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Call for Papers: Science Granting Councils Initiative in Sub-Saharan Africa (SGCI) Forum 2018

In order to inform the current debates, reviews and re-organization of research and innovation funding in Africa, the SGCI wishes to commission a paper on “new approaches for funding research and innovation in Africa” paying particular attention on the learning experiences from good practices from across the world on institutions, schemes, and mechanisms and their potential applicability to African countries.

Application Deadline: 8th June 2018 by 6:00 pm East African Time.

Eligible Countries: African countries

To Be Taken At (Country): Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.

About the Award: To facilitate sharing of lessons and good practices, the SGCI commissions a state-of-the-art paper on topics/themes of interest for Africa’s development. The theme for the 2018 Annual Forum is on “New Approaches for Funding Research and Innovation in Africa”

The Science Granting Councils Initiative in sub-Saharan Africa (SGCI) is a 5-year Initiative which aims to strengthen the capacities of Science Granting Councils (SGCs) in sub-Saharan Africa in order to support research and evidence-based policies that will contribute to economic and social development.

Type: Research, Call for Papers

Eligibility:  It is a requirement that the main author of the paper will have to be available to present the paper during the annual forum event.

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: 

  • A maximum budget of up to US$27,000.00 has been marked for this assignment. A team effort in the production of the masterclass paper is highly recommended especially if coming from different regions of the world with Africa inclusive.
  • The organizers shall also cover the travel expenses for the main author to present the paper during the SGCI Annual Forum event scheduled for November 2018 in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.

Duration of Programme: Annual Forum is scheduled for 5 – 7 November 2018

How to Apply: All submissions should be sent to: [email protected] and copied to: [email protected] Submissions received after this deadline may not be considered. The successful candidate will be notified within one week after the deadline.

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Award Providers:  The Initiative is jointly funded by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID), Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), and South Africa’s National Research Foundation (NRF).

Important Notes: Please note that the Expression of Interest should not exceed one page of an A4 paper, single spacing, font type Times New Roman, font size- 11. The CVs should demonstrate strong experience from previous
related assignments and publications on new approaches for funding research and innovation especially in Africa. The Annotated Table of Content should be clearly written with proposed chapters, sections and subsections as the case may be. The Work Plan should align with the deliverables and timeframe already identified under Section 4.2 above.

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