Global Development Network — Strengthening Research Capacities in Africa

This program implemented by the Global Development Network (GDN) funded by the French Development Agency aims to strengthen five social science research institutions as well as to boost the production of research by young researchers.

In particular, the program will offer the selected institutions funding for capacity building on the proposal of the institutions, grants for young researchers as well as a budget for the management of a competitive process for awarding them. It will also encourage regular exchanges between participating institutions around the links between the economic, environmental, and social dimensions of sustainable development as well as on how to effectively strengthen research capacity in the French-speaking African space.

The Global Development Network (GDN) aims to strengthen African social science research institutions and boost the production of research by young researchers. Research institutions can receive funding of up to €100 thousand for capacity-building activities in support of young researchers. Eligibility extends to francophone African research institutions on national and regional public policies in the political, social, and economic fields. Applications have to be submitted by 28 August 2022

  • Eligibility
  • It is expected that teams will encompass a range of technical and non-technical skills to address barriers associated with challenge definition and solution deployment and that they will represent collaborative and equitable partnerships between researchers in Ireland and the partner country.
  • Teams must include expertise in the STEM research area underpinning the proposed solution, but should also include knowledge or experience in areas such as for example, international development, development economics, or behavioural or social sciences, in order to inform the adoption and impact of novel interventions.
  • Eligibility extends to francophone African research institutions on national and regional public policies in the political, social, and economic fields.

Grant size: €100k

Deadline: August 28th, 2022

Grant Sector:
  • Research
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