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Call for applications for community engagement in research

Friday, June 21, 2024

The grant is a two-year initiative designed to build community engagement capacity

The Science for Africa Foundation (SFA Foundation) is today announcing the second round of their grant call for applications for community engagement in research.  The grant, worth USD $600,000 has been enabled by support from Wellcome.

The grant is a two-year initiative designed to build community engagement capacity among early and mid-career scientists and faculty, affiliated with the SFA Foundation 14 research consortia across Africa. Funding also aims to pilot innovative engagement projects that promote people-centred research. 

The SFA Foundation is committed to ensuring that the public is engaged with the research we fund and support. And that communities play an active role in the research life cycle, especially those most affected by the challenges we seek to address in health, climate, and agriculture.  

The call is closed to 14 Africa research consortia, targeting PhD and postdoctoral scholars/fellows and Faculty (i.e., supervisors of the scholars/fellows).  Applicants must be citizens of African countries or should be based in Africa.  Applicants who are faculty should hold a permanent or fixed-term contract in an eligible institution, which must span the duration of the award.

 What the grant will not do

The grant will NOT support engagement projects that seek to:

  • Undertake activities of an ethical nature essential to carrying out scientific/health research (e.g., formation of community advisory boards) or
  • Projects that run/promote health campaigns or
  • Projects that provide health information.

The call for applications will be open from June 21 to July 22, 2024

How to Apply

All applicants must complete the application and submit their proposal through SFA Foundation’s Grant Management System - Agaseke  

Application Support Documents


A webinar for interested applicants will take place on Friday, 28 June from 12.00PM — 1.30PM, East African Time (EAT). Register for the Webinar Here