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Call for proposals to support Africa’s Science Granting Councils in strategic communications and knowledge translation

Open
Call for
Proposals
Deadline
Programs
Education and Science
Duration
Approximately 34 months
Topic(s)
Development
Information and Communication
Science and Technology
Governance
Countries
South of Sahara
Western Sahara
Funded by
The UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation and IDRC
Budget
The budget available for this project is approximately CAD$880,000 (all inclusive) for approximately 34 months.
Point of contact
SGCSSA@idrc.ca
Type
Grant
Status
Open
Scope

The aim of this project is to support science granting councils in their use of strategic communications, in strengthening the uptake of knowledge outputs, and in their networking. It will commission state-of-the-art papers to be presented at masterclass sessions of the SGCI Annual Forum. It will also support the implementation of SGCI’s own strategy for communications and outreach.

A suitable organization (or a consortium of organizations) will be selected to implement this project following a competitive process. Technical support to the councils could be achieved through approaches such as customized in-country coaching and group training courses or workshops offered by project staff or using communication specialists.

Eligibility

The Science Granting Councils Initiative in sub-Saharan Africa (SGCI) invites project proposals from organizations (including think tanks, institutes, universities and agencies) with proven experience and track records in strategic communications and knowledge translation.