CONNECTED will run 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.
Funding will be made available for Network members to attend Network meetings and workshops. Funding will also be made available for Network members to visit another Network member’s institution to learn a specific scientific technique and gain insight into grant and paper writing. Further information will be provided shortly.
Other external funding sources
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Global Challenges Research Fund
FLAIR Fellowships (Royal Society)