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African Researchers Small Grants

African Researchers Small Grants Program 2020

Country: Africa
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Applications call for African Researchers Network Small Grants Program 2020

The African Research Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases (ARNTD) with support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and UK aid from the UK government, through the Coalition for Operational Research on Neglected Tropical Diseases (COR-NTD), is seeking proposals for both operational and implementation research on ‘’Emerging Challenges facing NTD program implementation in Africa.’’ This fourth edition of the Small Grants Program (SGP IV) is to support African researchers in both early and mid/late career to undertake operational or implementation research aligned with the goals established in the London Declaration on Neglected Tropical Diseases.


SGP IV is comprised of two small grant funding tracks:

  • Small grants for junior researchers
  • Small grants for mid-career and/or senior researchers.

Targeted Audience

This fourth call for proposals is targeted at outstanding researchers – especially beginning researchers – and academics based in research institutions or universities in Africa. Applicants will have to demonstrate that the proposed research or activity is aligned with country/program interests and has potential institutional/individual capacity-building impact. The small grants targeted at junior and senior researchers at the Masters or Ph.D. level will provide grants ranging from USD 10,000 – 30,000. Applications are accepted in both English and French. Shortlisted applicants will be required to submit full proposals and additional documentation in English in order to be eligible for the award.

General criteria

In order to be eligible for African Researchers Network Small Grants Program, candidates must be

  • Currently employed by or enrolled as a student in an academic, health, or research institution in Africa for the duration of the grant.
  • Demonstrate having a commitment to NTD-related research as well as the skills and experience required to carry out the proposed work.
  • Able to provide evidence of research output, including publications and/or presentations at scientific conferences.

Selection Criteria

  • The eligibility of the applicant and possession of a qualified team.
  • The scientific merit and overall quality of the proposed project.
  • The significance of the research and potential impact.
  • The potential for scaling up the research.
  • The demonstration of reasonable and realistic estimation of costs.

More information available here


Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline14 August,2020
Open toAll
OrganizerAfrican Research Network
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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