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​The fundraising office strive to collaborate and respond where possible to funding opportunities that promote student and staff mobility and collaboration in order to expand funding networks. The office will constantly update on funding opportunities depending availability.
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Horizon Europe Africa Initiative Calls

Horizon Europe is open to researchers and innovators from around the globe who are encouraged to team up with EU partners in preparing proposals. It will include dedicated actions to support and strengthen cooperation through multilateral initiatives. As a strategic partner, the EU seeks to enhance cooperation with Africa to promote actions targeted to finding locally adapted solutions to challenges that are global in nature, but which often hit Africa hardest. The Horizon Europe work programme 2021-2022 includes around 36 topics with a budget of around €350 million under Calls for Proposals that are particularly relevant for cooperation with Africa. 

Who can apply?

The calls for proposals require or encourage participation of African entities. Topics range from climate change, rural innovation, sustainable food systems and sustainable energy to bringing European highly innovative SMEs to the forefront of African markets. 

To learn more about funding opportunities:

https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders/opportunities/portal/screen/opportunities/topic-search;callCode=null;freeTextSearchKeyword=;matchWholeText=true;typeCodes=0,1,2;statusCodes=31094501,31094502,31094503;programmePeriod=null;programCcm2Id=43108390;programDivisionCode=null;focusAreaCode=null;destination=null;mission=null;geographicalZonesCode=null;programmeDivisionProspect=null;startDateLte=null;startDateGte=null;crossCuttingPriorityCode=Africa;cpvCode=null;performanceOfDelivery=null;sortQuery=sortStatus;orderBy=asc;onlyTenders=false;topicListKey=topicSearchTablePageState 

Research Partners

EU encourage collaboration with other partners and existing programmes. Examples include the African Research Initiative for Scientific Excellence (ARISE) and the ACP Innovation Fund. Other ongoing partnerships and programmes in research & innovation between the European Union and Africa include the Research and Innovation Partnership on Food and Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture (LEAP-AGRI), the Partnership for Research & Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA), and the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP). 

In addition, UJ is a member of Crowdhelix Network, this an open and innovation network and virtual platform for universities, research organisations, and businesses seeking funding and collaboration opportunities from the European Union.   

Deadline for submissions vary depending on the call and are between September to November 2021. 

The  calls are coordinated by the International Office, please contact Ms Ntombise Mangqase nmangqase@uj.ac.za for more information

Links:

Capacities for Science

Civil Security for Society

Culture, Creativity and Society

Digital, Industry and Space

Green Transition Biodiversity

Green Transition Food Security

Green Transition Mobility

Green Transition Natural Resources and Environment

Health

Research Infrastructure Climate Change
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AU Innovating Education in Africa

Innovating Education in Africa (IEA) was established in 2018 by the African Union (AU) with the aim of identifying, promoting and supporting the systemic adoption and replication of education innovations in all aspects of education and training in Africa. The event showcased 50 education innovations selected from across Africa and held policy dialogues with policy makers and development stakeholders to make the case for embedding innovation in education systems in Africa, and endorsing the implementation of the continental programme. 

Benefits for successful applicants

Successful applicants will benefit from one or more of the following:

  • Receive grants of up to 100,000 USD to implement pilot projects in collaboration with AU Member States.
  • Promotion and publicity of Innovation to AU Member States and Development Partners, including publication in the Africa Education Innovations Handbook 2021 and future invitation to participate in AU events and programs.
  • Certificate of recognition from the African Union Commissioner for Education, Science, Technology and Innovation.

Eligibility Criteria

Applications will be accepted from AU Member State citizens who lead an organisation that meets the following criteria:

  • Implementing or piloting an education innovation in one or more AU Member States;
  • Legally registered and operational for not less than 1 year;
  • Directly responsible for the implementation and management of the innovation, i.e., not acting as an intermediary;
  • Should not have been a previous grant recipient under Innovating Education in Africa.

Application Procedure

Submissions should be made online in English or French at www.edu-au.org/submit-innovation, with the following information:

  • Brief statement of the problem you are trying to solve (100 words).
  • Describe your innovation, specifically how it functions and the implementation approach (500 words).
  • Justification of how the innovation can be implemented on a large scale sustainably, given the prevalent challenges in the African context (250 words).
  • The number of people that have already used the innovation.
  • Legal documentation of business registration and operation.
  • Video demonstration of your innovation (optional).

For more information, visit African Union.
Please contact Ms Ntombi Mangqase, Director, International Fundraising and Administration nmangqase@uj.ac.za for further details.
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The Elsevier Foundation Chemistry for Climate Action Challenge

The Elsevier Foundation Chemistry for Climate Action Challenge is jointly run by the Elsevier Foundation and Elsevier's chemistry journals team. The Challenge is open to individuals and organizations whose projects use green and sustainable chemistry solutions to tackle some of the developing world's greatest sustainability challenges. Read more about Elsevier and green chemistry.

The winning projects will receive a prize of €25,000 each. The winners will be announced at the 6th Green & Sustainable Chemistry Conference on 16-18 November 2021.

Application deadline: 1st August 2021

Please contact Ms Ntombi Mangqase, Director, International Fundraising and Administration nmangqase@uj.ac.za for further details.
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Other opportunities

U21 (Universitas 21)

https://universitas21.com/get-involved/international-opportunities-for-students
https://universitas21.com/get-involved/researcher-opportunities
https://universitas21.com/get-involved/u21-global-education-fund