All interested candidates are invited to apply for the National Research Foundation COVID-19 Africa Rapid Grant Fund 2020. Application for this program started on the 18th of May 2020 and application will be closed on the 17th of June 2020, therefore, all interested candidates are advised to apply before the closing date. One of the aims of the National Research Foundation COVID-19 Africa Rapid Grant Fund 2020 is to contribute positively to the response of continental and regional response to the Coronavirus pandemic.
About the 2020 National Research Foundation COVID-19 Africa Rapid Grant Fund
The National Research Foundation COVID-19 Africa Rapid Grant Fund 2020 also aims to support the generation of knowledge and the translation in order to inform diagnostic, the prevention and the treatment of the pandemic in Africa. This program will also strengthen the regional and continental science of Africa efforts in engagement to the response to the pandemic. It will also leverage the existing strong multilateral collaborations that are in support of Africa’s response and also attract new international collaborations.
The National Research Foundation COVID-19 Africa Rapid Grant Fund 2020 support three scopes in relation to research and science engagement. The first scope of this program is research, also there is the science engagement which involves a call to health and science journalists and communicators and calls to science advisers.
Eligibility Requirements for Grant Fund
To be eligible for the National Research Foundation COVID-19 Africa Rapid Grant Fund 2020, you must be a researcher or a science practitioner from any of the following African countries.
- Burkina Faso.
- Côte d’Ivoire.
- In the context of ARUA Nigeria and South Africa.
For the research scope and only applicable to Nigeria and South Africa, only the members of ARUA are eligible to participate. For the scope of science engagement, all practitioners from all the listed countries including Nigeria and South Africa in ARUA are eligible. Other eligibility criteria include:
Women, people with disabilities and the first responders to the Coronavirus are encouraged to apply.
Since diversity in sex and gender spreads across all dimensions, the research and science engagement proposal must display consideration for the diversity in sex as biological variable and gender as a socio-cultural factor with approaches to the scope.
How to Apply
To apply for the National Research Foundation COVID-19 Africa Rapid Grant Fund 2020 you must submit your application the NRF Online Submission System. All applications are to submitted in English or French and the must be submitted latest on the 17th of June 2020, any application submitted after the deadline will not be considered for evaluation or review.