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US$9m Available for 2016 AU Research Grants

US$9m Available for 2016 AU Research Grants

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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The call, which was launched on 18 May 2016, is financed through the AUC's Pan-African Programme, which is supported by the European Commission.

All you need to know about applying to AURG 2016

"The overall objectives of this call for proposals are to deploy science, technology and innovation in the agricultural sector as a tool for Africa's sustainable economic growth, wealth creation, and food and nutrition security, as well as political stability," the work programme says. Specific research topics in which collaborative projects will be supported include: 

  • ecological intensification processes;
  • research on animal and crop health, including fish; and,
  • research on appropriate use of soil, water, land and inputs management practices.

The deadline for applications is 17 August 2016 (17h00, GMT+3).

Unable to apply this year? Then do take note that a second call for proposals will be launched in 2017.

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