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The SFA Foundation funding enables the public to inform research

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

We are committed to ensuring that the public are engaged with the research we fund and support, and that communities play an active role in the research life cycle

The Science for Africa Foundation (SFA Foundation) is today announcing a USD $600,000 grant for community and public engagement enabled by support from Wellcome. The grant is a two-year initiative (July 2024 – July 2026) designed for SFA Foundation’s DELTAS Africa II researchers to build their community and public engagement capacity, pilot innovative engagement projects to promote the societal impact of DELTAS Africa research and move towards people-centred research approaches.  DELTAS Africa is the Developing Excellence in Leadership, Training, and Science in Africa (DELTAS Africa).  It is a long-term, multimillion dol­lar programme launched in 2015 to sup­port collaborative consortia, led by Afri­ca-based scientists to amplify Africa-led development of world-class research and scientific leaders on the continent while strengthening African institutions. DELTAS Africa generates data and evidence driv­en by world-class science leaders working in conducive and enabling environments to inform policy and Africa’s development agenda.

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 our DELTAS Africa II grantees – PhD and postdoctoral fellows and Faculty (i.e., supervisors of DELTAS Africa II fellows).  Applicants must be citizens of African countries or should be based in Africa.  Applicants who are faculty ((i.e., supervisors of DELTAS Africa II fellows) 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 engagement activities that are ethical essential to carrying out scientific/health research or 
  • Projects that run/promote health campaigns or 
  • Projects that provide health information. 

The call for applications will be open from February 1 to February 29, 2024.  

A webinar for potential applicants will be conducted on February 15, 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