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RSIF PhD Scholarship

RSIF is the first Pan-African science fund that provides doctoral scholarships for African scientists in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology. Scholarships are tenable at selected African universities in partnership with advanced international partner institutions. Timeline: The call for applications for Cohort 4 will be opening in 2021. Eligibility: citizen of a sub-Saharan African country; relevant Master’s completed less than six…

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RSIF Research Award

Faculty members engaged in PhD training in RSIF African Host Universities are eligible to apply for RSIF Research Awards. These competitive grants enable faculty members to advance their research and to help their PhD students generate exceptional research results to solve pressing African challenges. Status: The second call for proposals will be opening in early 2021. Eligible applicants are (a)outstanding…

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RSIF Junior Investigator Research Award (RSIF JIRA)

RSIF graduates who obtain a post-doctoral or permanent position in academic institutions or research centres in Africa are eligible to apply for JIRA awards. These research grants aim to promote research excellence among young researchers in collaboration with international partners, preferably scientists from the African Scientific Diaspora engaged in prominent international research institutions. The first call will open in 2022….

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RSIF Cooperability Grants

RSIF co finances innovation grants to scholars and faculty who submit joint innovative project proposals with private companies in Africa. Cooperability grants are awarded to faculties of RSIF African Host Universities with an aim of encouraging public-private partnerships. The grants support the opening of new companies/ spin off companies as a result of innovative scientific research ideas translated to the…

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RSIF Institutional Capacity Building Program Grants (RSIF ICBP)

This grant aims to support RSIF African Host Universities (AHUs) in the development of a conducive environment for University-Industry partnerships. It supports the development of an institutional framework to enhance the innovation ecosystem within the universities thus increasing the investment of private sector in Research and Development projects to encourage commercialization of these innovations. Eligible applicants: The call is open…

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