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Call for proposals to support Africa’s Science Granting Councils in funding and managing research and innovation

Closed
Call for
Proposals
Deadline
Programs
Education and Science
Duration
Approximately 34 months
Topic(s)
Development
Science and Technology
Social Policy
Governance
Countries
South of Sahara
Western Sahara
Funded by
UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and IDRC 
Budget
The budget available for this project is approximately CAD $8,200,000 (all inclusive) for approximately 34 months.
Point of contact
SGCSSA@idrc.ca
Type
Grant
Status
Closed
Scope

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. 

Eligibility

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 science granting councils in funding and managing research and innovation projects.