Software Deadline: June 30th 2020

Funding name for R&D targets for Covid-19 in Africa

The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced unprecedented challenges for Africa, with each nation probably in danger for unmitigated unfold of SARS-CoV2. Like most well being techniques on the planet, there’s a danger for present ranges of care to be overwhelmed by sheer quantity of sufferers requiring intensive care and ventilatory assist. As well as, well being care staff are susceptible to buying SARS-CoV2 and given restricted an infection management practices in lots of settings, there may be additionally danger of nosocomial transmission of SARS-CoV2 amongst sufferers.

The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) is eager to play a central function in constructing African Analysis and Growth (R&D) capability to combat COVID-19 by managing day-to-day operating of the proposed fund for COVID-19 R&D priorities in Africa.  A latest survey of African scientists carried out by the AAS developed initially from an AAS ‘’All Fingers’’ webinar on COVID-19 held on 26th March 2020 and carried out from the 4th to eighth of April 2020 established a precedence listing of Analysis and Growth questions for the COVID-19 outbreak in Africa. The outcomes of the survey will be discovered right here.

This name supported by Sida (Sweden), Wellcome Belief, and Invoice and Melinda Gates Basis is subsequently a name to motion for African scientists to take care of the analysis and improvement wants of the COVID-19 outbreak for the continent as recognized by African scientists. There may be want to supply strong scientific proof to the nation emergency response groups. The priorities listed are broadly relevant throughout the continent but require native context and experience with a view to deal with in a well timed and efficient method the problems arising even because the outbreak evolves. 



  • Is a authorized entity;
  • Is predicated in Africa.


  • Tasks that don’t primarily reply to the analysis and improvement targets of the COVID-19 public well being outbreak response;
  • Tasks focussing on implementation or supply companies for the COVID-19 outbreak management;
  • Tasks solely targeted on community constructing, capability constructing and infrastructure tasks with no working speculation;
  • Advanced and high-risk tasks that can’t be undertaken inside the 24 months out there;
  • Tasks with minimal contribution in the direction of the R&D priorities of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Award Particulars

Award interval

Funding could also be requested for an implementation interval of as much as two years (24 months). 

Award quantity

The utmost quantity allowable for a single grant is US$200,000 to be held for 2 (2) years. 

Prices classes are:

  1. Supplies and consumables
  2. Capital Prices/Tools
  3. Analysis Coaching Prices
  4. Different Analysis Prices
  5. Workplace Administrative Prices
  6. Salaries

Price challenges shall be made on the triage stage.

For Extra Data:

Go to the Official Webpage of the AAS Funding for Covid-19 Analysis & Growth Targets for Africa

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