African students interested in pursuing a master’s degree at AUC. Each year, fellowships are offered to nationals of African countries (not including Egyptians) for full-time study (nine credits or as required by the
program) in any of the graduate programs offered at AUC.
Eligibility

  • Non-Egyptian African nationals
  • Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree with a minimum overall rating of very good, an overall grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent
  • Satisfy AUC graduate admissions requirements, including submission of AUC graduate application
  • Submit an International TOEFL iBT exam score or an IELTS exam score meeting the cut-off scores for AUC graduate admissions
  • To retain the fellowship, the recipient must maintain a GPA of 3.2 or above

Fellowships are awarded for two academic years and the intervening summer session. The fellowship covers Tuition fees, Monthly stipend, Student services, and activities fee, Medical service and health insurance fees, and A monthly housing allowance for non-residents of Cairo or accommodation in
University Residences at AUC New Cairo.
January 15 for the fall semester and October 15 for the spring semester.

THE SPENCER FOUNDATION GRANT

The Small Research Grants 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. Applications are accepted three times per year. Click here for more information

 THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH

The purpose of the Society for Army Historical Research’s URGs is to further a charitable purpose of the Society by providing encouragement and support to research undertaken by those studying at Universities. Click here for more information 

GRANTS FOR VISITING SCHOLARS

The Visiting Scholar/Consultant Programme provides assistance to Institutes or research groups in developing countries requiring expert advice to enhance existing activities or to initiate a new research programme.

The objective of the programme is to establish a permanent link between an outside expert in a particular field of physics or mathematics and the applying Institute on a long-term basis. Click here for more information 

SOCIETY OF ANTIQUARIES OF LONDON – 3YEAR RESEARCH GRANT

The Society makes annual project grants of £500 to £5,000 to support research into the human past through its material culture or material remains. Within this there are no period, geographic or disciplinary restrictions and applications are encouraged across the full range of the Society’s remit and interests: archaeology, art history, architectural and buildings history, studies of material culture items and assemblages (including books and manuscripts), the history of collecting and collections, and the development of intellectual enquiry into the human past through its material remains. Click here for more information 

UNESCO GRAN T – 2022 SILK ROADS  YOUTH RESEARCH GRANT

UNESCO calls on young women and men under the age of 35 to apply for the 2022 Silk Roads Youth Research Grant. The grant aims to mobilize young researchers for further study of the Silk Roads shared heritage. Twelve grants of USD10,000 will be awarded per research project. 

The UNESCO Silk Roads Youth Research Grant was first launched in 2021 and is organized within the UNESCO Silk Roads Programme with the support of the National Commission of the People’s Republic of China for UNESCO, in the context of UNESCO Social and Human Sciences Programme. Click here for more information

Call For Regional Innovation Collaboration Projects in Eastern Africa: Deadline: 19-July-22.

The Bio resources Innovations Network for Eastern Africa Development Programme (BioInnovate Africa) is inviting scientists from universities, research institutes, and government agencies to work jointly with their counterparts in the private sector to co-develop value added products (goods and services) from biological resources. BioInnovate Africa is a regional science and innovation-driven initiative that is supported by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and implemented by the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Nairobi, Kenya.The initiative supports scientists in eastern Africa to link biologically based research ideas, inventions, and technologies to business and the market. The target beneficiaries are scientists working in universities, research institutes, private sector companies as well as smallholder famers and communities in BurundiEthiopia, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Kenya, Rwanda, South SudanTanzania, and UgandaClick here for more information

IFT Presents the Seeding the Future Global Food System Challenge

Hosted by the Institute of Food Technologists and funded by the Seeding The Future Foundation, the Challenge is intended to support innovations that have the potential for significant impact at scale and over time, and benefit at least one or more of the following intersecting domains: nutritious food for a healthy diet; sustainably produced; and accessible, appealing, affordable, and trusted by consumers. Click here for more information

Pfizer and ICOSEP Announce a Quality Improvement Grant RFP
Improving the Care of Patients with Disorders of Impaired Growth
Competitive Grant Program

  1. Background
    The International Coalition of Organizations Supporting Endocrine Patients (ICOSEP) and Pfizer Global Medical Grants (Pfizer) are collaborating to offer a new grant opportunity seeking proposals to improve the care of patients with disorders of impaired growth.
    ICOSEP’s mission is to unite all types of endocrine groups, associations, societies and online entities, into one comprehensive and cooperative global network. This centralized unification, hosted and coordinated by ICOSEP shall, promote, facilitate and transparently share information among all endocrine groups with the goal of uniting our voices regardless of the specific focus held by any one unique organization. This consolidated umbrella of groups, shall enable rare endocrine voices to unite as a cohesive presence and when necessary, take action for the improved care, health, and quality of life for all patients with endocrine related health concerns. Endocrine united. Click here for more information

Bob Skiera Memorial Fund Building Bridges Initiative Grant Program

Tree Fund

Established jointly by TREE Fund, the Skiera Family, Wisconsin Arborist Association and the International Society of Arboriculture, The Bob Skiera Memorial Fund now provides financial support for the “Building Bridges Initiative”. The Initiative is intended to help arborists and urban foresters communicate the value of trees and urban forests through engagement via collaborative research and other projects with public works officials, risk assessment professionals, civil engineers, wildlife researchers, soil scientists and others. The maximum award value of grants under the Building Bridges Initiative is $30,000, with $25,000 provided annually by the Bob Skiera Memorial Fund and $5,000 provided annually by the John White Memorial Fund. Note: The 2022 Building Bridges Initiative Grant(s) will be focused on research to facilitate or engage interactions between urban forest managers, arborists, and other professionals committed to maximizing the value/use of the urban forest resource. Click here for more information

BSI Conference Travel Grants
British Society for Immunology (BSI)
BSI as one part of its role with charities, the organization supports travel costs for members who wish to attend meetings and congresses, both domestic and international; or, for example, those who want to visit laboratories for specific short-term activities, such as collaborative research, or to learn new techniques.  Click here for more information

Centers for Agricultural Safety and Health (U54)

National Institute of Health (NIH)

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is inviting applications for this Specialized Center- Cooperative Agreements. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) invites applications for the Centers for Agricultural Safety and Health (Ag Centers). These centers are expected to conduct high quality research and subsequently disseminate their findings and recommendations in audience appropriate products to contribute to improving the safety and health of agriculture, forestry, and fishing workers. Center structure should take advantage of diverse scientific resources and focus on local, regional, and/or national worker safety and health issues. Emphasis should be placed on the creation and implementation of evidence-based solutions that address important agricultural, forestry, and fishing safety and health problems. Centers should also use innovative approaches to identifying, understanding, and developing strategies for overcoming barriers to the adoption, adaptation, integration, scale-up and sustainability of evidence-based solutions. Collaborations with other academic institutions, nonprofit organizations, and other occupational safety and health focused groups are expected. Applicants must concisely describe the occupational safety and health burden within their service area and directly link research and outreach activities to help alleviate the burden. Applicants should also clearly articulate the anticipated impacts of the proposed work, both during the project period and beyond. Click here for more information

Conservation grants

Conservation, Food & Health Foundation

The Conservation, Food and Health Foundation seeks to protect natural resources, improve the production and distribution of food, and promote public health in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East.  The foundation helps build the capacity of organizations and coalitions with grants that support research or improve the learning and generation of local solutions to complex problems. The foundation supports projects that demonstrate local leadership and promote professional development in the conservation, agricultural, and health sciences; develop the capacity of local organizations, and address a particular problem or question in the field.  It prefers to support projects that address under-funded issues and geographic areas. Click here for more information

Higher Education Institutions (HEI) initiative 2023-2025

European Commission

The aim of the pilot higher education initiative is that the impact of the EIT reach beyond the KICs and contribute to the EIT’s core mission of boosting sustainable economic growth and competitiveness by reinforcing the innovation capacity of Member States, in line with the Horizon Europe goals of fostering entrepreneurship and innovation skills in a lifelong learning perspective, including increasing the capacities of HEIs across Europe at the institutional level.

The scope is to ensure the success of the pilot higher education initiative, the EIT shall provide funding as well as specific guidance, expertise and coaching to participating HEIs and target HEIs from across Europe, paying particular attention to HEIs from countries (and regions in those countries) that are moderate and modest innovators and other low performing regions that wish to develop their innovation capacities and strengthen their innovation footprint and smart specialisation strategies. Click here for more information

International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a consultant to undertake a study on the informal forage seed market in Ethiopia. Forage production has significant potential to enhance livestock productivity in Ethiopia and to this end projects and NGO’s have promoted forage production for many years. This promotion has included procurement of forage seed and distribution to beneficiary farmers often at highly subsidized prices. The previous work suggests that these transactions are substantial and may have impeded the emergence of a vibrant and self-sustaining forage seed market in Ethiopia. Click here for more information

Nominations for the 2022 Al-Sumait Prize in Food Security.

Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS)

The Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) is now accepting nominations for the 2022 Al-Sumait Prize in Food Security. The prize is to be awarded to individuals or institutions who through their research projects or initiatives have made significant advancement within the following areas: Click here for more information

Female-Researchers-Grant

Funding Opportunity Description

The Drug Development RFP seeks to support in vivo preclinical studies that advance lead molecules developed for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias to IND-enabling studies. The proposed studies should be structured to deliver a compound with strong potential for clinical and commercial application. This funding opportunity prioritizes novel drug mechanisms and modes of action related to the biology of aging and other emerging therapeutic areas for dementia. For this reason, amyloid targeted approaches and cholinesterase inhibitor proposals will not be considered for this RFP. Click here for more information

NRF Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Collaborative Funding CallClosing Date: 05/08/2022
Funding available for projects to accelerate the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Global Research Council (GRC) is a virtual organisation comprised of science, research and engineering funding agencies from around the world. It is dedicated to the promotion and sharing of data and best practices for high-quality collaboration among funding agencies worldwide. Further, the GRC is committed to providing an opportunity for countries large and small to work in concert across national borders. The GRC believes that cooperation and collaboration can enhance the quality of science, avoid unnecessary duplication, provide economies of scale, and address issues that can only be solved by working collectively and collaboratively. Click here for More Information 

Routledge/Round Table Commonwealth Studentships : Closing date: 31 July at 23:59 UTC
The Studentships
The PhD studentships provide support for research projects on Commonwealth related themes. Two studentships are available each year, one for UK-registered students and one for Commonwealth students in other countries.
The studentships have a value of GBP 5,500 each. Click here for More Information

Sigma Global Nursing Research Grant

Purpose

The Sigma Global Nursing Research Grant encourages nurses to focus on responding to health disparities globally.

Grant Details

Grants available: 1 per year
Funding: up to US $10,000
Deadline: 1 May 2023
Funding date: 1 November 2023: Click here for More Information

2022 YALI Regional Leadership Center East Africa Cohorts 43, 44 & 45

The YALI Regional Leadership Center East Africa, located at Kenyatta University in Nairobi, Kenya serves 14 countries in East and Central Africa: Burundi, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. The Center is overseen by Deloitte East Africa and is supported by a growing number of African and international partners. >>>Read More

IMU-CDC Funding Opportunities
The International Mathematics Union‘s Commission for Developing Countries is delighted to offer a variety of targeted funding programs to enable research and cooperation between mathematicians in developing countries and the rest of the world. Read More

 Call for Innovation Research Grants on Responsible Artificial Intelligence for Climate Action

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Special call for papers: Open Science Policies as an Accelerator for Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Journal of Science Policy & Governance (JSPG)

The Journal of Science Policy & Governance (JSPG), the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Major Group for Children and Youth (MGCY) are pleased to announce a call for papers and competition on shaping the future of global scientific practices in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic, focused on Open Science Policies as an Accelerator for Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Open science is a movement towards a more accessible, more transparent, and more participatory way of designing, conducting, publishing, and evaluating scholarly research. Click here for more information

Knowledge Frontiers – International Interdisciplinary Research 2023  -Global DisOrder

The British Academy is inviting proposals for projects which focus on the theme of ‘Global (Dis)Order’. The purpose of each project will be to develop new international research in the humanities and social sciences, to further our understanding of global order and disorder. Research may be problem-focused, creatively innovative and exploratory, and should bring together relevant disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, where appropriate, for maximum impact/effect. The Academy expects all applications to fundamentally involve and integrate both the humanities and social sciences. The Academy particularly encourage applications led from the humanities. Click here for more information

2022: Mawazo Fellows Fund 

Mawazo Institute

The Mawazo Fellows Fund offers grants of up to US$2,500 to current MLEx Fellows and PhD Scholars Alumni to support their research activities. In order to encourage our beneficiaries to identify and prioritize their needs, each grant application will only support one specific research activity. >>>>See more information

2022 MAC Mobility Grants:

Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF)

The Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF) invites junior and senior researchers, PhD students and advanced (last year) master students who are based at universities in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) to apply for short-term (4-8 weeks) visits universities in other SSA-countries. >>>>>>See more information

FELLOWSHIPS

The Developing Country Eye Researcher Travel Fellowship (DCERF) program brings aspiring scientists from developing nations to the ARVO Annual Meeting. The goal of the program is to provide young researchers with access to the latest in vision science while offering the opportunity to network with colleagues, mentorsand thought leaders to develop an effective vision research program in their home countries.

Applications are open annually from Sept. 1 through Dec. 1 via the online application. Winners are notified by mid-February.

2022 DCERF award includes*:

  • Technology Stipend
  • Annual Meeting registration
  • One year of ARVO membership
  • Support of an Annual Meeting mentor and the DCERF alumni community

For further information please follow this link: https://www.arvo.org/arvo-foundation/what-we-fund/awards-grants-and-fellowships/developing-country-eye-researcher-travel-fellowships/dcerf/

ICGEB SMART Fellowships

International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB)

The ICGEB SMART Fellowship programme promotes the mobility of researchers between the ICGEB Member States as a way of enhancing skill development, acquisition of specific hands-on training in new technologies and increasing cooperation in science and technology and should show clear evidence of strong collaboration between the two laboratories. The programme promotes the mobility of researchers between the ICGEB Member States as a way of enhancing skill development, acquisition of specific hands-on training in technologies available in the receiving laboratory and increasing bilateral cooperation in science and technology, and should show clear evidence of strong collaboration between the two laboratories. Applicants should focus on the impact on the fellow’s career, the benefit to the applicant’s home laboratory and the suitability of the receiving laboratory. Applications are welcome in any area of the Life Sciences. Click here for more information

 African Graduate Fellowships

American University in Cairo

The African Graduate Fellowship is a competitive fellowship program for bright, highly motivated African students interested in pursuing a master’s degree at AUC. Each year, fellowships are offered to nationals of African countries (not including Egyptians) for full-time study (nine credits or as required by the program) in any of the graduate programs offered at AUC. Click here for more information

 Martha Farrell Fellowships

Theme: Access and inclusion

Background

Dr Martha Farrell was director of PRIA’s gender programme and campaigned tirelessly for women’s rights, gender equality and adult education. In 2015, while in Afghanistan to lead a gender training workshop, she was among 14 people killed in a Taliban attack. The Martha Farrell Foundation was set up in her memory to continue her work. The Martha Farrell Memorial Fellowships draw on the Foundation’s expertise to offer staff members from an ACU member university training and support so that they can introduce an effective anti-sexual harassment initiative at their home university. Click here for More Information

 ISID – ESCMID FELLOWSHIPS

The International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID) and the European Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) established their joint fellowship program in 2010 to foster international, peer-to-peer collaboration and the exchange of scientific knowledge and best practice.  The program enables early-career investigators, from low and lower-middle income countries outside of the region, to travel to Europe for multidisciplinary clinical and laboratory training. Click here to Read More

The Newton International Fellowships – Social Sciences

The Newton International Fellowships enable researchers to work for two years at a UK institution with the aim of fostering long-term international collaborations. The scheme aims to attract the most promising early career postdoctoral researchers from overseas in the fields of natural sciences, social sciences and the humanities. The Newton International Fellowships scheme is delivered by the British Academy and the Royal SocietyClick here for more information 

2022: OWSD PhD Fellowships 

Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World(OWSD)

The programme is administered with funds generously provided by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and is offered in partnership with host institutes throughout the developing world. The general purpose of the fellowship programme is to contribute to the emergence of a new generation of women leaders in science and technology and to promote their effective participation in the scientific and technological development of their countries. >>>>>See more infromation

2021–2022 Met Fellowship Program – Closing Date: Varying per Fellowship

Join a community of scholars in the fields of art history, archaeology, museum education, conservation, and related sciences, as well as scholars in other disciplines, whose dynamic and interdisciplinary projects require close study of objects in The Met collection.  Annually, The Met awards over 50 fellowships to scholars from around the world.  Met fellowships are awarded to junior scholars, postdoctoral and senior academics, and museum professionals for independent study or research. Click here for further information.

Humboldt Research Fellowship – Closing Date: Rolling basis

The Humboldt Research Fellowship for researchers for postdoctoral and experienced researchers accepts applications from all nationalities and research areas: The fellowship offers support – postdoctoral and experienced researchers – with their research in Germany. Through the Humboldt Research Fellowship, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation sponsors researchers with above-average qualifications from across the globe. As a fellow, you will benefit from individual support from the Humboldt Foundation and our diverse sponsorship portfolio. Click here for further information.

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION “NEGOTIATING THE FABRIC OF THE AFRICAN UNIVERSITY – BEYOND LOCALITY AND UNIVERSALISM”
13-15 September 2022
Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo, Mozambique
Our images and imaginations of universities in the 21st century is very much shaped by an ‘Emerging Global Model’. Against this background, the conference reflects on the past,present and future character of the modern ‘African’ university and the university in Africa. Click here for more information 

AHRQ/PCORI Learning Health System Small Grant Pilot Program
(PA-21-202)
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Application Receipt Date(s): June 16, 2022

Innovation Grants to Nurture Initial Translational Efforts (IGNITE): Neurotherapeutic Agent Characterization and In vivo Efficacy Studies (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
(PAR-21-122)
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Application Receipt Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcement.

Innovation Grants to Nurture Initial Translational Efforts (IGNITE): Development and Validation of Model Systems to Facilitate Neurotherapeutic Discovery (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
(PAR-21-123)
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Application Receipt Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcement.

Innovation Grants to Nurture Initial Translational Efforts (IGNITE): Assay Development and Neurotherapeutic Agent Identification (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
(PAR-21-124)
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
Application Receipt Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcement.

Blueprint Neurotherapeutics Network (BPN): Biologic-based Drug Discovery and Development for Disorders of the Nervous System (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Optional)
(PAR-21-163)
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
National Eye Institute
National Institute on Aging
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
National Institute on Drug Abuse
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
National Institute of Mental Health
Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research
Application Receipt Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcement.

Modular R01s in Cancer Control and Population Sciences (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
(PAR-21-190)
National Cancer Institute
Application Receipt Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcement.

New Directions in Hematology Research (SHINE-II) (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
(PAS-21-150)
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
National Institute on Aging
Application Receipt Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcement.

Expanding the opioids system modeling efforts to more comprehensively address fentanyl, stimulants use, polysubstance use and associated outcomes. (U01) Clinical Trials Not Allowed
(RFA-FD-21-022)
Food and Drug Administration
Application Receipt Date(s): May 17, 2021, by 11:59 PM Eastern Time. Applicants are encouraged to apply early to allow adequate time to make any corrections to errors found in the application during the submission process by the due date. Applicants should be aware that on-time submission means that an application is submitted error free (of both Grants.gov and eRA Commons errors) by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the application due date. Late applications will not be accepted for this FOA.

Enhancing Innovations in Advanced Manufacturing Technologies for Vaccines against Influenza and Emerging Infectious Diseases (R01) Clinical Trials Not Allowed
(RFA-FD-21-033)
Food and Drug Administration
Application Receipt Date(s): May 18, 2021, by 11:59 PM Eastern Time. Applicants are encouraged to apply early to allow adequate time to make any corrections to errors found in the application during the submission process by the due date. Applicants should be aware that on-time submission means that an application is submitted error free (of both Grants.gov and eRA Commons errors) by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the application due date. Late applications will not be accepted for this FOA.

Technologies for Improving Minority Health and Eliminating Health Disparities (R41/R42- Clinical Trial Optional)
(RFA-MD-21-005)
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
Application Receipt Date(s): May 3, 2021 No late applications will be accepted for this Funding Opportunity Announcement.

Innovations for Healthy Living – Improving Minority Health and Eliminating Health Disparities (R43/R44 – Clinical Trial Optional)
(RFA-MD-21-006)
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
Application Receipt Date(s): May 3, 2021 No late applications will be accepted for this Funding Opportunity Announcement.

BRAIN Initiative: Secondary Analysis and Archiving of BRAIN Initiative Data (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
(RFA-MH-21-130)
National Institute of Mental Health
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
National Eye Institute
National Institute on Aging
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
National Institute on Drug Abuse
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research
Application Receipt Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcement.

BRAIN Initiative: Integration and Analysis of BRAIN Initiative Data (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
(RFA-MH-21-135)
National Institute of Mental Health
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
National Eye Institute
National Institute on Aging
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
National Institute on Drug Abuse
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Application Receipt Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcement.

Limited Competition to Convert the CNS HIV Antiretroviral Therapy Effects Research (CHARTER) Study Cohort to a Research Resource (R24 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
(RFA-MH-21-170)
National Institute of Mental Health
National Institute on Aging
National Institute on Drug Abuse
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Application Receipt Date(s): May 10, 2021

HEAL Initiative: Analgesic Development Initial Translational Efforts [Small Molecules and Biologics] (U19 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
(RFA-NS-21-015)
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
National Eye Institute
National Institute on Aging
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
National Institute of Mental Health
Application Receipt Date(s): April 27, 2021, June 22, 2021, October 13, 2021, June 9, 2022, October 11, 2022, June 9, 2023, and October 10, 2023 All applications are due by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of non-AIDS applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on the listed date(s). Applicants are encouraged to apply early to allow adequate time to make any corrections to errors found in the application during the submission process by the due date.

HEAL Initiative: Planning Studies for Initial Analgesic Development Initial Translational Efforts [Small Molecules and Biologics] (R34 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
(RFA-NS-21-016)
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
National Eye Institute
National Institute on Aging
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
National Institute of Mental Health
Application Receipt Date(s): April 27, 2021

Secondary Analyses of Existing Datasets of Tobacco Use and Health (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
(RFA-OD-21-003)
National Institutes of Health
National Cancer Institute
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
National Institute on Drug Abuse
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Application Receipt Date(s): October 8, 2021, August 8, 2022, March 8, 2023

Maximizing the Scientific Value of Existing Biospecimen Collections (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
(RFA-OD-21-004)
National Institutes of Health
National Cancer Institute
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
National Institute on Drug Abuse
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
National Institutes of Health
Application Receipt Date(s): October 8, 2021, August 8, 2022, March 8, 2023