What's Included

Awards can be up to a maximum of £2.5 million, but projects smaller in scope from emerging African scientists are encouraged. Projects can be up to 4 years in duration and can include the following:

  • Support for staff
  • Materials and consumables
  • Equipment purchase and maintenance
  • Community engagement
  • Travel, training and network meetings.

(READ: AAS Cost Guidelines)

Successful Proposals will:

  • Bring together research groups from more than one African country, to study a defined scientific question(s) that will advance our understanding of the genetic and environmental determinants of a specific communicable or non-communicable disease(s) of importance to African populations (see below). Collaborative research projects must include at least three collaborating partners based in African institutions that will interact to provide the complete capacity needed to carry out the proposed research effort.
  • Include, as appropriate, researchers in ethics and the social sciences, to develop models of best practice with respect to the ethical, legal and social aspects of the proposed research.
  • Include a community engagement component to facilitate the building of trust relationships with research participants as an essential feature of ethical biomedical and population-based genomics research involving human subjects (www.h3africa.org/consortium/documents)
  • Follow the principles of H3Africa as outlined below:
  1. Share data and samples across the initiative.
  2. Collaborate across the initiative with regards to training next generation scientists and use of infrastructure, such as bioinformatics and biorepositories.
  3. Follow best practices with respect to ethical, legal and social issues and participate in community engagement drives.
  4. Follow best practices at the institutional level regarding the management and administration of the award.