This call supported by Sida (Sweden), Wellcome Trust, and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is therefore a call to action for African scientists to attend to the research and development needs of the COVID-19 outbreak for the continent as identified by African scientists.
There is need to provide robust scientific evidence to the country emergency response teams.
The priorities listed are widely applicable across the continent yet require local context and expertise in order to address in a timely and effective manner the issues arising even as the outbreak evolves.
This call will focus on areas of priority for research and development in COVID-19 outbreak control as identified by African scientists. These areas of focus include but are not limited to;
a) Epidemiological studies;
b) Clinical management;
c) Infection prevention and control, including health care protection;
d) Candidate vaccines, diagnostics and therapeutics;
e) Ethical considerations for research;
f) Social sciences in a pandemic response.
The maximum amount allowable for a single grant is US$200,000 to be held for two (2) years.
Funding may be requested for an implementation period of up to two years (24 months).
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The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) is keen to play a central role in building African Research and Development (R&D) capacity to fight COVID-19 by managing day-to-day running of the proposed fund for COVID-19 R&D priorities in Africa.
Applicant organizations must: 1. be a legal entity; 2. be based in Africa.
The AAS is set to stop receiving applications for this call on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 1700 hrs EAT. However, due to the urgency of this work, all applications will be taken through triage and scientific review as soon as they are received. The AAS has the discretion to stop receiving applications for this call before the application close date if adequate proposals would have been received and recommended for funding before the closing date.
For more information, please visit https://www.aasciences.africa/calls/funding-covid-19-research-developmen...