IDRC - Science Granting Councils Initiative in Sub-Saharan Africa – Collaborating Technical Agencies

Sponsor

This initiative is jointly funded by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID), Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), and South Africa’s National Research Foundation (NRF).

Program

Science Granting Councils Initiative in Sub-Saharan Africa – Collaborating Technical Agencies

For More Information

For more details, please see the documents below.

Description

This call aims to select collaborating technical organizations (such as research institutes, university research and academic centers, think tanks, NGOs, science academies, and stakeholder organizations with a legal corporate registration) to oversee and deliver capacity-strengthening activities for science granting councils in sub-Saharan Africa

The 5-year initiative aims to strengthen the capacities of Science Granting Councils to support research and evidence-based policies that will contribute to economic and social development. In doing so, the initiative will help councils to:

  • manage research;
  • design and monitor research programs based on the use of robust science, technology, and innovation indicators;
  • support knowledge exchange with the private sector; and
  • establish partnerships with each other and with other science system actors.

Eligibility

This call is open to all organizations such as research institutes, university research and academic centres, think tanks, non-governmental organizations, science academies, and stakeholder organizations with a legal corporate registration. Organizations based in sub-Saharan Africa are strongly encouraged to apply. The initiative is keen to engage with organizations with a shared vision of nurturing long-term relationships among various national science system actors, including science granting councils.

Funding Availability

CA$2.4 million

Indirect Costs

12%

Project Duration

60 months

Special Notes

Applicant organizations will be pre-qualified based on the criteria outlined in the Prospectus and supporting application documents. Successful applicant organizations will be expected to oversee and deliver capacity-strengthening activities that correspond to the initiative's objectives. These objectives will be achieved through various activities such as customized regional training courses and workshops, regional forums, online training, individualized on-site coaching, and collaborative research.

Deadlines

If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

TypeDateNotes
Internal Deadline

Please submit your draft EOI to research.services@uoguelph.ca.  An OR5 form is not required at this stage. We encourage applicants to get in touch with the Office of Research Services as soon as possible so that we may assist you in answering the questions on the EOI.

External Deadline

How to Apply

Please read the information provided about the initiative and the eligibility requirements in the Prospectus before completing this application form:

  • Ensure all the sections of the form are accurately completed and saved in PDF format. Other supporting documents may be attached separately.
  • Applications must be submitted via e-mail to SGCSSA@idrc.ca on or before August 31, 2015 by 10:00 AM Eastern Time. Applications received after this date will not be considered.
For Questions, please contact

All additional questions should be addressed to SGCSSA@idrc.ca

Office of Research

Katie Meyer Beck, Director, Research Support Services
Office of Research Services
519-824-4120 x54059
kmeyerbe@uoguelph.ca

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