Research Project Grants

The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) funds projects that aim to bring employment, food security, health, peace, and prosperity to developing regions of the world.
They offer grants, funding, and awards to researchers and institutions to find solutions for global development challenges.

Boosting decent employment for Africa’s youth
Call for: Concept notes
Deadline: Monday, October 8, 2018 – 17:00
The call is open to applicants from research-focused organizations, academia, research institutions, think tanks, and non-governmental organizations around the world.

The role of small business in Aedes control technologies
Call for: Proposals
Deadline: Monday, September 24, 2018 – 23:00
IDRC and FAPESP launch a call for proposals to foster research and development by small businesses.

 PhD or postdoc  research at a conference?

Sparrho, the global scientific discovery platform, is offering grants of £500 for PhD students and postdocs in any field of science and engineering, at any institute, to attend an academic conference of their choice in the coming 12 months.

Apply now for £500 funding for your 2017-2018 conference travel from Sparrho.

Project Grants

Offering up to £500,000 over five years for research on a topic of the applicant’s choice. Grants cover salary and research costs directly associated with the project. Submit a first-stage outline application at any time.

The aim of these awards is to provide financial support for innovative and original research projects of high quality and potential, the choice of theme and the design of the research lying entirely with the applicant (the Principal Investigator). The grants provide support for the salaries of research staff engaged on the project, plus associated costs directly related to the research proposed, and the award is paid directly to the institution at which the applicant is employed. Read more here

As part of the drive to promote the University of Ghana as an institution of Research and Higher Learning, the University Council decided that starting from the 2008-2009 academic year, a portion of the University’s budget shall be earmarked to encourage and promote cutting edge research from faculty members. As part of the continuous process of re-defining the University of Ghana as a research-driven university and encouraging its faculty members to actively engage in research activities that would enhance the image of UG, the Office of Research, Innovation and Development (ORID) has the responsibility of announcing a Call for Proposals every year; with support from the University of Ghana Research Fund (UGRF). Read more

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