March 2019

Grants & Opportunities Round-up: March 2019

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Every month we collect opportunities that scientists and students in developing countries can take advantage of. Here’s our monthly roundup of the latest calls and resources for March 2019.

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Grants & Fellowship Opportunities

EASST Research Grant Program
Deadline: 1 April 2019

The East Africa Social Science Translation (EASST) Collaborative is inviting pairs of researchers from East Africa and the CEGA affiliate network to submit proposals for its grants program to evaluate innovative interventions in health, education, economic development, energy, and other sectors. A total of US$240,000 in funding will be awarded across all projects; researchers may request up to US$50,000

TWAS-DFG Cooperation Visits Programme
Deadline: 1 April 2019

The TWAS-DFG Cooperation Visits Programme provides postdoctoral researchers from sub-Saharan Africa, including South Africa, with the opportunity to make a three-month ‘Cooperation Visit’ to a research institute in Germany. The aim of the visit is to initiate research collaboration between African and German scientists with the ultimate goal of developing longer-term links. DFG will cover health insurance, travel expenses and provide subsistence costs for the stay in Germany.

ISID Infectious Disease Research Grants Program
Deadline: 1 April 2019

The International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID) is seeking applications for its Research Grants program to support the professional development of young investigators working in the field of human infectious diseases by funding pilot research projects to be carried out over the course of a year at the applicant’s institution. Up to eight grants of a maximum of US$7,000 each will be awarded.

UKRI GCRF Health and Context Call
Deadline: 2 April 2019

The UKRI GCRF Health and Context call is seeking proposals for interdisciplinary research addressing wider contextual factors contributing to the burden of infectious and non-communicable diseases (NCDs). These factors may include social, cultural, historical, and religious beliefs and practices, or wider biological, ecological and environmental factors. Researchers may apply for funding of projects that cost between £1 million and £2 million for a duration of up to three years.

MRC/DFID African Research Leader Scheme for Global Health
Deadline: 9 April 2019

The UK Medical Research Council (MRC) has launched a further call to support ‘rising star’ African Research Leaders. This is a prestigious award, jointly funded by the UK MRC and the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID). The aim of the scheme is to strengthen research leadership across sub-Saharan Africa by attracting and retaining exceptionally talented individuals who will lead high-quality programmes of research on key global health issues pertinent to the region and beyond. Awards will provide support for up to five years and should not exceed £750,000 in total.

Global Maternal and Neonatal Health Call
Deadline: 24 April 2019

The Global Maternal and Neonatal Health funding call is a joint initiative between the Medical Research Council (MRC; part of UK Research & Innovation, partly funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF)), and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). The purpose of the call is to address the burden of maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity in low and middle income countries (LMICs), by funding high-quality proposals across the spectrum of basic to applied research. Up to £10 million will be made available for this call to support research grants up to three years in duration and seed-funding grants up to one year’s duration.

SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund Grants
Deadline: 30 April 2019

The Conservation Fund awards grants to projects focused on protecting wildlife, people and places in ways that are sustainable and long-term. The Conservation Fund's areas of focus are: species research, habitat protection, conservation education, animal rescue and rehabilitation. Although there is no limit to the size of the application request, most grants range between US$10,000 to US$25,000.

Nestlé Foundation’s Research Grants to Support Human Nutrition Research
Deadline: 10 May 2019

The Nestlé Foundation is accepting applications for its Research Grants program to initiate and support research in human nutrition with public health relevance in low-income and lower middle-income countries. The Foundation offers different award and grant categories

  • Training Grant
  • Pilot Grant
  • Full Grant (small / large)

The eligibility criteria as well as the research objectives and topics have to be fulfilled independently from the grant category. The awards range from US$20,000 to up to US$100,000 per year for a maximum of three years.

Prizes & Awards

GCHERA World Agriculture Prizes
Deadline: 30 April 2019

The Global Confederation of Higher Education Associations for the Agricultural and Life Sciences  World Agriculture Prizes aim to encourage the development of the mission of higher education institutions in education, research, innovation and outreach in the agricultural and life sciences by recognizing the distinguished contribution of an individual to this mission. Two prizes of US$100,000 will be awarded. Each nominee will demonstrate exceptional and significant achievement in his or her engagement in the mission of higher education institutions in education, research, innovation and outreach relating to the agricultural and life sciences. The impact of these achievements will most likely be demonstrated in the work of the nominee in the development of the institution(s) in which the nominee has served, and in the local and wider geographical region of those institution(s), but not necessarily globally.

World Food Prize
Deadline: 1 May 2019

The World Food Prize Foundation is currently accepting nominations for its globally renowned award of US$250,000 that recognizes the accomplishments of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world. Fields of achievement include, but are not limited to: soil and land; plant and animal science; food science and technology; nutrition; rural development; marketing; food processing and packaging; water and the environment; natural resource conservation; physical infrastructure; transportation and distribution; special or extraordinary feeding programs; social organization and poverty elimination; economics and finance; policy analysis; and public advocacy.

Africa Food Prize
Deadline: 14 May 2019

The Africa Food Prize is an award of US$100,000 recognizing the extraordinary individual or institution whose contributions to African agriculture are forging a new era of sustainable food security and economic opportunity for all Africans. The Africa Food Prize can be awarded to any individual or identifiable group of individuals, as well as to established institutions, associations, organizations or government bodies with a formal and recognized judicial and organizational structure contributing to the overall objectives of the Prize.

BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards
Deadline: 30 June 2019

The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards recognize fundamental contributions in a broad array of areas of scientific knowledge, technology, humanities and artistic creation, including:

  • Biology and biomedicine
  • Ecology and conservation biology
  • Climate change

Each of the eight categories has an award of 400,000 euros.

TWAS-Abdus Salam Medal
Deadline: None, ongoing

The The World Academy of Sciences TWAS-Abdus Salam Medal was instituted in 1995 to honour the Academy's founder and first president, Nobel Laureate Professor Abdus Salam and is awarded to highly distinguished personalities who have served the cause of science in the Developing World. Nominees from any country and any field are eligible.

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