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Monday, 14 June 2021
Call for applications: L'Oreal-UNESCO for women in science South Africa young talents programme

The third edition of the L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science South African National Programme aims to promote and encourage young women in science. This programme identifies and rewards talented young female scientists in the field of Formal sciences, Life sciences, Environmental sciences, Physical sciences, Engineering and Technological sciences.

  • Research grants of R80 000 each will be allocated to 5 doctoral students enrolled in an institution and in a research laboratory in South Africa

  • Research grants of R160 000 each will be allocated to 2 post-docs working in a laboratory or research institute in South Africa

  • Detailed information on eligibility can be found here in the 2021 Application document.

Click here for more information.

Wednesday, 28 April 2021
Call for applications: Planning Grant for Fogarty HIV Research Training Program (D71)

The Fogarty HIV Research Training Program (D71 Clinical Trial Not Allowed; PAR-19-284) supports research training that strengthens HIV research capacity of institutions in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs). This FOA offers an opportunity for LMIC institutions to submit a planning grant application to prepare to participate in the Fogarty HIV Research Training Program.
 
These applications must propose a plan to develop a research training program and the subsequent application that will be submitted in response to the companion D43 FOA (PAR-19-283). The planned research training program should strengthen research capacity in a defined high priority HIV scientific area (NOT-OD-15-137) at an LMIC institution(s).
 
Application budgets are limited to $28,000 in total direct costs per year (exclusive of consortium indirect costs) for up to 2 years.
 
An application may be submitted by a foreign institution in an eligible low- or middle-income country (LMIC).

  • Contact your Departmental Finance Officer no later than Friday, July 23, 2021.

  • Faculty deadline: August 10, 2021

  • RC&I deadline: August 13, 2021 (final submission via ASSIST)

  • NIH due date: August 20, 2021 (17:00 SAST)

For more information click here.

Wednesday, 28 April 2021
Call for applications: The Merck 2021 Research Grants

Merck is all about science and technology. In 2021, we offer a series of research grants to stimulate innovative research in challenging areas of future importance. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) aims to create new sustainable partnerships with leading global science and technology players to work on breakthrough science and to generate valuable seeds for future business.
 
Grants of 40,000 € - 450,000 € per year for up to 3 years are available in the areas as further specified below:

  • Drug Discovery - 3 grants comprising 350,000 €/year for 3 years with the option of extension.

  • Real time testing and sensors - grant comprising between 100,000 - 500,000 $/year for 2 years with the option of extension

  • Nanoparticle for nucleic acid delivery  - grant comprising between 100,000 - 300,000 $/year for 2 years with the option of extension

  • Digital Innovation - 3 grants comprising 40,000 - 100,000 € for 1 year with the option of extension

  • Bioelectronics - grant comprising 150,000 €/year for 3 years 

  • Sustainability - grant/s to be negotiated on a case-by-case basis

  • Media recycling for cultured meat - grant/s to be negotiated on a case-by-case basis

  • Organoids - grant/s to be negotiated on a case-by-case basis

The Merck research grants program is open to scientists in all career stages who are affiliated with any research-based institution, university, or company. Applicants may apply for more than one grant or apply for more than one focus area.

  • Contact your Departmental Finance Officer no later than Tuesday, 3 August 2021

  • eRA Finance Approver deadline: Thursday, 19 August 2021

  • RC&I deadline: Tuesday, 24 August 2021

  • Funder due date: Tuesday, 31 August 2021

For more details click here

Wednesday, 28 April 2021
Call for applications: Fogarty HIV Research Training Program (D43)

The Fogarty HIV Research Training Program for Low-and Middle-Income Country Institutions (D43 Clinical Trial Optional; PAR-19-283), encourages applications for research training programs to strengthen the scientific capacity of institutions in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) to conduct HIV research relevant to the evolving HIV epidemic in their country. This FOA can support training for conducting research in a broad range of HIV research areas across HIV prevention, treatment, care, and quality of life continuum. This includes basic, epidemiologic, clinical, behavioral and social sciences, community-based, implementation, operations, health services, and health systems research. Cross-disciplinary research as well as HIV associated comorbidities and coinfections affecting the HIV epidemic will be supported under this FOA. An application should focus the proposed training program to strengthen research capacity in a defined HIV scientific area at a specific LMIC institution and collaborating LMIC partner institutions.
 
This FOA allows qualified Trainees to serve as the lead investigator of an independent clinical trial; or to propose a separate ancillary study to an existing trial under the mentorship of an appropriate clinical researcher or to gain research experience in a clinical trial led by another investigator, as part of their research and career development.
 
Application budgets are limited to $280,000 in total direct costs per year (exclusive of consortium indirect costs) for up to 5 years.
 
An application may be submitted by a foreign institution in an eligible low- or middle-income country (LMIC) or by a domestic (U.S.) institution that demonstrates collaboration with an LMIC institution.

  • Contact your Departmental Finance Officer no later than Friday, July 23, 2021.

  • Faculty deadline: August 10, 2021

  • RC&I deadline: August 13, 2021 (final submission via ASSIST)

  • NIH due date: August 20, 2021 (17:00 SAST)

For more information click here.

Monday, 19 April 2021
Call for applications: Grand Challenges Canada - Stars in Global Health

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages the improvement of sexual and reproductive health and rights of women, adolescents, children and LGBTQI+ people in Sub-Saharan Africa. Projects should aim to improve the access, use and quality of comprehensive sexual and reproductive health education and services and to be resilient to pandemic control measures like those introduced to control COVID-19. Of particular interest to Grand Challenges Canada are innovations that improve responses to sexual- and gender-based violence. Proposed innovations must be bold, innovative, and designed with and for people who are not adequately served by current approaches to sexual and reproductive health and rights. All innovations must demonstrate a rights-based approach, the principle of “do no harm” and must be gender-affirming/sensitive and inclusive to the extent possible.
 
Successful proposals will receive seed grants of up to $100,000 CAD over 12 months to develop and test their proposed innovation. Grand Challenges Canada aims to award around 60-70 seed grants this round.
 
eRA Finance Approver deadline: Monday, 24 May 2021
RC&I deadline: Thursday, 27 May 2021
Funder due date: Thursday, 3 June 2021 at 20:00 (SAST)
 
For more information click here.

Monday, 19 April 2021
Call for applications: Global Infectious Disease Research Training Program

The Global Infectious Disease (GID) research training program, including a Planning Grant (D71 Clinical Trials Not Allowed; PAR-19-362) and full Research Training Program (D43 Clinical Trial Optional; PAR-21-120), addresses research training needs related to infectious diseases that are predominantly endemic in or impact upon people living in developing countries. Programs should focus on major endemic or life-threatening emerging infectious diseasesneglected tropical disease, infections associated with noncommunicable disease conditions of public health importance in LMICs or infections that frequently occur as co-infections in HIV infected individuals. Applications that focus exclusively on research training to address HIV/AIDS or co-infections in the context of HIV will not be supported in these programs (NOTE: Fogarty HIV Research Training Program opportunities PAR-19-283 and PAR-19-284). The goal is to build a critical mass of researchers and support staff to conduct independent infectious disease research in developing country institutions.
 
D71 (PAR-19-362) Information:
Application budgets are limited to $100,000 (total direct costs) per year for up to 2 years.
 
eRA Finance Approver deadline: Monday, 18 October 2021
RC&I deadline: Thursday, 21 October 2021
NIH due date: Thursday, 28 October 2021
 
D43 (PAR-21-120) Information:
Application budgets are limited to $230,000 per year for new awards and $276,000 per year for renewal awards (total direct costs). The maximum project period allowed is 5 years.
 
eRA Finance Approver deadline: Thursday, 22 July 2021
RC&I deadline: Tuesday, 27 July 2021
NIH due date: Tuesday, 3 August 2021
 
For more information click here.

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