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We have demonstrated that sustained investment in African science holds the potential for strong and long-term impact. We fund game changing ideas and innovations to transform Africa

Funding Opportunities.

6 opportunities available


This call covers three strands: i) research, ii) science engagement: call to science and health journalists and communicators, and iii) science engagement: call to science advisers.


Eligible innovators can apply for this competitive follow-on transition to scale or scale up grant which will run for a term of up to thirty-six (36) months. We will fund an amount which is commensurate with the scope of work proposed.


Global Effort on COVID-19 (GECO) Health Research is a new cross UK government funding call aiming to support applied health research that will address COVID-19 knowledge gaps. The focus is on understanding the pandemic and mitigating its health impacts in low and middle-income countries (LMIC) contexts. The call prioritises epidemiology, clinical management, infection control and health system responses.


Proposals are invited for short-term projects addressing and mitigating the health, social, economic, cultural and environmental impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak in Low and Middle Income Countries1.


Type of call: Rolling call

Currently, this call for applications can only be accessed by persons already holding a grant or a sub-grant in the DELTAS Africa, Grand Challenges Africa, H3Africa, FLAIR or any other programme of the AAS. 


The FLAIR Fellowships Programme will produce Africa’s next generation of independent research leaders undertaking cutting-edge research that will address global challenges facing Africa. The fellowships are aimed at talented African early career researchers with the potential to become leaders in their field and provide the opportunity to build an independent research career in an African institution.

Other Funding Opportunities

1 opportunities available

Call for Expert Collaborators: COVID-19 Response

Award value – N/A

Deadline – 

Crowdhelix is seeking researchers & innovators worldwide with a strong track record of excellence in fields relevant to the global effort to tackle the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

We are offering free access to Crowdhelix, our online Open Innovation platform, to experts seeking to collaborate across continents and disciplines in developing R&D funding proposals to help tackle COVID-19.

The COVID-19 Helix is led by Dr Björn Kull, Head of Grants Office at Karolinska Institutet, an internationally-renowned medical university that has already been awarded three important EU Horizon 2020 grants targeted at COVID-19 response & mitigation.

Karolinska Institutet is an RTO Member of the Crowdhelix Network of institutions and companies, which collaborate internationally on European-funded research & innovation programmes.

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