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KTN is pleased to announce a further call for GCRF AgriFood Africa Innovation Awards as a means to encourage UK research partners, including Universities and Research Technology Organisations (RTOs), to address AgriFood challenges in Africa in 2020. This call will provide funds to a UK research partner for a collaborative project to address the AgriFood challenges of an African partner. These Awards are intended to help resource small confidence-building measures, employing research and innovation. Projects must be between an African partner and a UK research partner that is likely to lead to a longer-term relationship and follow-on projects. Highly innovative applications from partners who have not worked before are especially welcome as are projects that promote diversity and inclusion. They are looking to support a portfolio of projects that address a variety of AgriFood and nutrition challenges relevant to Africa, across a range of technology areas, market sectors, and territories.

Benefits

The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) is a £1.5billion fund to support cutting-edge research which addresses the problems faced by developing countries. GCRF forms part of the UK’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) commitment and will be awarded in a manner that fits with ODA guidelines. Grants which are up to £40,000 (including any applicable VAT), are awarded to the UK research partner to tackle a problem relevant to the African partner(s)

Eligibility

  • Individuals and organizations normally eligible to apply to the UK research councils for research grants
  • Projects must be between an African partner and a UK research partner; a defined piece of research and Innovation work by the UK and African partner or partners
  • Project’s innovations must be sustainable in the context of environmental challenges such as climate change and resource scarcity
  • Applications must be led by an eligible Principal Investigator in the UK
  • UK academic applicants are welcome to include relevant UK industry partner in addition to African partner(s)

The application deadline is on November 10, 2020

Click here for more information and application

By OHDI

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