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Latest Funding Highlights from Research Professional Africa

Research Africa would like to share some of the latest funding schemes published for Africa as follows:

The Department of State invites applications for its call on safeguarding against vulnerabilities for women and for children in the Near Eastern Affairs region. US and foreign-based non-profit organisations, NGOs, public international organisations, institutions of higher education, as well as for-profit organisations and businesses, may apply. Preference is given to non-profit entities. Funding is worth up to US$550,000 over 12 to 24 months for a project starting between January and June 2016. Ref: DRLA-DRLAQM-16-048.

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https://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1734299/

The Code for Africa invites applications for its impactAFRICA programme. Teams of journalists or news innovators from all across the world may apply. All projects should include members from their target country of Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania or Zambia. Academic research projects must demonstrate a media partnership to publish the research in journalistic format that adheres to the innovative storytelling guidelines and is innovative and designed to reach a large audience in one of the eligible countries. The total budget is US$500,000. The 10 finalists will receive production grants to enable them to produce their stories along with technology supports, journalistic mentoring and support on issues ranging from audience strategies to syndication of the content. The size of the grants will be determined by budgets workshopped by the applicant and impactAFRICA. Three additional cash prizes are awarded to the best investigative report, the best data-driven story, and the best service journalism project.

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https://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1734686/

The African Academy of Sciences under the KEMRI/Wellcome Trust research programme invites applications for its initiativeto develop African research leaders (IDeAL) fellowships. African mid-career postdoctoral researchers who have completed their PhD within the last eight years and have a strong publications record in any health-related area such as basic sciences, clinical sciences, nutrition, social sciences, epidemiology, health systems and policy, ethics, demography and statistics may apply. Upto five fellowships worth US$50,000 per year over four years, are available.

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https://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1734788/

New Funding Opportunities

Dear All,

COMING SOON: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis research programme therapeutic idea award US Department of Defense, US
- The US Department of Defense, under its amyotrophic lateral sclerosis research programme, will shortly be inviting pre-applications for its therapeutic idea award. General instructions and the deadline are expected to be announced in February 2016. The following information is subject to change. The maximum grant is expected to be worth US$500,000 in direct costs for the maximum period of two years.
- Maximum award: $500,000
- Closing date: Not known
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https://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1731702?__mhid=79968475
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COMING SOON: bone marrow failure research programme idea development award
US Department of Defense, US
- The US Department of Defense, under its bone marrow failure research programme, will shortly be inviting pre-applications for its idea development award. General instructions and the deadline are expected to be announced in February 2016. The following information is subject to change. This award aims to support innovative ideas and high-impact approaches based on scientifically sound evidence in order to move toward the vision to understand and cure BMF. Clinical trials are not supported.
The maximum grant is expected be worth US$330,000 in direct costs for a maximum period of two years.
- Maximum award: $330,000
- Closing date: Not known https://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1731698?__mhid=79968475 ******************************************************************************** Newton international fellowship scheme outside the UK British Academy, GB
- These enable early-stage postdoctoral researchers from overseas in the fields of natural sciences, physical sciences, medical sciences, social sciences and the humanities to work at UK research institutions with the aim of fostering long-term international collaborations. Fellowships are tenable for up to two years. They include a subsistence award of up to £24,000 per year, up to £8,000 per year for research expenses and a one-off payment of up to £2,000 for relocation expenses.
- Maximum award: Not known
- Closing date: 09 Mar 16
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Collaborative awards in science
Wellcome Trust, GB
- These support groups of independent researchers pursuing problems across the areas of science, medical humanities, society and ethics, and innovation. Awards are normally worth up to £4 million over a period of up to five years.
- Maximum award: £4,000,000
- Closing date: 23 May 16 (recurring)
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https://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1502793?__mhid=79968475
Technical field awards IEEE, US
- These are for contributions or leadership in specific fields of interest of the IEEE. Each award consists of a medal, certificate and honorarium.
- Maximum award: Not known
- Closing date: 31 Jan 16 (recurring)
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Henry R Worthington medal
American Society of Mechanical Engineers, US
- This recognises eminent achievement in the field of pumping machinery, systems and concepts. The award includes US$5,000 and a travel supplement to attend the award presentation.
- Maximum award: Not known
- Closing date: 01 Feb 16 (recurring)
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https://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/258955?__mhid=79968475 =======================================================================
Internal combustion engine award American Society of Mechanical Engineers, US
- The award recognises eminent achievement or distinguished contribution over a substantial period of time, which may result from research, innovation or education in advancing the art of engineering in the field of internal combustion engines. The award is worth US$1,000.
- Maximum award: $1,000
- Closing date: 01 Feb 16 (recurring)
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https://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/258927?__mhid=79968475 ======================================================================== COMING SOON: ecologists in Africa grants
British Ecological Society, GB
-The British Ecological Society will shortly be inviting applications for its ecologists in Africa grants. The first round in 2016 will open in June. The following information relates to the previous 2015 call and is subject to change. These provide support for ecologists in Africa to carry out innovative ecological research. The maximum duration is 18 months.
Grants are worth up to £8,000 for research, with an additional £2,000 in travel funds.
- Maximum award: £10,000
- Closing date: None
https://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1214742?__mhid=79968475

New Horizon 2020 Calls for Proposals

14 October 2014. Brussels. The new Horizon 2020 calls for proposals were published today. The 2016-2017 calls for proposals are open to international cooperation and contain several topics of particular interest to researchers in Africa:

1. In Health:
a topic on vaccine development for malaria and/or neglected infectious diseases.

2. In Agriculture & Food:  3 complementary topics will support the implementation of the EU-AFRICA Partnership of Food and Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture: 1) EU-Africa Research and Innovation partnership on food and nutrition security and sustainable agriculture;
2) Promoting food and nutrition security and sustainable agriculture in Africa: the role of innovation;
3) Earth observation services for the monitoring of agricultural production in Africa.

    see: CALL:
SUSTAINABLE FOOD SECURITY – RESILIENT AND RESOURCE-EFFICIENT VALUE CHAINS
    Call identifier: H2020-SFS-2016-2017
    Publication date: 14-10-2015
3. In Information Technology and Communications (ICT):

International partnership building in low and middle income countries (target region: Sub-Saharan Africa) to address needs of end-user communities. This may include technological improvement and adaptations, as well as innovative service creation based on existing technologies.

4. In Transport:
An Euro-African initiative on road safety and traffic management.

5. In Energy:
A study on a comprehensive EU approach as regards international cooperation in the energy area – the Research and Innovation perspective (including Africa).

6. In Research Infrastructures:
Policy and international cooperation measures.

Call 2016

Phase 1 Applications

North-Driven Development Research Projects: Denmark
South-Driven Development Research Projects: Ghana, Tanzania, and Nepal

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark (MFA) provides grants for development research activities as part of Denmark’s international development cooperation. Within this framework, the MFA invites Phase 1 applications for research grants related to development research.

Click here to download the full document Call 2016 Phase 1 Applications

COMING SOON: H2020 European Open Science Prize

http://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1695005?__mhid=75196479

Horizon 2020: Societal Challenges, EU

The European Commission Horizon 2020: Societal Challenges will shortly be inviting proposals, under the Europe in a changing world work programme, for its H2020 European European open science prize. The launch date and deadline are both expected to be in 2016. More information is expected to be published in the third quarter of 2015. The following information, including which topics may be addressed in this call, is subject to change.

The indicative budget is €900,000.
Award amount max: Not specified
Closing date: Unknown
COMING SOON: Horizon prize on food security 2017

http://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1543642?__mhid=75196479

Horizon 2020: Societal Challenges, EU

*** The European Commission Horizon 2020: Societal Challenges will shortly be inviting proposals under the food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy work programme for its Horizon prize on food security. More information is expected to be published in the third quarter of 2015. The following information, including which topics may be addressed in this call, is subject to change. The indicative budget for this call is €2 million.***
Award amount max: Not specified
Closing date: Unknown

United Kingdom

Commonwealth academic fellowships

Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK, GB These enable early career academic staff from developing countries to spend between three and 10 months at any approved UK university or higher education institution. Fellowships provide airfares, a research support grant, a monthly maintenance allowance of £1,580, or £1,959 for fellows at institutions in the London area, a grant towards preparing reports and other written work, an arrival allowance and a grant for approved travel within the UK or overseas.
Award amount max: Not specified
Closing date: 19 Nov 15

United States

Integrated preclinical and clinical Aids vaccine development programme (U19)

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, US This announcement aims to facilitate the translation of sufficiently advanced, innovative and promising vaccine candidates into early clinical testing. NIH intends to commit approximately US$2.8 million in fiscal year 2017 to fund one to two awards. Application budgets are expected to be between US$1.5m and US$2.5m per year. The maximum project period is five years. Award amount max: Not specified
Closing date: 09 Mar 16
 

COMING SOON: International partnership and mobility scheme

British Academy, GB

The British Academy will soon be inviting applications for its international partnership and mobility scheme. Applications will open in December 2015 and close in March 2016. The following information refers to the previous round and is subject to change. This scheme aims to support the development of partnerships between the UK and other areas of the world where research excellence would be strengthened by new, innovative initiatives and links. Grants are worth up to £10,000 per year for a period of one or three years.
 
Award amount max: £30,000
Closing date: Unknown

Aid innovation challenge

AidEx, GB

This challenge aims to find new ideas for products and services for the humanitarian and development sector. Prizes will be awarded in two categories: the best individual entry will receive a grant of £3,960 to develop their idea, while the best business entry will win a free exhibition stand at AidEx 2016.
 
Award amount max: Not specified

Closing date: 25 Sep 15 International engagement awards

Wellcome Trust, GB

These support innovative public or community engagement projects that explore biomedical research or health in Africa and Asia. Each award is worth up to £30,000 for up to three years.
 
Award amount max: £30,000
Closing date: 19 Feb 16

United States

Sidney Fernbach award

IEEE, US

This recognises contributions in the application of high performance computers using innovative approaches. The award is worth US$2,000 and includes a certificate.
 
Award amount max: $2,000
Closing date: 01 Jul 16
 
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