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The Leverhulme - Royal Society Africa Awards

The Leverhulme Trust is delighted to be party to a scheme that will help African researchers build collaborations that can tackle themes of high significance for the well-being of their communities.

Following extensive consultation with stakeholders in Ghana, Tanzania and UK, a new funding scheme has been established as the result of a partnership between The Leverhulme Trust and the Royal Society. The Leverhulme - Royal Society Africa Awards will fund research collaborations
between scientists in Ghana, Tanzania and the UK.

Awards will offer support for up to £150,000 over three years to cover research costs, travel, subsistence and equipment including maintenance of existing equipment (equipment costs are capped at £10,000 per year).

Applicants are encouraged to apply in five priority areas identified to be relevant for Ghana and Tanzania and indeed for other African nations:

  • agriculture(including animal health)
  • water and sanitation
  • basic human health research (including medicinal chemistry)
  • biodiversity (including medicinal plants and green chemistry)
  • energy (including renewables)

The first round of applications is now open. There will be three annual calls, making six awards for each round. For further information on applying for funding please visit www.royalsociety.org/africaaward/ 

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