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Projects and Initiatives

In order to better take stock of current work being done in the realm of doctoral education, ‘Projects and Initiatives’ presents information about projects being carried out by organizations related to postgraduate training and management. Projects listed here share a common focus, all or in part, on African higher education.


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AAS Logo African Academy of Sciences (AAS)


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The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) is a pan-African organisation headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, that recognises individuals who have reached the highest level of excellence in their field of expertise and have made contributions to the advancement of the field in the continent. These individuals are recognised on merit and designated as Fellows of the Academy. There are more than 450 AAS Fellows and Associate Fellows who are proven science, technology and innovation leaders, policy advisors and thinkers most of whom live and work throughout the continent. The Academy also gives prizes, funds research that is relevant to Africa’s challenges, and works with policymakers to develop science strategies in line with its three focal areas: recognising excellence; implementing science, technology and innovation programmes and providing think-tank functions. The AAS’ six priority science, technology and innovation areas are climate change; health and Wellbeing; STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics); water and sanitation; food security and nutritional wellbeing and sustainable energy.

 

Tasks: Network, Research, South-South Relations, 

Target: PhD Students, PostDocs, Deans, Management, 

Country: All African Countries


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AESA - Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa 

The Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA) is a funding platform established by the African Academy of Sciences and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Agency to develop science strategies and fund research in Africa. AESA seeks to develop research leadership and promote scientific excellence and innovation to overcome some of Africa’s developmental challenges that include the shortage of researchers to deal with its disease burden. AESA supports initiatives in all areas of science, particularly health research, relevant to Africa by running proposal writing workshops, helping to set and align the science agenda for the African continent and managing entire grant cycles for initiatives being implemented with international partners.

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DELTAS Africa II - Developing Excellence in Leadership, Training and Science  

The DELTAS Africa II programme is a continuation from the DELTAS Africa programme ran from 2015 until 2020. The DELTAS Africa II is currently open calling for applications. DELTAS Africa is a scheme initiated by the Wellcome Trust in partnership with AESA and other partners, supports the African-led development of world class researchers and research leaders in Africa.

This is the second long term programme which, over an period of five years (2020-2025), will support collaborative teams to conduct health research, offer training fellowships and mentorship, and invest in research infrastructure 

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GGC - Global Grant Community  

The mission of the GGC is to allow more money to flow to the people who need it most by using the disruptive power of technology to digitise, standardise and re-risk the due diligence process for both funders and grant receivers. 

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CARI - Coalition for African Research and Innovation

CARI is a sustainability platform set up by the AAS. Its mission is to leverage resource mobilisation  for investment, undertake strategic advocacy to harnass leadership and foster systematic collaboration to coordinate Science, Technology & Innovation (STI) in Africa.

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AAS Open - AAS Open Publishing 

The Open Access platform for AAS funded/ affiliated researchers to publish immediately, without barriers and with benefits of transparant peer review.


AAS Logo African Academy of Sciences (AAS)


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The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) is a pan-African organisation headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, that recognises individuals who have reached the highest level of excellence in their field of expertise and have made contributions to the advancement of the field in the continent. These individuals are recognised on merit and designated as Fellows of the Academy. There are more than 450 AAS Fellows and Associate Fellows who are proven science, technology and innovation leaders, policy advisors and thinkers most of whom live and work throughout the continent. The Academy also gives prizes, funds research that is relevant to Africa’s challenges, and works with policymakers to develop science strategies in line with its three focal areas: recognising excellence; implementing science, technology and innovation programmes and providing think-tank functions. The AAS’ six priority science, technology and innovation areas are climate change; health and Wellbeing; STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics); water and sanitation; food security and nutritional wellbeing and sustainable energy.

 

Tasks: Network, Research, South-South Relations, 

Target: PhD Students, PostDocs, Deans, Management, 

Country: All African Countries


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AESA - Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa 

The Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA) is a funding platform established by the African Academy of Sciences and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Agency to develop science strategies and fund research in Africa. AESA seeks to develop research leadership and promote scientific excellence and innovation to overcome some of Africa’s developmental challenges that include the shortage of researchers to deal with its disease burden. AESA supports initiatives in all areas of science, particularly health research, relevant to Africa by running proposal writing workshops, helping to set and align the science agenda for the African continent and managing entire grant cycles for initiatives being implemented with international partners.

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DELTAS Africa II - Developing Excellence in Leadership, Training and Science  

The DELTAS Africa II programme is a continuation from the DELTAS Africa programme ran from 2015 until 2020. The DELTAS Africa II is currently open calling for applications. DELTAS Africa is a scheme initiated by the Wellcome Trust in partnership with AESA and other partners, supports the African-led development of world class researchers and research leaders in Africa.

This is the second long term programme which, over an period of five years (2020-2025), will support collaborative teams to conduct health research, offer training fellowships and mentorship, and invest in research infrastructure 

Call for Application

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GGC - Global Grant Community  

The mission of the GGC is to allow more money to flow to the people who need it most by using the disruptive power of technology to digitise, standardise and re-risk the due diligence process for both funders and grant receivers. 

Homepage |

 

CARI - Coalition for African Research and Innovation

CARI is a sustainability platform set up by the AAS. Its mission is to leverage resource mobilisation  for investment, undertake strategic advocacy to harnass leadership and foster systematic collaboration to coordinate Science, Technology & Innovation (STI) in Africa.

Homepage |

 

AAS Open - AAS Open Publishing 

The Open Access platform for AAS funded/ affiliated researchers to publish immediately, without barriers and with benefits of transparant peer review.


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