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Funding Opportunities.

2 opportunities available


The AAS Affiliates Programme seeks early and mid-career scientists who demonstrate excellence in their development and application of science in Africa. These individuals become Affiliates of The AAS for a period of five years during which they receive individualised professional development support and join a wider community of science leaders on the African continent. Please note that the process now allows individuals to apply directly instead of being nominated by senior scientists.


Science journalism is a “dying profession” due to the closure of science desks across the globe, and Africa is no exception. The result is a dearth of credible public information about science, which in turn produces poor public scientific literacy. Compounding effects are the disappearance of outlets by which scientists themselves gain expertise in areas outside their own fields and through which policymakers receive credible information on science.

Other Funding Opportunities

3 opportunities available

Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme 2019

Award value – €1-1.4 million

Deadline – 

The EU Call on Intra-Africa Mobility is relevant to those working in universities. Your institutions could apply for your MScs, PhDs and staff. It addresses major topics like academic mobility built into Master and Doc – programs, academic and staff mobility, quality increase, comparability of curricula, etc. Learn more here 

During the European Research Council meeting at The AAS on 20 March 2019, it emerged that applying to grants from the EU requires dedicating several months to complete the application process. Kindly read through what is required and see if this is something your institutions could pursue.

You will need to form a partnership comprising of 4-6 African universities and 1 EU technical partner. You have the benefit of finding Africa collaborators from among the Fellows and Affiliates.

The Call for proposals Guidelines as well as all relevant information and documents for the submission of proposals under the present Call are available on the Agency's website

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Call for Proposals for accelerated, high impact, and sustainable scale-up of innovations for saving mothers and newborns at birth

Award value – $5 million

Deadline – 

The Global Financing Facility (GFF;, in partnership with Laerdal Global Health ( and the Government of Norway (, is pleased to announce a Call for Proposals from organizations which can accelerate uptake of proven innovations to reduce maternal and newborn mortality around the time of birth and in the immediate postnatal period. In collaboration with national governments, the goal is to demonstrate and document how accelerated and sustainable delivery of such innovations will help countries achieve the life-saving impacts required to meet ambitious maternal and newborn mortality targets and, through this, facilitate further implementation across relevant GFF countries.

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Attachment -  GFF-innovation-scale-call-for-proposals.pdf

The L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Sub-Saharan Africa

Award value – 15 grants of €10,000 each and 5 grants of €15,000 each

Deadline – 

This programme identifies and rewards talented young female scientists in the field of Formal sciences, Life sciences, Environmental Sciences, Physical Sciences, Engineering and Technological Sciences. Starting from this 10th edition, the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Sub-Saharan Africa programme will celebrate 20 young female scientists (15 doctorates and 5 post-doctorates) instead of 14 young female scientists the years before, for the quality of their research and encourage them to pursue a brilliant career in science in any Sub-Saharan African country.

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Attachment -  EN_2019_RulesandRegulations_1.1.pdf