There is a new opportunity for Africa-based investigators to apply for Innovation Seed Grants up to $100,000 for “1) solutions and strategies to reduce maternal, neonatal and child deaths in Africa, [or] 2) creative communication approaches to inspire African governments to fund research and development.”
A fuller description is online at http://gcgh.grandchallenges.org/challenge/grand-challenges-africa-innovation-seed-grants-0
These grants will go to “innovators resident in Africa with any level of experience, working in any discipline in colleges, universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-governmental and non-profit organizations.” The goal is to find local solutions to Africa’s pressing challenges and help the continent achieve the SDGs.
Submissions are due 1 pm on February 17, 2017 – effectively Thursday, Feb 16, for applications from Africa. (ORA deadline, if JHU is a sub or partner on a submission, will be Thursday, Feb 9).
This partner website for AESA in Africa links to registration info and instructions for prospective applicants and their institutions:
Registering may be complicated, especially for first-time applicants and institutions, so please urge your partners and colleagues to begin this process early even if they have not decided whether to apply.