Royal Society-DFID Africa Capacity Building Initiative
This programme is for scientists who want to develop collaborative research consortia between scientists in sub-Saharan Africa and a research institution in the UK.
The overall aim of the scheme is to strengthen the research capacity of universities and research institution in sub-Saharan Africa by supporting the development of sustainable research networks.
The objectives are to:
- facilitate sustainable multidisciplinary partnerships between research groups in sub-Saharan Africa and the UK.
- strengthen research and training capacity in sub-Saharan African Institutions of Higher Education through the skill transfer between partner organisations of the research consortia.
- produce a cadre of young, talented researchers through integrated PhD scholarships and shared supervision of post-graduate students between the UK-based and African consortia members.
- evaluate the contributions of the Africa Initiative to supporting universities and institutions in Africa to develop sustainable research and research training capacity.
The scheme provides funding towards research expenses, travel and subsistence costs, (PhD) training, and limited funds for equipment.
The scheme is funded by the UK's Department for International Development.
For all information related to the call, visit: http://royalsociety.org/grants/schemes/africa-capacity-building/