Application Deadline: Tuesday, June 30, 2020.
Maximum Amount: US$200,000
Type of call: Rolling call
Background of African Academy of Sciences (AAS) Funding for Covid-19 R&D goals in Africa
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges across the world with Africa holding the weakest end of the stick. Like most health systems in the world, there is a risk for current levels of care to be overwhelmed coupled with the risk of health care workers acquiring SARS-CoV-2 and the possibility of nosocomial transmission of SARS-CoV2 among patients.
The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) is keen to play a central role in building African Research and Development (R&D) capacity to fight COVID-19 by managing day-to-day running of the proposed fund for COVID-19 R&D priorities in Africa.
This call supported by Sida (Sweden), Wellcome Trust, and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is therefore a call to action for African scientists to attend to the research and development needs of the COVID-19 outbreak for the continent as identified by African scientists.
Eligibility for the AAS Covid-19 Funding in Africa
- The institution must be a legal entity and based in Africa
- 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 African Academy of Sciences (AAS).
Research Focus Areas of the AAS Covid-19 Funding in Africa
This call will focus on areas of priority for research and development in COVID-19 outbreak control as identified by African scientists. These areas of focus include but are not limited to;
- Epidemiological studies;
- Clinical management;
- Infection prevention and control, including health care protection;
- Candidate vaccines, diagnostics and therapeutics;
- Ethical considerations for research;
- Social sciences in a pandemic response.
Award period: Funding may be requested for an implementation period of up to two years (24 months).
Award amount: The maximum amount allowable for a single grant is US$200,000 to be held for two (2) years.
- Materials and consumables
- Capital Costs/Equipment
- Research Training Costs
- Other Research Costs
- Office Administrative Costs
Cost challenges shall be made at the triage stage.
About African Academy of Sciences (AAS)
The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) is a non-aligned, non-political, not-for-profit pan African organization. The AAS’s vision is to see transformed lives on the African continent through science. Its mandate is to pursue excellence by recognizing scholars and achievers; provide advisory and think tank functions for shaping the continent’s strategies and policies; and implement key science, technology and innovation (STI) programs that impact developmental challenges.
For more details and to apply visit aasciences.africa