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This scheme is for scientists who want to develop a collaborative research project between the UK and research institutions in either Ghana or Tanzania.
It aims to help develop and maintain excellence in science in both countries and to strengthen the research and training capacity of the African institution.
Two new elements have been included in this call. Please refer to the scheme notes for more information.
The scheme provides 3 years funding towards research expenses and costs for mobility and equipment.
This scheme is funded by the Leverhulme Trust.
The scheme covers all areas of the life and physical sciences, including engineering. Applications covering the following five identified national research priorities in Ghana and Tanzania are particularly encouraged: agriculture (including animal health); water and sanitation; basic human health research (including medicinal chemistry); biodiversity (including medicinal plants and green chemistry) and energy (including renewables).
Both the UK applicant and the Ghanaian/Tanzanian applicant must:
Applicants should ensure that they meet all the eligibility requirements, which are explained in the scheme notes.
Awards will offer a maximum of £60,000 per annum to cover research expenses and costs for mobility, including up to £10,000 per annum for a PhD Student Bursary. Up to £10,000 per year of the award may be used to purchase or maintain equipment. The total maximum amount of award is £180,000. The award does not cover costs for salaries, per diems, course or tuition fees. The award lasts for three years.
Applications are initially reviewed by two members of the Leverhulme - Royal Society Africa Award panel. Those applications that are shorlisted will be independently peer reviewed and discussed at a meeting held in June. Results are usually available at the end of July.
This scheme is currently open to applications.
Closing date: extended to 21 February 2013
Royal Society-DFID Africa Capacity Building InitiativeFor scientists who want to develop collaborative research consortia between sub-Saharan Africa and a research institution in the UK.
Leverhulme-Royal Society Africa AwardFor scientists who want to develop a collaborative research project between the UK and research institutions in either Ghana or Tanzania.
We also run the Royal Society Pfizer Award for scientists working in the biological sciences and the Royal Society Pfizer African Academies Programme to strengthen national science academies in Ghana, Tanzania and Ethiopia.
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