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Are you looking for investment for a great climate or clean energy project in Eastern Africa? Submit an application to PFAN by 2 June 2019 for your project to be included in the evaluation round that month. Selected projects will receive free business coaching and investor matchmaking services. Please note PFAN accepts applications from Eastern Africa on an ongoing basis….

Deadline: 2. Jun. 2019
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Last Modification: 29. May. 2019

Each year the Swiss Confederation awards Government Excellence Scholarships to promote international exchange and research cooperation between Switzerland and over 180 other countries. Recipients are selected by the awarding body, the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS).The Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships are aimed at young researchers from abroad who have completed a master’s degree or PhD and at…

Deadline: 1. Nov. 2019
Running/Ongoing
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Last Modification: 2. May. 2019

1.   Objectives and description The overall objective of the programme is to enhance human capital development in Africa, while strengthening intra-African collaboration as called for by Agenda 2063. The programme’s specific objectives are to: — increase the employability of students, — improve the quality of higher education in Africa and its relevance to Africa’s development vision, — strengthen the modernisation and…

Deadline: 12. Jun. 2019
Repeated every two years
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Last Modification: 1. Apr. 2019

Who we are: The UNAOC Fellowship Programme was launched in 2010 with the aim to build bridges between cultures and societies through dialogue and cooperation, and to reinforce the global commitment to live together in mutual tolerance and respect. The Programme was created to recognize the need for better understanding between peoples and societies from the Middle East, North Africa,…

Deadline: 10. Mar. 2019
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Call scope Under this call, Unitaid is soliciting proposals to support development of long-actingproducts of medicines to treat and/or prevent diseases affecting LMICs, notably HIV, HIV coinfections/comorbidities, TB, and malaria, with broader consideration for management of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). What should the proposals include? repurposing critical standard-of-care medicines into long-acting products, examples of such products may include injectables, implants, oral…

Deadline: 23. Apr. 2019
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The global objectives of this call for proposals are: To address the scientific and technological divide between ACP member states and the most industrialised countries. To strengthen Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) in ACP countries to enable creation, update and use of scientific knowledge. To enhance the use of STI as a key enabler for poverty reduction, growth and socio-economic…

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Last Modification: 10. Feb. 2019

What is SUDAC? Its a Programme seeking targeted support for collaboration between the various types of Swiss higher education institutions and their partners from the Global South in order to achieve an excellent standard of education, research and innovation on global challenges. What are the goals of SUDAC? SUDAC promotes the establishment of Clusters of Cooperation in the Global South…

Deadline: 31. Mar. 2019
Repeated irregularly
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Last Modification: 1. Feb. 2019

The Swiss Programme for International Research by Scientific Investigation Teams promotes team-oriented cross-border research. What do SPIRIT have to offer? The SNSF offer a wide range of international funding schemes working with foreign funding organisations promoting cross-border collaboration. SPIRIT facilitates knowledge exchange between Swiss researchers and researchers in selected countries receiving development assistance. With SPIRIT, the SNSF give Swiss researchers…

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Last Modification: 1. Feb. 2019

Applications are open for 2019 ACCEL Awards that specifically focus on giving African entrepreneurs a platform to showcase their ideas, brands and businesses on an international platform and access to mentorship from leading venture capitalists. The ACCEL Awards is an annual business start-up contest organised by the London Business School’s Africa Club in collaboration with the Club Alumni and Corporate…

Deadline: 31. Jan. 2019
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Last Modification: 14. Jan. 2019

The Swiss REPIC program currently invites for proposal submission! Deadline: 7 January 2019   The REPIC platform’s primary goal is: to promote know-how and technology transfer of renewable energies, energy and resource efficiency in developing and transition countries The application for project proposals to the REPIC Platform usually follows a two-stage procedure. A Project Outline provides the basic information, on which the REPIC Platform decides on…

Deadline: 7. Jan. 2019
Single Once-Off
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Last Modification: 30. Dec. 2018

Apply Here! The Novartis Next Generation Scientist Program is an intensive internship program for talented and motivated research scientists from emerging countries. The 3 month program (1 June to 31 August), hosted at our research site in Basel, Switzerland, is designed to foster both their scientific and professional development. Guided by Novartis mentors, the interns work on a jointly-agreed upon,…

Deadline: 30. Nov. 2018
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Last Modification: 5. Nov. 2018

Take this opportunity for realising transnational R&D projects in materials research & innovation. More than 30 funding agencies from more than 25 European and non-European countries participate with a preliminary total budget of around 25 million €. Funding will be offered to innovative projects focusing on: Integrated computational materials engineering (ICME) Innovative surfaces, coatings and interfaces High performance composites Multifunctional…

Deadline: 31. Jul. 2017
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Last Modification: 25. Oct. 2018

The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and the Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI) are jointly setting up the new programme BRIDGE to complement the support they already provide for Swiss science and innovation respectively. The programme aims to better exploit the economic and societal potential of scientific research by promoting the transfer from scientific knowledge to innovation. BRIDGE relies on an integrative…

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Last Modification: 25. Oct. 2018

International research skills for your project Some innovation projects are so complex that they can only be carried out with the help of highly specialised research institutions. If the necessary research skills are not available in Switzerland, you can get help from foreign research institutions with the help of the CTI. Do you intend to carry out a joint innovation…

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Last Modification: 25. Oct. 2018

The joint trans-national WoodWisdom-Net Research Programme is designed to strengthen the competitiveness and sustainability of Europe’s forest sector and forest-based industry by developing knowledge-based and sustained cooperation between different actors – the forestry sector and forest-based industry, the wood material research community and funding organizations – in the area of wood material science enabling the development of new innovative, eco-efficient,…

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Last Modification: 25. Oct. 2018

The first call for research projects opened on 1 December 2016.There are 21 funding organisations from 18 countries involved in this call. The total available budget is approx. EUR 36 million. Interested? Please refer to the call webpage https://www.submission-cobiotech.eu/call1 where you will find the call documents with the call description. Submission deadline: 2 March 2017, 1pm (CET). The application process consists of two separate and consecutive steps: Pre-proposal and full proposal….

Deadline: 20. Jul. 2017
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Last Modification: 25. Oct. 2018

The NRF was established through the National Research Foundation Act (Act No 23 of 1998), following a system-wide review conducted for the Department of Arts, Culture, Science and Technology (DACST). The new entity incorporated the functions of the research funding agencies that were previously servicing various sections of the research community, namely the former Centre for Science Development (CSD) of…

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Last Modification: 20. Sep. 2018

Ambizione grants are aimed at young researchers who wish to conduct, manage and lead an independent project at a Swiss higher education institution. The purpose of the Ambizione grant is to enhance the scientific profile of researchers from Switzerland and abroad and to help them become scientifically independent early in their career with a project of their own. Scientists holding…

Deadline: 1. Nov. 2018
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Deadline: 10th June 2018 Grant sum: maximum 70 kCHF per project Third party funding: strongly encouraged Project duration: 3 to 15 months Eligible countries Switzerland and sub-Saharan Africa, with priority given to proposals from one of the designated key strategic countries (Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya and Uganda). Research areas Advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), using methodologies developed within the domains of…

Deadline: 10. Jun. 2018
Single Once-Off
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Last Modification: 24. Apr. 2018

The following countries have been identified as priority countries for the first phase of the LHMENA: Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Qatar, Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates. This call allows funding of approximately 26 mobility grants, subject to the number of applications received as well as compliance with the criteria for evaluation and selection Goal and Objectives Mobility represents a…

Deadline: 31. Dec. 2019
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Last Modification: 17. Apr. 2018

The Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) commissioned the HES-SO as the Leading House (LH) for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The mandate will last from 2017 to 2020 and its overall goal is to develop scientific collaborations between Switzerland and countries of the MENA region. This call allows funding of approximately 10 seed…

Deadline: 6. May. 2018
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Last Modification: 17. Apr. 2018

The African Academy of Sciences (AAS), the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are partnering under the auspices of the Coalition of African Research & Innovation (CARI) to establish a post-doctoral training fellowship program, the African Postdoctoral Training Initiative (APTI).  Training will be at a world class institute, the intramural laboratories of NIH….

Deadline: 11. May. 2018
Single Once-Off
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Last Modification: 17. Apr. 2018
Research, Mobility, Events

The Orange Knowledge Programme aims to advance the development of the capacity, knowledge and quality of both individuals, and institutions in higher and vocational education. A OKP scholarship is intended to supplement the salary that you should continue to receive during the study period in the Netherlands. The allowance is a contribution towards your costs of living such as tuition…

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Last Modification: 17. Apr. 2018
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The MENA Scholarship Programme (MSP) offers scholarships to professionals for short courses in the Netherlands. Aim The main aim of the MSP is to contribute to democratic transition in the selected countries. It also aims at building capacity within organisations, by enabling employees to take part in short courses in the Netherlands. While the scholarship is awarded to individuals, all…

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Last Modification: 17. Apr. 2018

The course is part of the DIES (Dialogue on Innovative Higher Education Strategies) programme of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK). The aim of ProGRANT Proposal Writing for Research Grants is to train researchers and young PhD holders in developing a promising research proposal for national or international research funding (every participant will have…

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Last Modification: 17. Apr. 2018

NEXT CALL FOR PROJECTS DURING 2018. The MEETAfrica programme participates in the creation of job, wealth and innovation through the transfer of how-know from members of the African diasporas graduated from Germany and France to countries of origin. Through this programme, the consortium including Expertise France, Campus France, the IRD and the GIZ aims at the following goals:  Support projects of company…

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Last Modification: 17. Apr. 2018
Research, Mobility, Events

The open project fund serves to test initial partnership and mobility experiences with new partners in countries outside Europe and/or to further develop existing partnerships. The type of partnership and form of mobility are not stipulated here. What is the objective? The projects should make a contribution to the further development of the Swiss education system and strengthen the international…

Deadline: 22. Jun. 2018
Single Once-Off
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Last Modification: 16. Mar. 2018

The worldwide intensive programmes are short courses , which have to be organised jointly by at least two higher education institutions. Students and professors from  higher education institutions  try out innovative multidisciplinary learning opportunities in a short exchange outside Europe. Via intensive programmes (IP), Swiss universities can network internationally, try out initial partnerships with new partners and strengthen and further develop…

Deadline: 31. May. 2018
Single Once-Off
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Last Modification: 16. Mar. 2018

We are inviting African early career scientists to submit research proposals that apply a systems approach to analyzing urban processes in Africa. These projects are expected to examine the inherent complexity of cities, to explore the interconnections, trade-offs and synergies between different dimensions of urban systems, e.g. governance, human and social capital, environment, economic systems and infrastructure. ICSU in partnership with NASAC…

Deadline: 14. May. 2018
Single Once-Off
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Last Modification: 12. Mar. 2018

The UBS Optimus Foundation makes UBS unique in the financial industry. UBS is the only global Wealth Management firm with a foundation that is staffed by leading experts in philanthropy and has a client offering designed to deliver measurable, long-term benefits to the world’s most vulnerable children. We recognize that our clients want to use their wealth for good and…

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Last Modification: 16. Feb. 2018

Sight and Life has established a distinguished alliance consisting of academia, research partners, and funders working collectively to eliminate all forms of malnutrition. Together, we discover and implement sustainable solutions, grounded on solid scientific evidence, to improve the lives of those in most need. Our partnerships are based on the principles of mutual trust, transparency, accountability, and shared goals. Sight and Life delivers…

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Last Modification: 16. Feb. 2018

The African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) is seeking post-doctoral fellows to join a five year research programme entitled ‘Mobility and Sociality in Africa’s Emerging Urban.’ This initiative is a scholarly response to unprecedented levels of urbanisation and mobility driven by conflict, ambition, and respatialising economies. It is intended to develop African-based contributions to theories of human mobility and transforming modes…

Deadline: 1. Mar. 2018
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Last Modification: 16. Feb. 2018

Doctoral Studies Before you begin the online application, please note the following: Degree programs An overview of the doctoral studies offered by the various faculties can be found in the information sheet: Doctoral studies issued by the specific faculties. You can also find information by visiting doctoral disciplines or the websites of the specific faculties. Admission requirements Admission to doctoral studies generally requires…

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Last Modification: 12. Dec. 2017

Are you interested in the development of innovative technology solutions to advance inclusive social and economic development in the Global South? The Second call for Papers (Extended Abstracts) for the 5th International Conference of the UNESCO Chair in Technologies for Development has been officially launched. Tech4Dev 2018, gives you an opportunity to: Present your research at a unique multidisciplinary Conference focused on innovative technology for…

Deadline: 5. Jan. 2018
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Last Modification: 14. Nov. 2017

The Pilot Grant PG) Program of the Foundation provides support for pilot research up to 20’000 USD that has a high potential to lead to a subsequent full research project grant. Usually the Foundation does not support nutritional survey research. Often to be able to identify areas of problems for potential intervention one has to collect baseline data. A pilot…

Deadline: 10. May. 2018
Repeated twice per year
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Last Modification: 13. Nov. 2017

The Training Grant (TG) Program supports a small research project such as a MSc or PhD thesis project or another training endeavor up to 20’000 USD. Deadlines are always January 10th and May 10th. Interested scientists should first submit a “Letter of Intent” in which they describe very briefly the kind of project they would like to undertake, including an…

Deadline: 10. Jan. 2018
Repeated twice per year
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Last Modification: 13. Nov. 2017

The swissuniversities Development and Cooperation Network (SUDAC) programme seeks targeted support for collaboration between the various types of Swiss higher education institutions and their partners from the Global South in order to achieve an excellent standard of education, research and innovation on global challenges. To achieve its aims, the SUDAC programme will promote the development of ‘Consortia for Education and Research (COFER)’ that are…

Deadline: 28. Feb. 2018
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Last Modification: 7. Nov. 2017

The African Rice Center invites applications for its PhD scholarships related to the rice value chain. The in-depth research will be conducted in a specific hub in one of the member countries of AfricaRice. The scholarships are open to nationals from any country and can be used for enrolment at any reputable African university. Candidates must satisfy the target university’s…

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Last Modification: 1. Mar. 2017
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PhD Fellowships & Thesis Research Awards. Students must provide evidence of an attachment to, or sponsorship by, an institution in sub-Saharan Africa engaged in economic management, research and/or training in the public sector in the region. All announcements for PhD Fellowships are posted in January, every year, on AERC website. To qualify, candidates must: Have applied and been admitted to…

Deadline: 31. Jul. 2017
Repeated anually
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Last Modification: 1. Mar. 2017

The Swiss Society for Infectious Diseases (SSI) Awards 2017 The Swiss Society for Infectious Diseases (SSI) and the Swiss Academic Foundation for Education in Infectious Diseases (SAFE-ID) will award 2 prizes each in the amount of CHF 15’000.00 for outstanding scientific achievements in basic research and in clinical research in infectious diseases during the 2017 annual meeting. Eligibility: Authors of…

Deadline: 5. Jul. 2017
Repeated anually
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Last Modification: 1. Mar. 2017

In its annual call for projects the SNIS invites academic researchers active in international studies to submit project proposals. The winners of the highly competitive call can receive funding up to 300’000.- CHF for a maximum period of two years. Projects must be coordinated by a Swiss institution of higher education / research (see list of qualifying institutions below) and address…

Deadline: 17. Jan. 2018
Repeated anually
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Last Modification: 1. Mar. 2017

The Swiss Programme for Research on Global Issues for Development (r4d programme) supports excellent scientific research that contributes to the solution of global problems. It aims at reducing poverty and global risks and at making public goods available in developing countries. The research is organised in five thematic modules and a thematically open module. Third thematically open call! The thematically…

Deadline: 12. Jun. 2017
Repeated irregularly
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Last Modification: 1. Mar. 2017
Research, Mobility

Increase your research experience through a stay abroad! Doc.Mobility fellowships are designed for doctoral students who wish to enhance their scientific profile by working at a research institution abroad. The fellowships include a grant towards living costs, a flat-rate for travel expenses and, if justified, a contribution towards research and conference costs as well as matriculation fees.  These fellowships are…

Deadline: 1. Mar. 2017
Repeated twice per year
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Last Modification: 20. Feb. 2017
Research, Publication

Project funding can be requested by applicants who receive a salary from their home institution but who still need additional funds to carry out their research project. The applicants’ own salaries are not covered by the project funding scheme. Research in all disciplines Project funding is aimed at experienced researchers working in Switzerland who wish to obtain funding for a…

Deadline: 1. Apr. 2017
Repeated twice per year
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Last Modification: 20. Feb. 2017

The funding line to finance kick-start activities with partners in Africa intends to incentivize and further collaboration between Swiss and African researchers by focusing on the following kick-starting instruments: Click here for more information 1) Exchange visits 2) Joint seminars 3) Joint Workshops Financial volume: For the period of 2013 – 16, a total of CHF 480’000 is available for…

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Last Modification: 4. Feb. 2017

With its development-oriented postgraduate study programmes, the DAAD promotes the training of specialists from development and newly industrialised countries. Well-trained local experts, who are networked with international partners, play an important part in the sustainable development of their countries. They are the best guarantee for a better future with less poverty, more education and health for all. The scholarships offer…

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Last Modification: 4. Nov. 2016

ERA-NET Cofund: background & practical information Horizon 2020 will support the achievement and functioning of the European Research Area (ERA), as set out in the Communication on a Reinforced European Research Area Partnership for Excellence and Growth (2012). As a key part of this approach, the aim is to support a number of Public-Public Partnerships under Horizon 2020 in the form of Art….

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Last Modification: 5. Aug. 2016

The ISID and the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases  (ESCMID) are co-sponsoring the ISID/ESCMID Fellowship Program to enable two Fellows per year to perform multidisciplinary clinical and laboratory training abroad. This particular fellowship is intended for applicants from outside Europe, wishing to come to Europe for their fellowship. Established in 2010, the aim of this fellowship is…

Deadline: 1. Apr. 2017
Repeated anually
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Last Modification: 25. Jul. 2016

The ISID Research Grants Program was established to fund pilot research projects or training of young investigators from resource-limited countries. The goal of the program is to support and foster the professional development of individuals (less than 40 years of age) in the field of human infectious diseases research by helping them to acquire additional skills and data to help…

Deadline: 1. Apr. 2017
Repeated anually
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Last Modification: 25. Jul. 2016

ISID and the Swiss Society for Infectious Diseases (SSI) jointly sponsor the SSI/ISID Infectious Diseases Research Fellowship Program. The purpose of this Fellowship Program is to support infectious disease physicians and scientists from under-resourced countries through multidisciplinary clinical and laboratory training at select biomedical institutions in Switzerland. The objectives of the Fellowship Program are: to train promising young physicians and…

Deadline: 1. Apr. 2017
Repeated anually
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Last Modification: 25. Jul. 2016

MISSION The Connect Africa Scholarships aim to leverage the recently expanded K-RITH research facilities in Durban, South Africa to offer young African scientists (undergraduates, postgraduates, post-doctoral research fellows and junior faculty) the chance to further develop as researchers. The scholarships facilitate opportunities for international exposure, learning new techniques, attending conferences and scientific courses, taking part in teaching opportunities, building new…

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Last Modification: 25. Jul. 2016

Project entries are first examined to determine how sound the project and organization behind it are. Also examined is how closely the organization and project meet the Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation’s mandatory criteria and, if necessary, the terms of the call for projects. This Programme is international  A great research effort is needed if the challenge to shift to…

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Last Modification: 25. Jul. 2016

  This public fund contains training contributions to young academics from developing countries to study at a higher education institution in Basel. Conditions The scholarships are for students from developing countries. As ‘developing countries’ within the meaning of the credit, most countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America are currently entitled. Contributions Single or multi-year (maximum of three years) Contributions for…

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Last Modification: 25. Jul. 2016

The CGIAR Fund is a multi-donor trust fund that finances CGIAR research guided by the Strategy and Results Framework. CGIAR Research Programs to improve … yields and profits of crops, fish, and livestock CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Cereals; CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes; CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish; CGIAR Research Program on Maize; CGIAR Research Program…

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Last Modification: 20. Jul. 2016

Since the beginnings of the ZKS Foundation more than 120 grants, prizes and other research projects have been developed. These grants are to support collaborative inter-university top research in the fields of engineering and environmental sciences (which includes bioengineering, but not life science or biology), in all medieval disciplines including medieval studies, as well as research in digital humanities at…

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Last Modification: 28. Jun. 2016

CODESRIA offers a range of funding programs from MA to Post-Doc Level: Small Grants Programme Encourage the continued development of the Social Science Research in Africa. Launched in 1988, the program of small grants for thesis writing in African institutions is a `foster the continued development of the Social Science Research in Africa, meeting the basic needs of African researchers…

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Last Modification: 27. Jun. 2016

Research cooperation with South Africa In the context of the Swiss-South African Joint Research Programme (SSAJRP), the SNSF is launching another call for joint research projects (JPRs) with its sister organisation in South Africa, the National Research Foundation (NRF). It is expected that twelve projects will be funded; the new maximum duration of projects is four years. Thanks to JRPs,…

Deadline: 31. May. 2016
Repeated irregularly
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Last Modification: 27. Jun. 2016
Research, Publication

The African Innovation Foundation invites applications for its innovation prize for Africa. This honours and encourages innovative achievements that contribute towards developing new products, increasing efficiency or cost-saving in Africa. Innovations should unlock new African potential in the following five priority areas: agriculture and agribusiness. environment, energy and water. health and wellbeing. information communication technologies. manufacturing and service industry. Africans…

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Last Modification: 2. Jun. 2016

The Addax and Oryx Foundation funds projects that: Are conducted by registered non-profit, non-governmental organisations (see also under Limitations and exclusions) with: Proven experience and competence in the proposed area of activity. Demonstrated budget efficiency and transparency in the use of funds. Contribute to the eradication of the root causes of poverty in Africa and the Middle East. Focus on…

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Last Modification: 2. Jun. 2016
Research, Events

Acumen (formerly known as Acumen Fund[1]) is a non-profit global venture fund that uses entrepreneurial approaches to solve the problems of poverty.[2] Its aim is to help build financially sustainable organizations that deliver affordable goods and services that improve the lives of the poor. Acumen is a 501(c)(3) organization headquartered in New York, with regional offices in India, Pakistan, Kenya…

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