Author Topic: 2011 Leverhulme Royal Society Africa Awards, University of Cambridge, UK  (Read 1090 times)


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The Leverhulme – Royal Society Africa Award is aimed at encouraging collaborative research projects between scientists based at research institutions in Ghana and Tanzania with researchers in the UK.  In particular, new collaborations are encouraged and are looked upon favourably.  As part of a discrete collaborative research project with the UK, the scheme is also intended to assist in strengthening the research and training capacity in research institutions in Ghana and Tanzania through specific skills transfer to the African institutions.

Subjects covered:  The scheme will cover all areas of basic natural science covered by the Royal Society’s remit, but applications are particularly encouraged from the five identified national research priorities in Ghana and Tanzania:

    * Agriculture (including animal health)
    * Water and sanitation
    * Basic human health research (including medicinal chemistry)
    * Biodiversity (including medicinal plants and green chemistry)
    * Energy (including biofuels)

Please note that the scheme does not cover the humanities, social sciences or clinical medical research.

Duration of funding:  Three year

Countries covered:  The scheme will support bilateral research collaborations between UK-based scientists and researchers in either Ghana or Tanzania.

Value:  The maximum support is £50,000 per annum, covering research expenses, costs for mobility and equipment, including maintenance of existing equipment (equipment costs are capped at £10,000 per year). The maximum total amount of award is £150,000. The Royal Society will pay the UK partner institution, which will be responsible for transferring finances to Ghana or Tanzania as required.

Number offered:  6 awards

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Closing date:  Wednesday 9 February 2011

Results available:  Results will be announced in June 2011

Source: 2011 Leverhulme Royal Society Africa Awards, University of Cambridge, UK

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