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New funding call promoting intra-African and global collaborations

Grand Challenges Africa Innovation Phase 1 Seed Grants
Round 12 Request for Proposals on Food Security and Nutrition

Proposals are now invited for funding address a new Grand Challenge: Promoting and facilitating innovative solutions to achieve Food Security and Nutrition in Africa. These grand challenge innovation grants will be issued and administered under Grand Challenges Africa (GC Africa), a programme implemented in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

This challenge focuses on key targets of the Sustainable Development Goal 2 (SDG2) to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture. SDG2 is interconnected with and interdependent on several other SDGs that strongly relate to food security and nutrition including: SDG1 (poverty), SDG3 (health), SDG4 (education), SDG5 (gender equality), SDG6 (water and sanitation), SDG13 (climate), SDG14 (life below water) and SDG15 (life on land). This call aims to stimulate new approaches, interventions, tools and novel combinations of existing approaches to ensure that Africa progresses rapidly to improve sustainable and equitable access to nutrient dense foods that promote good health. The challenge will pay attention to five key research priority areas as ranked by leading experts working in Food Security and Nutrition on the African continent deemed critical to address the existing gaps.

Applications must be Africa-led and focused on innovation. Applicants can be at any level of experience and working in any discipline, from any organisation, including colleges and universities, government laboratories, research institutions, for profit and non-profit organizations.

The application deadline is Friday 4 December at 23:59hrs East African Time.

For full information use this link.

Applications MUST be submitted through the AAS Ishango Online Application Portal.