African Union Research Grants 2016 & 2017 and more...



A feature article in the January issue of the international research update, the European Commission's magazine for international research cooperation, highlights the latest developments in EU-Africa science, technology and innovation cooperation.

One of the issues addressed are the new 'African Union Research Grants 2016 & 2017':  According to the latest issue of the international research update the African Union Commission is preparing to launch the first calls of the African Union Research Grants (AURG) programme which is supported through the Pan African Programme funded under the EU’s Development Cooperation Instrument (DCI). The first two calls, with a budget of 8 billion EUR each, are expected to be launched in early 2016 and 2017 and gather together partners from Africa and Europe, interested in the field of Food and Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture (FNSSA). These calls will also underpin the process towards an EU-Africa Research and Innovation Partnership on FNSSA, with emphasis on local multi-stakeholder action.

Download the article on EU-Africa STI cooperation

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Source: 'international research update', issue 63, January 2016