11 Research Grants

1. MLA HINARI/Research4Life Grant - Deadline 13th June 2016

The Medical Library Association (MLA) has establishing the HINARI/Research4Life (R4L) Activities Grant for 2016 to 2018. Funded by the Elsevier Foundation, up to five awards, per year, will support HINARI/R4L training activities that promote the use of the programs’ scientific research resources in emerging/low income countries.  The grants will benefit the users in the eligible countries as these individuals will obtain skills to effectively and efficiently use the HINARI/R4L resources and also become a training resource for their institutions or country. 

2. Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme  - Deadline: 15 June, 2016

Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Schoome to improve the skills and competences of students and staff in Higher Education Institutions in Africa.

3. T4 Translation Research Capacity Building Initiative in Low Income Countries (TREIN) (U24)

National Institutes of Health (NIH) – Deadline 16 June 2016

4. Apply to Participate in SME Empowerment Challenge 2016! - Deadline: 30 June 2016

HiiL Justice Accelerator, together with the Ford Foundation is currently inviting applications for its SME Empowerment Challenge with an aim to promote justice solutions that empower Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) across Africa. The challenge process includes short listing, online campaigning, wildcard-selection, and crowd funding and pitching in front of an international audience.

5. Spencer Foundation Invites LOIs for Large-Scale Education Projects - Deadline 12 July 2016

Advancing Understanding of Education Practice and Its Improvement

6. GBIF Young Researchers Award 2016! - Deadline: 15 July 2016

The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) is accepting proposals for its Young Researchers Award 2016 to foster innovative research and discovery in biodiversity informatics by graduate students who are deploying GBIF-enabled data in master’s and doctoral studies.

This program was introduced in 2014 as the successor to the Foundation's long-standing Major Research Grants program. Its aim is to support intellectually ambitious, large-scale education research projects with budgets between $100,000 and $1,000,000. This program encourages proposals initiated by scholars across a variety of disciplines and fields in an effort to create much-needed space for creative and ambitious research projects that promise to advance our understanding of educational practice and its improvement.

7. ESRC-DFID 2016 Call: Raising Learning Outcomes in Education Systems Research Programme - Deadline: 26 July 2016

The Department for International Development (DFID) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) in UK are currently accepting applications from researchers based in developing countries for its “Raising Learning Outcomes in Education Systems Research Programme 2016.”

ESRC-DFID Raising Learning Outcomes in Education Systems Research Programme aims to enable more effective policies and interventions by providing policymakers and practitioners with concrete ideas on how to improve learning for all, and an understanding of how these ideas will translate to their specific contexts and institutions.

The ESRC-DFID Raising Learning Outcomes in Education Systems Research Programme is focused on the theme of ‘Accountability’ and the core question – how do accountability relationships and processes within developing country education systems enable or inhibit the raising of learning outcomes?

8. Wellcome Trust Seed Awards: Supporting Research in any Field of Humanities & Social Sciences - Deadline: 5 August 2016

Wellcome Trust is inviting applicants for its Seed Awards in Humanities and Social Science, to provide flexible, responsive funding, enabling researchers to develop a novel idea to a position. They can support research in any field of the humanities and social sciences that can enrich understanding of human and animal health.
Areas of Interest

  • The ethics of conducting biomedical research using social and digital media
  • Surveillance and monitoring of online communities
  • Accuracy, quality and ownership of online health data and information
  • Individual autonomy and big data generalisations
  • Intersectional justice and online health
  • Public, non-profit and corporate use of online health information.

9. AU Research Grants 2016 Call for Proposals - Deadline: 17 August 2016

The African Union Commission has launched Phase II of the African Union Research Grants programme with an open 'Call for Proposals for Research and Innovation in Africa' supported by the European Union.

The African Union Research Grant (AURG) is one of the programmes initiated within the Department of Human Resources, Science and Technology (DHRST) to support a Pan African research and development through grants and direct funding. The programme provides the needed opportunity to use Science and Technology (S&T) as a tool for sustainable development, building and strengthening Africa's S&T capacities. The call supports research on: Food & Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture (FNSSA) with particular attention on Sustainable Intensification.

10. USAID Broad Agency Announcement for Science, Technology, Innovation and Partnership- Deadline 31 August 2016

This Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) seeks opportunities to co-create, co-design, co-invest, and collaborate in the research, development, piloting, testing, and scaling of innovative, practical and cost-effective interventions to leverage the enormous potential of Science, Technology, Innovation and Partnership (STIP) to help solve humanity's greatest challenges.

The STIP BAA Addenda will address problems, solutions, scalability opportunities, feasibility studies, and other research and development initiatives requiring STIP approaches to support sustainable development outcomes.

11. TWAS Fellowships for Research & Advanced Training: Enhancing the Research Capacity of Promising Scientists- Deadline: 1 October 2016

The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) is currently inviting applicants from developing countries for its TWAS Fellowships for Research and Advanced Training. The purpose of these fellowships is to enhance the research capacity of promising scientists.

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