Call for Concept Notes: BioFISA II Programme Flagship Projects

The Southern Africa Network for Biosciences (SANBio) is a NEPAD programme for collaborative research, development, and innovation addressing challenges in health and nutrition in Southern Africa. The BioFISA II Programme is the second phase of a Finnish-Southern African Partnership (BioFISA) Programme meant to strengthen the NEPAD SANBio Network.

The SANBio/BioFISA II Programme invites public research institutions, universities, private sector organizations, and NGOs in eligible SADC countries to apply for flagship projects.

Watch this comprehensive video on how to apply:

The video is taken from the SANBio YouTube channel.

Flagship projects have the following general guidelines:

  • The flagship projects implemented should emphasis the later stages of the biosciences value-chain and have the ability to scale up. Flagship projects supported should prove that they have proof of concepts or a prototype and have been demonstrated in the relevant environment;
  • The projects must ensure the involvement of at least three countries in any of the countries that SANBio operates in;
  • The funding principle for flagship projects will be that 60% of the funding will come from BioFISA II and 20% cash and 20% costed in-kind contribution from the project implementation partner.

The eligible countries are Angola, Botswana, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Lesotho, South Africa, Seychelles, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Funding is up to Rand 4.5 million for projects of up to two years.

Applications should be submitted to the email address:, clearly referenced: "V6LFISA/2016/FSG001".

Applications must be submitted by 16 May 2016 at 24:00 (GMT+2).

Source and full call informaton: SANBio