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We are pleased to inform you that the following African and European tech hubs (Incubateur Descartes – France, Technoport SA – Luxembourg, INNOVUS – South Africa, and AfriLabs – pan-African network of innovation hubs) have joined forces with Indian incubators in the Europe-India Innovation Partnership network, and launched a call for application called the molecular start-up initiative – International Start-up vs Covid-19 Matchmaking…

Deadline: 30. Nov. 2020
Single Once-Off
External Link
 Status: Program Running 
Last Modification: 3. Aug. 2020

Lieu, Service: The Institut français d’archéologie orientale (IFAO) and the Polish Center of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw (PCMA) invite applications for a 16-months Post-Doctoral Fellowship, starting 1st September 2020 until 31 December 2021. The Post-Doctoral Fellow will organize an international two-day Seminar/Workshop on a subject in relation with Ancient and Medieval Northeastern Africa (Egypt and/or Nubia). The application must…

Deadline: 24. May. 2020
Single Once-Off
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 Status: Program Running 
Last Modification: 15. Jun. 2020

GCAiN is an virtual network bringing innovators and potential partners together. The portal collates Africa based projects and ventures in health and development with a potential for scale up, enabling them to find support. GCAiN, also provides a space for players in the innovation sphere to be kept abreast with developments in the sector along with opportunities for face to…

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 Status: Program Running 
Last Modification: 15. Jun. 2020

About the Call: The Stephan Perren AO Trauma Research Traveling Fellowship is intended to give young and enthusiastic researchers from Europe and Southern Africa with specific interest in trauma care the opportunity to visit the two following established research centres for two weeks each: AO Research Institute Davos (ARI) in Davos, Switzerland Julius Wolff Institute for Biomechanics and Musculoskeletal Regeneration…

Deadline: 1. Jan. 2021
Repeated anually
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 Status: Program Running 
Last Modification: 30. May. 2020

Career development Fellowships on Innovative Methods and Metrics for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions (IMMANA Fellowships) aim to create a cadre of emerging leaders in agriculture, nutrition, and health research. This workstream of the IMMANA programme is led by the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. It consists of four annual rounds…

Deadline: 1. Feb. 2021
Repeated anually
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 Status: Program Running 
Last Modification: 30. May. 2020

Background 1.8 billion people have access to electricity but still cook with biomass. Load shedding, weak grids, affordability of electricity, accessibility of liquid petroleum gas (LPG), tradition, perceptions, and a lack of suitable cooking appliances all act as barriers to scaling up the use of electricity or gas for cooking – clean cooking. We already know that increasing access through…

Deadline: 25. May. 2020
Single Once-Off
External Link
 Status: Program Running 
Last Modification: 19. May. 2020

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: 15. Apr. 2020
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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Last Modification: 15. Apr. 2020

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
External Link | Partner Required
 Status: Program Running 
Last Modification: 15. Apr. 2020
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. Sep. 2020
Repeated twice per year
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 Status: Program Running 
Last Modification: 15. Apr. 2020
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…

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Last Modification: 15. Apr. 2020

The Call offers project grants for pluri-disciplinary teams working on international studies (see below). The SNIS supports pluri-disciplinary projects in the social sciences and pluri-disciplinary projects that combine natural and social sciences. The SNIS does not support pluri-disciplinary projects that only consist of natural sciences. The SNIS does not fund individual grants, i.e., career grants. Projects must run for two…

Deadline: 22. Jan. 2020
Repeated anually
External Link | Partner Required
 Status: Program Running 
Last Modification: 15. Apr. 2020

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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 Status: Program Running 
Last Modification: 15. Apr. 2020

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: 24. Apr. 2020
Repeated anually
External Link | Partner Required
 Status: Program Running 
Last Modification: 15. Apr. 2020

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. Oct. 2020
Running/Ongoing
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 Status: Program Running 
Last Modification: 15. Apr. 2020

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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 Status: Program Running 
Last Modification: 15. Apr. 2020

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: 15. Apr. 2020

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…

Deadline: 15. Jun. 2020
Repeated irregularly
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 Status: Program Running 
Last Modification: 15. Apr. 2020

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…

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Last Modification: 15. Apr. 2020

The Pilot Grant (PG) Program of the Nestle 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…

Deadline: 10. May. 2018
Repeated twice per year
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 Status: Program Running 
Last Modification: 15. Apr. 2020

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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 Status: Program Running 
Last Modification: 15. Apr. 2020

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: 15. Apr. 2020

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. Jan. 2020
Single Once-Off
External Link | Partner Required
 Status: Program Running 
Last Modification: 15. Apr. 2020
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: 31. Jan. 2020
Single Once-Off
External Link
 Status: Program Running 
Last Modification: 15. Apr. 2020

Download Call for Applications Go to Application Form 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…

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Last Modification: 15. Apr. 2020
Research, Mobility, Events

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: 15. Apr. 2020
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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 Status: Program Running 
Last Modification: 15. Apr. 2020

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…

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 Status: Program Running 
Last Modification: 15. Apr. 2020

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…

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 Status: Program Running 
Last Modification: 15. Apr. 2020

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. 2020
Repeated irregularly
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Last Modification: 15. Apr. 2020

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: 15. Apr. 2020

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…

External Link | Partner Required
 Status: Program Running 
Last Modification: 15. Apr. 2020

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. Dec. 2020
Repeated irregularly
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 Status: Program Running 
Last Modification: 15. Apr. 2020

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…

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 Status: Program Running 
Last Modification: 15. Apr. 2020
Research, Mobility, Events, Publication

The r4d programme launches the Call for “Transformation accelerating grants (TAGs)” that allow teams of r4d (find R4D on SARECO) researchers and non-academic stakeholders (e.g. policy makers, the private sector, development practitioners) to make use of the knowledge, tools and technologies developed within r4d projects through translation and implementation initiatives. Transformation accelerating grants (TAGs) focus on co-creation, social learning, technology transfer…

Deadline: 31. May. 2020
Repeated anually
External Link | Partner Required
 Status: Program Running 
Last Modification: 15. Apr. 2020

Early Postdoc.Mobility fellowships are designed for early-career postdocs 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 a contribution to research, conference and matriculation costs if necessary. In principle, these fellowships are awarded for 18 months, or for no less than…

Deadline: 1. Sep. 2020
Repeated twice per year
External Link
 Status: Program Running 
Last Modification: 15. Apr. 2020

AquaticPollutants Due to the current COVID-19 situation the deadline for the call will be postponed until May 18th, 17.00 CET. The timeline is updated accordingly. The three Joint Programming Initiatives (JPIs) on Water, Oceans and Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) are pleased to pre-announce a joint transnational call for research and innovation projects on risks posed to human health and the environment…

Deadline: 18. May. 2020
Single Once-Off
External Link | Partner Required
 Status: Program Running 
Last Modification: 15. Apr. 2020

The Merian Institute for Advanced Studies in Africa (MIASA) offers Two Interdisciplinary Fellow Groups (Junior/Senior) for 4 months each at the University of Ghana in the periods February to May and September to December 2021   Extended application deadline: April 10, 2020, 24 h CET The Maria Sibylla Merian Institute for Advanced Studies in Africa (MIASA) is dedicated to research in the Humanities and Social Sciences, with ‘Sustainable Governance’ as its central…

Deadline: 10. Apr. 2020
Single Once-Off
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 Status: Program Running 
Last Modification: 15. Apr. 2020
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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 Status: Temporarily on Hold 
Last Modification: 15. Apr. 2020

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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 Status: Temporarily on Hold 
Last Modification: 15. Apr. 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic affects all of us. The r4d programme is eager to exert flexibility and supports well justified changes in research plans and adapted timelines. The network of r4d research partners needs to be able to sustain its activities and to plan ahead as much as possible during the Covid-19 pandemic. Research for development, carried out in our 50 partner countries is even…

Deadline: 12. Jun. 2017
Repeated irregularly
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 Status: Temporarily on Hold 
Last Modification: 15. Apr. 2020

Due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreaks, Sight and Life has suspended travel grants until further notice! 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…

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 Status: Temporarily on Hold 
Last Modification: 15. Apr. 2020

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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 Status: Temporarily on Hold 
Last Modification: 15. Apr. 2020

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…

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 Status: Temporarily on Hold 
Last Modification: 15. Apr. 2020

Job no longer available. Please click here for other career opportunities at Novartis. 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…

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Last Modification: 15. Apr. 2020

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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 Status: Permanently Closed 
Last Modification: 15. Apr. 2020

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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 Status: Permanently Closed 
Last Modification: 15. Apr. 2020

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
External Link | Partner Required
 Status: Permanently Closed 
Last Modification: 15. Apr. 2020

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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 Status: Permanently Closed 
Last Modification: 15. Apr. 2020

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…

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 Status: Permanently Closed 
Last Modification: 15. Apr. 2020

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
Single Once-Off
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 Status: Permanently Closed 
Last Modification: 15. Apr. 2020

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
Single Once-Off
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 Status: Permanently Closed 
Last Modification: 15. Apr. 2020

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….

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Last Modification: 15. Apr. 2020

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…

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Last Modification: 15. Apr. 2020

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