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Research calls and grants

Many of our cooperation partners regularly announce research calls and grants with support from Sida. Here you find a selection.

Artificial Intelligence for Development in Africa (AI4D Africa)

The AI4D initiative provides opportunities within capacity building, innovation and policy research within the field of AI, including PhD fellowships, postdoc grants, as well as larger grants for the coordination of policy and innovation networks, and setting up state of the art university AI-labs. The AI4D program, funded by Sida and International Development Research Centre (IDRC), is dedicated to a future where Africans across all regions create and use artificial intelligence (AI) to lead healthier, happier and greener lives.  

The Organization for Women in Science in the Developing World (OWSD) 

OWSD provides PhD fellowships and Early Career fellowships for women scientists from Science and Technology-Lagging Countries. The fellowships are offered for PhD research or to pursue research in the natural, engineering and information technology sciences.

World Academy of Sciences for the Advancement of Science in Developing Countries (TWAS)

TWAS provides grants to individual scientists and research groups in basic Sciences (biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics) from science and technology lagging countries, to enable them to purchase the research facilities they need to enhance their productivity.

International Foundation for Science (IFS)

IFS provides individual research grants for early career researchers from low income or lower middle income countries for projects within 1. biological resources in terrestrial systems 2. water and aquatic resources and 3. food security, dietary diversity and healthy livelihoods. Calls are normally announced twice a year.

The African Economic Research consortium (AERC)

AERC runs a collaborative PhD programme in economics with the aim to strengthen teaching and research capacity in sub-Saharan Africa, to increase the pool of potential researchers and policy analysts. Applications have two deadlines per year. AERC also have other post-graduate training opportunities.

Arab Council for the Social Sciences (ACSS)

ACSS runs a number of fellowships and grants programmes with support from Sida. These offer opportunities for junior and senior social scientists in the Arab region, encouraging the production of independent, high-quality research.

Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research (AHPSR)

AHPSR (hosted by WHO) issues calls for research proposals and bids on a regular basis targeted towards institutions from low- and middle-income countries. 

The European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP)

EDCTP funds research for prevention and treatment of poverty-related infectious diseases in sub-Saharan Africa and regularly announces calls for proposals and nomination for prizes.

United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER)

Visiting PhD Fellowship Programme at UNU-WIDER (United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research) in Helsinki, Finland.

International Network for Advancing Science and Policy (INASP)

INASP lists sources of funding and keeps an updated forum on funding opportunities. 

Science and Development Network (SciDev.Net)

SciDev.Net has a regularly updated noticeboard with science and development related jobs, events, announcements and grants. 

Updated: 31 May 2021