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Funding Opportunities.

4 opportunities available


This call is an invitation to young African scientists in the field of Economics ((graduate students and postdoctoral or early tenure-track scientists) to submit their interest in being nominated for the 7th Meeting of Nobel Laureates on Economic Sciences.


This call is an invitation to young African scientists in the fields of Chemistry, Physics, Physiology or Medicine and closely related disciplines to submit their interest in being nominated for the 70th Meeting of Nobel Laureates (Interdisciplinary).


The ELA initiative invites AAS fellows, affiliates and grantees who are innovating with interventions that promote, support and enable the use of evidence in decision-making in government institutions to apply for a leadership award to recognize these efforts.


The Africa India Mobility Fund (AIMF) is now accepting applications from African and Indian scientists who wish to conduct visits of up to three months in either direction. 

Other Funding Opportunities

2 opportunities available

African Researchers’ Small Grants Program (SGP III)

Award value – $25,000 (Maximum funding per award)

Deadline – 

The African Research Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases (ARNTD) with support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and UK aid from the UK government, through the Coalition for Operational Research on Neglected Tropical Diseases (COR-NTD), is seeking proposals for both operational and social science research on ‘’Emerging Challenges facing NTD program implementation in Africa.’’ This third edition of the Small Grants Program (SGP III) is to support African researchers in both early and mid/late career to undertake operational research aligned with the goals established in the London Declaration on Neglected Tropical Diseases.  SGP III is comprised of two small grant funding tracks: 
a. Small grants for junior researchers
b. Small grants for mid-career and/or senior researchers. 

Attachment -  The African Research Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases.pdf

Michelson Prizes

Award value – $150,000

Deadline – 

About the Michelson Prizes
The Michelson Prizes are scientific awards of $150,000 given annually to young investigators who are applying disruptive concepts and inventive processes to advance human immunology, vaccine discovery, and immunotherapy research across major global diseases.  

The 2020 Michelson Prizes will focus on transformative research in human immunology, with trans-disease applications to accelerate vaccine and immunotherapeutic discovery. The selection committee will be looking to support research that is both highly innovative and has the potential for high impact. Specifically, projects should propose innovative ideas and approaches that can be applied across many disease areas and states. Projects should have the potential to significantly expand our understanding of the human immune system and accelerate the development of vaccines and immunotherapies. 

While the Michelson Prizes are focused on research in the fields of immunology, vaccine and immunotherapy discovery, applicants from the full spectrum of related disciplines, including clinical research, biochemistry, molecular biology, protein engineering, computer science, artificial intelligence/machine learning, biophysics, nanotechnology, etc., are encouraged to apply. 

Pre-applications for the 2020 Michelson Prizes will be accepted from September 9 – October 31, 2019. Applicants selected to submit a full application will be notified in late December 2019. Prizes will be awarded in June 2020 as part of an annual scientific conference on the future of vaccine and immunotherapy development, which brings together top scientists from across disciplines and disease areas.
Additional info can be found at

Link -  Additional info can be found here