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Open Call for Proposals for Competitive Research Grant!


1.0 Summary
Theme: Manufacturing Sector in East African Community (EAC)
Focus: Regional Processing  
Grant Category: Research Grant
Eligible applicants: Scientists, researchers and innovators from Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.
Partners per project: Four (4) researchers from the four participating countries (one researcher per
Grant period: Up to 18 months (2018-2019)
Grant amount per project: Maximum of USD 120,000.00
Deadline for Submission of Proposals: July 22nd 2018
Publication of award for successful proposals: Mid-August 2018
2.0 Background  
The East African Science and Technology Commission (EASTECO), Uganda National Council for Science
and  Technology  (UNCST),  National  Research  Fund,  Kenya  (NRF),  the  National  Council  of  Science  and
Technology, Rwanda (NCST), Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH), the African
Centre  for  Technology  Studies  (ACTS)  and  the  Science,  Technology  and  Innovation  Policy  Research
Organization (STIPRO)   are collaborating  under the  Science Granting Councils Initiative (SGCI) in sub-Saharan Africa to fund research in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. The initiative is jointly funded
by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID), Canada’s International
Development Research Centre (IDRC), and South Africa’s National Research Foundation (NRF).  
3.0 Call for Proposals
 The SGCI is pleased to announce the call for proposals for the First Cooperation Grant Initiative 2018. The
theme  for  this  call  is  manufacturing,  and  the  focus  is  on  Regional  Processing.  The  goal  this  call  is  to
stimulate growth in manufacturing sector, focusing on regional processing, through collaborative research
that leads to development of products for enhanced economic development of the region. The objectives of
the initiative are:   
i.  To support knowledge exchange between research institutions and private sector;
ii.  To strengthen partnerships between Science Granting Councils and other science system actors.
The grant supports a regional, multi-sectoral and multi-disciplinary research projects. Joint regional, multi-sectoral  and  multi-disciplinary  teams  of  researchers  from  Kenya,  Rwanda,  Tanzania  and  Uganda  are
eligible to apply. Members of project consortium shall comprise representatives of the academia, research
institutions  and  industry.    It  is  the  responsibility  of  researchers  to  find  partners  from  each  of  the
collaborating countries without which a proposal will not be considered.
Proposals shall be submitted through the following E-mail: cgi@easteco.org
For further information, please visit the website:  https://easteco.org/cooperative-grants-initiative/

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