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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.

Call For Applications: Women for Africa Foundation Science by Women Programme 2023

The Women for Africa Foundation (FMxA), in line with its mission of contributing to the development of Africa through the drive of its women, is launching the 9th Edition of the Science by Women programme, with the aim to promote African women’s leadership in scientific research and technology transfer and to foster the capacity of the research centres in their home countries.

The main goal is to enable African women researchers and scientists to tackle the great challenges faced by Africa through research in health and biomedicine, sustainable agriculture and food security, water, energy and climate change.

Deadline: September 30, 2023

Call For Applications (Science By Women Programme 2023)

Click HERE To Apply

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:

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 February to April 2022.

The calls are coordinated by the International Office, please contact Ms Ntombise Mangqase for more information


Erasmus + 2022 Funding Calls

Hans de Wit Fellowship for early career researchers in higher education

Center for International Higher Education (CIHE) at Boston College is delighted to announce the launch of a new fellowship program, established with seed funding from World Education Services in honor of Former CIHE Director Hans de Wit, to support the academic mobility of early career researchers in the field of higher education studies. The Hans de Wit Fellowship will support one researcher per year to spend a semester at CIHE.
Applications for the 2022-2023 academic year are due no later than August 15, 2022. Although any early career researcher is welcome to apply, preference will be given to applicants from marginalized backgrounds, including those with refugee status, those based in the Global South and those from traditionally under-represented backgrounds.
Full details are available on the CIHE website.