Funding: Royal Society-DFID Africa Capacity Building Initiative

Written by , posted on Friday January 30 2015(2 years ago)

The Royal Society-DFID Africa Capacity Building Initiative is a £15.3 million partnership initiative between the Royal Society and the Department for International Development (DFID).

The initiative will bring together scientists working across sub-Saharan Africa with UK-based researchers aiming to strengthen research and training capacity across sub-Saharan Africa by creating sustainable scientific networks.

Scope
This Initiative will concentrate on three research areas:

  •     Water & sanitation
  •     Renewable energy
  •     Soil-related research

Application Process
The Initiative is currently open for the 2nd round of Programme Grant applications on the Royal Society’s eGAP2 website.

The Programme Grants will offer funding for research consortia to undertake research as well as provide research training over a period of five years.

There will be up to 5 Programme Grant awards available in this round and each award is up to £1,243,000.

The deadline for approved application for this round is Thursday 19 March 2015 and the application must be commenced by the UK-based researcher using an access code, which needs to be obtained from the Royal Society. Read More