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EU-Africa research and innovation funding landscape

A number of funders from Africa and Europe support joint research and innovation partnerships. These partnerships support the exchange of people, ideas, and infrastructures. In this section you can search through CAAST-Net Plus content about the activities of bi-regional funders. We're growing our content list every week.

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Closing Soon: Nominations for L’Oreal Women in Science Awards
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Closing Soon: Nominations for L’Oreal Women in Science Awards

http://www.fwis.fr/en/awards

L’Oreal’s Women in Science International Awards recognise distinguished women scientists each year. “The 2017 edition of the Awards will designate five outstanding scientific researchers in the Physical Sciences, working in one of each of the following regions: Africa & the Arab States, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, North America,” according to the award’s website. Nominations, while close on 20 June 2016, must be submitted in writing by an “eminent scientist”. [Image credit: L'Oreal]

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10 African Countries Eligible for Grants from Dutch Applied Research Fund
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10 African Countries Eligible for Grants from Dutch Applied Research Fund

http://l.caast-net-plus.org/j0

Research organisations from Benin, Burundi, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Sudan, and Uganda, working in a partnership with at least one other organisation, are eligible to apply for grants of between €50,000 and €300,000 from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research’s Food and Business Applied Research Fund. Says the NWO website: “Research projects should evolve through co-creation: a concerted effort of practitioners and research and/or higher education organisations. Projects should contribute to improving sustainable and inclusive access to sufficient and healthy food and an inclusive business climate for the most vulnerable people in the Dutch partner countries. Projects must show applicability of the newly developed or adjusted knowledge, insights, technologies, tools, products, services or policies. Since a strong local/regional private sector is important in reaching local/regional food security, research projects that aim at improving local/regional entrepreneurship are included.” Applications close on 5 July 2016 and 6 December 2016. Up to fifteen projects may be granted. [Image credit: NWO]

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US$9m Available for 2016 AU Research Grants
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US$9m Available for 2016 AU Research Grants

The African Union Commission's Research Grants programme (AURG) is seeking proposals from eligible partnerships for research and innovation on sustainable agricultural intensification. [Image credit: AUC]

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Venture Capital Available for Innovative Agribusiness Ideas
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Venture Capital Available for Innovative Agribusiness Ideas

http://l.caast-net-plus.org/is

The African Agribusiness Incubators Network (AAIN) is offering between US $5,000 and US$ 50,000 to individuals and organisations involved in agribusiness innovation. “The investment financing is to help support solutions or start small scale agribusiness incubators along different value chains,” a programme announcement says. “AAIN has established the AAIF to support emerging businesses and Small to Medium Scale Incubators to deepen the outreach and impact of agribusiness incubation in Africa.” Applications should be submitted to AAIN by 30 June 2016. [Image credit: AAIN]

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€10m Available for 350 Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Flows
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€10m Available for 350 Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Flows

http://l.caast-net-plus.org/ic

The European Commission has published its call for proposals for the Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme. Partnerships consisting of a minimum of four or maximum of six African higher education institutions with one technical partner from the EU are eligible to apply for grants of up to one million euros. The Scheme aims to “contribute to the improvement of the quality of higher education through the promotion of internationalisation and harmonisation of programmes and curricula within participating institutions” and to “enable students, academics and staff to benefit linguistically, culturally and professionally from the experience gained in the context of mobility to another African country”. Proposals are due on 15 June 2016 at 12h00. [Image credit: Flickr/Andrew Moore]

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Travel Grants for Food and Agriculture Innovators from Africa
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Travel Grants for Food and Agriculture Innovators from Africa

http://l.caast-net-plus.org/i7

The Research and Innovation Network for Europe and Africa is offering to cover the cost of flights, accommodation and visas for African innovation actors interested in attending one of three upcoming events in Europe: Innovat&Match 2016 (9-10 June 2016: Bologna, Italy), IFAMA Matchmaking 2016 (21-22 June 2016: Aarhus, Denmark), and Network and Consortium Building at CIGR-AgEng 2016 (28-29 June 2016: Aarhus, Denmark). Travel grants are intended to afford participants networking and leveraging opportunities. The deadline for the submission of applications is 29 April 2016.

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L’Oréal-UNESCO Women in Science Awards
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L’Oréal-UNESCO Women in Science Awards

http://l.caast-net-plus.org/i3

Sub-Saharan African women researchers working in the life and physical sciences are invited to apply for a raft of doctoral and postdoctoral grants from the L’Oréal Foundation. Up for grabs? Twelve fellowships worth €5,000 each for PhD students under 40 years of age enrolled at an African university; two fellowships worth €10,000 each for postdoctoral fellows under 45 years of age working in an African research institution or laboratory. The closing date for applications is 29 April 2016. [Image credit: L’Oréal Foundation]

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Africa’s Largest Healthcare Exhibition
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Africa’s Largest Healthcare Exhibition

The 2016 Africa Health Exhibition and Congress will take place in Johannesburg, South Africa, this June. “Africa Health is the continent’s largest healthcare exhibition and is a leading platform for the industry to meet, learn and do business,” the website says. Participants will have the opportunity to view the latest innovations in healthcare and to network with stakeholders from 57 countries. According to the event’s website, the Africa Health Exhibition and Congress will bring together key healthcare representatives from the private and public sectors. Read about CAAST-Net Plus partners’ participation at Africa Health 2015 by visiting l.caast-net-plus.org/hJ. [Image credit: Flickr, Dept of Foreign Affairs and Trade]

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Call for Nominations: SA-Germany University Research Chair
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Call for Nominations: SA-Germany University Research Chair

http://l.caast-net-plus.org/hH

The National Research Foundation and the Project Management Agency of the German Aerospace Center are seeking a South African university to host for a chair in Sustainable Natural Resource Management – Safe Mining. The chair will “foster advanced research in this field to consolidate the scientific cooperation between the two countries and to increase the number of internationally ranking researchers at South Africa’s public universities,” an announcement published by NRF says. Nominations will be accepted until 22 April 2016. [Image credit: Flickr, Bureau of Land Management]

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