Pump-prime funding

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

This has resulted in 20 research projects, being undertaken in 14 countries, involving 11 different crops, and collaborations of 55 researchers in 34 institutions.

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 included a main objective that promotes the economic development and welfare of a developing country or countries.

Training opportunities

Please use the ‘training’ link in the main menu for information about current and previous training opportunities funded by CONNECTED for its network members.

Other external funding sources

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research CouncilĀ 

Global Challenges Research Fund

FLAIR Fellowships (Royal Society)