Funding Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in Grand Challenges Africa. Grand Challenges Africa seeks to support innovations that address Africa’ s health and developmental challenges.

The scheme seeks to promote Africa-led scientific innovations to help countries better achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by awarding Innovation Seed Grants (ISG) of up to $100,000 and Innovation Transition Grants (ITG) of up to $500,000 to the continent's most impressive solutions.

 

 

      GRAND CHALLENGES AFRICA INNOVATION SEED GRANT ROUND 1 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS 

       

OPENING DATE | 17 NOVEMBER  2016 1800HRS GMT

CLOSING DATE |  17 FEBRUARY 2017 1800HRS GMT

The African Academy of Sciences - Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA) is launching a two new Grand Challenges:
 
  1. Providing new impetus and solutions to meet the Sustainable Development Goal 3 targets for maternal neonatal and child health (MNCH) in Africa;
  2. Finding cutting-edge approaches to advocacy and communication that will motivate citizens of Africa and African governments to support investments in scientific research development and innovation to achieve targets set for Sustainable Development Goal 9.
These new grand challenge innovation grants will be issued and administered under the banner of Grand Challenges Africa (GC Africa), a program implemented in partnership with the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD Agency) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). Round 1 is a joint initiative of the GC Africa partners and Institut Pasteur of Paris (IP)