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Africa Oxford Health Innovation Platform: Call for Applications

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted February 25, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on March 30, 2021
Africa Oxford Health Innovation Platform logo
Africa Oxford Health Innovation Platform logo

Africa Oxford Health Innovation Platform – a multi-disciplinary programme has been launched to support African innovators develop new solutions to Africa’s health challenges.

It does so by connecting research to industry to tackle prevention, early diagnosis, and treatment through impact investment and innovation.

AfOx-HIP is a University of Oxford collaborative platform supported by key researchers and led by the Africa Oxford Initiative (AfOx).

AfOx-HIP is a collaboration between AfOx and key partners including: Grand Challenges Africa at the African Academy of Sciences, The Royal Academy of Engineering, The Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, Oxford Foundry, TORCH, the Said Business School Africa Initiative and Reuben College, Oxford.

AfOx-HIP will work with African innovators in the co-development of skills ranging from creative problem solving, translational research, entrepreneurship, and venture acceleration.

Utilize This Offer

AfOx-HIP is open to work in any scientific discipline, including outside life sciences and engineering sciences, and any type of technology leading to the creation of solutions towards disease prevention, diagnosis, management and treatment.

Examples of technologies include:
• Therapeutics;
• Vaccines;
• Devices;
• Digital technologies;
• Diagnostics.

The applicant must be a national of an African country or have indefinite leave to remain in an Africancountry, domiciled in an African country in which they must be a legal resident and developing the proposed health innovation in their host country.

Applications should be submitted through the AfOx on-line submission portal at the latest by 23:59 BST, Wednesday 31 March 2021.

Outcomes of the application will be communicated in May 2021.

For more information, please visit

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Feb 25
Feb 25

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you, in order 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 by calls such this one);
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal / project. Start now!!!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
7. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse and its website

Jill Langhus
Feb 26
Feb 26

Thanks, Ana.