Capacity strengthening programme for sub-Saharan Africa
The Royal Society has secured substantial funding from the Department for Development (DFID) for a new capacity strengthening programme for sub-Saharan Africa in three priority areas:
- Water & Sanitation
- Renewable Energy
- Soil-related Research
The main purpose of this new programme is to assist in strengthening the collaborations between scientists based in sub-Saharan Africa. Click here for more information.
The programme will be delivered in two stages:
- Network Grants: These are small start-up grants of up to £25,000, enabling interested parties to assemble research consortia and prepare applications for the subsequent programme grant scheme. A single round of application will be opened during the official launch event on 1st November 2012. A total of 20 awards can be made.
- Programme Grants: The awards will support research consortia of one UK lab and three African labs with up to just over £1.2million over five years, including 10% overheads. The first round of applications will be opened in late 2013, the second in late 2014. A total of 10 awards can be made.