African Union Research Grant in Sustainable Development Program, 2012 Africa

It is now compulsory to strengthen the capacities of African researchers and scientists by facilitating the integration of their efforts for the sustainable development of the Africa continent. The cooperation on specific scientific topics, sharing data and scientific knowledge, at national, continental and international level will create the conditions for better understanding and solving the African problems via the African scientists. The already existing scientific excellence will be acknowledged via a transparent evaluation procedure. In this way the African Union Commission will provide the support to those institutions and consortia able to consolidate their scientific excellence at supranational and African continental level.

– be legal persons and – be nationals of African Union , ACP, EU Member States, Least Developed Country as defined by the United Nations (LDCs), European Economic Area (EEA) Member States, one of the official EU candidate countries or, for proposed actions taking place in at least one LDC, reciprocal access shall be granted to the members of the OECD/Development Assistance Committee and – be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with their partners, not acting as an intermediary and – be registered locally in ( or have a memorandum of understanding in relevant research areas, with) an eligible African country prior to the publication of this call for proposals and

Scholarship Deadline: 20 April 2012

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