Applications now open for AAS and partners’ researcher mobility funds
The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) announced on March 14, 2018 two mobility funds – the Science and Language Mobility Scheme Africa and the Africa India Mobility Fund (AIMF), to encourage collaboration between African researchers and African and Indian researchers, respectively.
The funding totals an investment of close to US$500,000, providing travel grants for short term visits to about 100 researchers from African and Indian universities and research institutes. At the AAS, the schemes will be implemented through the Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA).
The Africa- India Mobility Fund is accepting applications for travel grants from researchers from Africa and India. The programme, which is a partnership of African Academy of Sciences, the Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance and Wellcome, will fund short-term visits of up to three months for researchers to travel in either direction. Funding will be given to nationals of India and African countries to support collaboration in research in HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, dengue, malaria, vector-borne diseases, parasitic infections, emerging infections, cancer, diabetes, hypertension, health systems research, antimicrobial resistance, microbiome, drug development and general biomedical sciences. This call is also open to non-African investigators resident on the continent or overseas citizen of India. The applications for AIMF will be on a rolling basis with feedback on the outcome given within two months until further notice.
The Science and Language Mobility Scheme Africa offers travel grants for short term visits of up to six months to researchers in Franco and Anglophone Africa in either direction over the next five years. The programme, which is a joint effort between the AAS, Wellcome and Institut Pasteur, aims to break down language and cultural barriers while strengthening scientific collaboration. This is a closed call accepting applications from the Human Hereditary and Health in Africa (H3 Africa) and the Developing Excellence in Leadership, Training and Science (DELTAS Africa) grantees. It is in addition opened to any scientists affiliated to one of the 10 member institutions of the Institut Pasteur International Network in Africa. Applications for the Science and Language Mobility Scheme Africa close on May 25, 2018. Applications for this scheme can be submitted either in English or French.
Learn more about how to submit your application:
Africa India Mobility Fund
Science and Language Mobility Scheme Africa