SGCI Call for proposals to support the strengthening of national research and innovation funding agencies in West Africa
We are pleased to announce that through the partnership between IDRC and the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), the Science Granting Councils Initiative in sub-Saharan Africa (SGCI) is calling for proposals to support the strengthening of national research and innovation funding agencies in West Africa.
We are inviting proposals from organisations to design and deliver this support targeting six countries in West Africa. This work will strengthen agencies where they already exist, and where they do not exist it will support the development of frameworks for establishing new agencies. The work will take place in Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal and Sierra Leone.
The Science Granting Councils Initiative in sub-Saharan Africa (SGCI) invites proposals from organizations (including think tanks, institutes, universities and agencies) based in Africa. The organizations should have proven experience and track records in Africa, and especially West Africa, in areas such as public sector science, technology and innovation; strengthening organisational capacity; managing research funds; national science, technology and innovation policy and practice; and engaging the private sector in research. The selected organizations would undertake various activities, including offering training and technical support to science granting councils and related organizations.
Please consult the detailed call document for more specific eligibility requirements.