AAS Grants

African Academy of Sciences Grant for Covid-19 Research in Africa

Application Deadline: Tuesday, June 30, 2020.

Maximum Amount: US$200,000

Type of call: Rolling call

AAS Grants

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.

Funding Details

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.

Costs categories:-

  1. Materials and consumables
  2. Capital Costs/Equipment
  3. Research Training Costs
  4. Other Research Costs
  5. Office Administrative Costs
  6. Salaries

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

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About Charles Ugwu

Charles E. Ugwu, is a Medical Laboratory Scientist, and an opportunity enthusiast for all Medical and Health Professionals.

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