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Efficiency for Access Coalition (EforA) - Research and Development Fund to develop Enabling Technologies (Third Cal)

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted February 13, 2020 from Brazil
Expired on March 3, 2020
Efficiency for Access Coalition (EforA) logo
Efficiency for Access Coalition (EforA) logo

Efficiency for Access Coalition (EforA) is accepting applications for the 3rd round of its Research and Development (R&D) Fund.

The focus is on projects developing enabling technologies or products for weak and off-grid areas, with a particular focus on interoperability and inclusivity.

R&D projects must meet the following two criteria:
1) R&D projects that focus on the thematic area of inclusivity must be targeted towards at one or more of the following vulnerable and disadvantaged groups:
a) Gender (women and girls);
b) Persons with physical or mental disabilities;
c) Other vulnerable and disadvantaged groups, including older people, children, stateless and displaced persons, and people in slums or informal settlements.
2) R&D projects that focus on the thematic area of interoperability must assure the ability of systems and components to work together in the same environment, including the exchange of information.

Grants are available from £50,000 to £300,000.

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Applicants must be a legally registered and physically established business, academic organisation, non-profit, public sector organisation, or research and technology organisation from anywhere in the world.
Deadline: 18:00 GMT on 15 March, 2020.
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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Feb 13
Feb 13

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required from an organization like yours);
3. Write (baby steps...!) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Visit the World Pulse website >>> My Pulse >>> Resources and then use its filters (right upper corner) to find what may really suit you;
6; Share the opportunities that may not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... - they will enlighten and inspire your network.

Jill Langhus
Feb 14
Feb 14

Thanks, Ana! Sounds great:-)