Pump-prime funding

CONNECTED is running two pump prime funding calls to encourage and support collaborations between the UK and Africa.

Funded projects will deliver impact in Africa in the field of plant vector-borne diseases, directly contributing to the UK Government’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) commitment which focuses on outcomes that promote the long-term sustainable growth of countries on the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) list, and is administered with the promotion of the economic development and welfare of developing countries as its main objective.

As such, all proposals must include a main objective that promotes the economic development and welfare of a developing country or countries.

Training vouchers

Applications are invited (until 28.10.18) from CONNECTED network members for a new scheme which allows early career researchers (ECRs) from any country to apply for a funded training visit, up to the value of £3,000.

Amongst the objectives of CONNECTED is enabling network members, particularly ECRs, to enhance their knowledge and skills for career progression. The Training Voucher scheme is a key element of this work.

Training Vouchers are available via competitive application, and aim to support network members to take advantage of training opportunities, which can include (but are not limited to) attendance at CONNECTED and other courses or workshops, laboratory learning visits and work shadowing. Applicants are able to choose what their visit will include and its duration.

For full information and to apply, see ‘Training Vouchers: background, guidance and how to apply’.

Other external funding sources

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council 

Global Challenges Research Fund

FLAIR Fellowships (Royal Society)