Call for proposals to support Africa’s Science Granting Councils in funding and managing research and innovation, IDRC
Location:South of Sahara, Western Sahara
Budget: Approximately CAD $8,200,000 (all inclusive) for approximately 34 months
Closing date: Friday, August 26, 2022 – 10:00 EST (17:00 East Africa time)
Funded By: UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and IDRC
This project aims to strengthen the capacity of science granting councils to fund and manage research and innovation in areas aligned with their national development plans and priorities. An overarching research framework based on the SGCI theory of change has been proposed to guide the councils and the collaborating technical agencies supporting their work in selecting the proposals to fund. The framework focuses on potential areas and activities linked to broad research objectives such as) putting research findings into economic and social use, promoting private sector partnerships in research and innovation and enhancing gender equality and inclusivity.
The Science Granting Councils Initiative in sub-Saharan Africa (SGCI) invites project proposals from organizations (including think tanks, institutes, universities and agencies) with proven experience and track records to support the councils in developing policy frameworks and enabling structures to support science granting councils in funding and managing research and innovation projects.
For more information or to apply for this grant, please visit the IDRC grant page.