Applications are now open for the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) Africa India Mobility Fund 2019. The Africa India Mobility Fund (AIMF) is now accepting applications from African and Indian scientists who wish to conduct visits of up to three months in either direction. The AIMF is a partnership between The African Academy of Sciences (The AAS) and the Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance (India Alliance). Further, that has been running since April 2018 to promote collaboration between African and Indian scientists. Travel grants which seek to establish links between African and Indian researchers. That cultivates a culture of collaboration will serve as a vehicle to improve research capacity and build leadership. Which is in biomedical and clinical research for Africa and India.
- The award will cover directly incurred costs up to $5,000/INR 325,000 for travel lasting up to 3 months. This is to cover the applicant’s airfare (at Economy class) and subsistence whilst on the visit. Salaries and fees to attend meetings will not be eligible. An additional $2,500 may be for laboratory reagents, however, the decision to award the extra funds will be on a case by case basis upon justification of the needs.
- Further, the amount of each individual award will vary according to location and timescale. For example, if staying for a 3-month placement, the applicant may be expected to source university accommodation, or a short term let. However, if visiting for a week, a hotel or equivalent may be more suitable. The decision committee will consider whether the expenses are reasonable and may ask for revised costing.
- Applicants must be nationals of India or nationals of countries within Africa;
- They should be based either in Africa or in India and should be affiliated with a recognized academic, medical, research institution, or other similar institutions. Those based at for-profit organizations are not eligible;
- The call is also open to non-African investigators who must be resident in Africa or Overseas. Also, Citizen of India (evidence may be requested), have an appointment/affiliation with an African/Indian institution, and their residence and tenure of service with the appointing African/Indian institution should cover the duration of the award;
- Travel should be between an African country and India and can be in either direction.
- Applicants must have a PhD/MD or equivalent research qualification. Further, hold a permanent or fixed-term contract in an eligible institution, which must span the duration of the project;
- Further, Collaboration should focus on a single project involving researchers in Africa and India, respectively;
- An applicant is eligible to receive only one grant per year.