Grants & Scholarships

Status: Closed

RSIF Cooperability Grants


Deadline: 06/06/2021


Do you have an innovative idea that leads to the production of useful materials, devices, systems and novel technologies at commercial scale? The opportunity to actualize these ideas is presented to you through the RSIF Cooperability Grant. Applications that propose innovative use and scale-up of ICT or digital manufacturing techniques e.g. 3D printing, and solutions that can be used to address the impact of COVID-19 and the capacity of sub-Saharan Africa countries to handle future pandemics are especially encouraged.

Target Applicants: Faculty and innovators involved in selected PhD programs at RSIF African Host universities as Lead Applicants collaborating with private firms, or incubation hubs, or International Partners who have experience in innovation development and commercialization.

Grant size and Duration: US 50,000 per project for up to 2 years from time of award

For more information read the Call for Proposal in English or French

Consult the information webinar presentation. The webinar recording is available here with passcode: tk5#r9dG

View the Q&As in English or French.




To see the existing RSIF Cooperability projects click here.

For an overview of our granting process, click here.


Reference Documents for RSIF Cooperability Grants

RSIF Research and Innovations Grants Manual 2019 Provides an overview of the compliance requirements for recipients of RSIF Research and Innovation Grants

RSIF Project Grant Agreement Provides the contractual terms and conditions for recipients of RSIF Research and Innovation Grants

RSIF Intellectual Property ManualThis Manual provides guidance on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) provisions applicable in the RSIF program.

Grants Partners Consortium Agreement (draft)To be signed by the grant partners collaborating in the implementation of an RSIF awarded Research and Innovation Grant. Outlines the terms and conditions and working modalities for parties involved in the partnership.