Grants and Scholarships
Funding sources for research, workshops, exchange activities and training options are constantly changing. Below are details of current funding oppurtunities.
Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The programme makes awards to outstanding scholars with leadership potential from around the world to study postgraduate courses at universities in the UK.
The Chevening programme was established in 1983 and has developed into a prestigious international scheme. Chevening Scholars come from 118 countries worldwide (excluding the USA and the EU), and this year the Scholarships will support more than 600 individuals. There are over 42,000 Chevening alumni around the world who together comprise an influential and highly regarded global network.
The programme provides full or part funding for full-time courses at postgraduate level, normally a one-year Master’s degree, in any subject and at any UK university.
This scheme strengthens scientific research capacity in low- and middle-income countries, by providing support for junior researchers to gain research experience and high-quality research training at Master's degree level. Research should be aimed at understanding and improving public health and tropical medicine of local, national and global relevance.
A Fellowship normally provides up to 30 months' support. A period of 12 months should normally be dedicated to undertaking a taught Master's course at a recognised centre of excellence, combined with up to 18 months to undertake a research project.
Applicants should be a national or legal resident of a low- and middle-income country, and hold a first degree in a subject relevant to tropical medicine or public health (clinical or non-clinical). They should be at an early stage in their career, with limited research experience, but have a demonstrated interest in or aptitude for research.
Applications are considered twice a year. The next deadline is 10 December 2013, the final decision is made in March 2014 and fellowships must be taken up within one year of the award date.
Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College, in partnership with LSHTM, and in collaboration with the THRiVE consortium, is pleased to announce that scholarships are available for the MSc in Epidemiology and Applied Biostatistics in KCMUCo.Applications are invited through the Admissions Office in KCMU College
All applicants for these scholarships, must apply for, and be accepted on the course in KCMU college (see http://www.kcmuco.ac.tz/ ). The requirements for the MSc course in Epidemiology and Applied Biostatistics are available with the application form from the College. Only applicants who have applied for the course before 31st August 2013, and who are accepted to start in 2013, will be considered for the scholarships.
Four PhD Research Scholarships in Infectious Diseases of Poverty are available for candidates in the University of Ghana (Ghana), University of Ibadan (Nigeria), University of Sciences, Techniques and Technologies of Bamako (Mali) and in Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (Nigeria).
2013 Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) - deadline extended to 30 November 2013
The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the African Innovation Foundation (AIF) are delighted to announce the call for applications for the 2013 Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA). Too often, innovators and entrepreneurs are not highly profiled on the African development agenda. It is IPA’s mission to elevate attention around innovative work and help support the vision of entrepreneurs.
The goals of the 2013 Prize are to:
- Mobilize leaders from all sectors to fuel African innovation
- Promote innovation across Africa in key sectors of interest through the competition
- Promote science, technology and engineering as rewarding, exciting and noble career options among the youth in Africa by profiling success applicants
- Encourage entrepreneurs, innovators, funding bodies and business development service providers to exchange ideas and explore innovative business opportunities.
IPA anticipates contributing to the following outcomes:
- Increased commercialization of research and development (R&D) outputs in Africa
- Increased funding of start-ups, adoption of new and emerging technologies and accelerated growth of an innovative and dynamic private sector; and
- Increased economic activity and African led development that results in lasting impact.
The Institute of International Education (IIE) is now accepting applications for the Dissertation Fellowship in Population, Reproductive Health, and Economic Development. Sponsored by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Fellows will receive stipends to support tuition and research expenses. In addition, Fellows will become part of a network of researchers and participate in professional development opportunities. Applicants should be currently enrolled in Ph.D. programs in either sub-Saharan Africa, the United States or Canada, and should have completed their coursework by the start of the fellowship. Students in economics, geography, population studies, and epidemiology are especially encouraged to apply.
The UK Medical Research Council (MRC) and the UK Department for International Development (DFID) announce a call for proposals for the prestigious African Research Leader awards.
The MRC/ DFID jointly funded scheme aims to strengthen research leadership across sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) by attracting and retaining exceptionally talented individuals who will lead high quality programmes of research on key global health issues pertinent to SSA. The African Research Leader (ARL) should be supported by an enthusiastic research environment in their own institution and by a strong linkage with a UK partner.
Details of other funding oppurtunities can be found on the websites below:
- Wellcome Trust - http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/
- Department For International Development (DFID) - http://www.dfid.gov.uk/
- Bill and Melinda Gates – http://www.gatesfoundation.org/Pages/home.aspx
- European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) - http://www.edctp.org/
- African Network for Drugs and Diagnostics Innovation (ANDi) - http://www.andi-africa.org/
- United States Agency for International Development (USAID) - http://www.usaid.gov/
- Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) - http://www.sida.se/English/
- Biosciences eastern and central Africa (BecA) - http://hub.africabiosciences.org/
- The Australian Governement's overseas aid program – AusAid - http://www.ausaid.gov.au/
- The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) - http://www.norad.no/en/
- The Australian Government's overseas aid program – http://www.ausaid.gov.au
- Japan International Cooperation Agency – http://www.jica.go.jp/english/
- Research Africa http://www.researchresearch.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=10&Itemid=10
- Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) - http://www.esrc.ac.uk/