Grants for Africa Innovation Grand Challenge Phase 1 (USD$100,000)

Call for Proposal: Grand Challenges Africa Innovation Phase 1 Seed Grants, Research grants, African research grants, International research grants, Research grants for Universities, Grants for Research Institutions, Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA), African Academy of Sciences (AAS), Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)

The African Academy of Sciences, African Union Development Agency in partnership with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency welcome proposals to address a new Grand Challenge: Promoting and facilitating innovative solutions to achieve Food Security and Nutrition in Africa.

This call aims to stimulate new approaches, interventions, tools, and novel combinations of existing approaches to ensure that Africa progresses rapidly to improve sustainable and equitable access to nutrient-dense foods that promote good health.

It is focused on the Sustainable Development Goal 2 (SDG2) targets with the overall objective of enabling and fostering African innovators and researchers to work in local and global collaborative partnerships on the ambitious but achievable goals of accelerating knowledge generation, developing and deploying interventions and innovations that will advance the progress towards ending hunger, achieving food security and addressing malnutrition in all forms.

The call aims to build capacities for Africa to respond to, mitigate, and where possible, reverse effects of various challenges to achieving food security and nutrition such as climate change and variability, malnutrition, conflict, economic downturns and price volatility in markets, a decline in yields, poor land, and water management, including within the context of more recent complex and unprecedented issues of COVID-19 pandemic and locust outbreaks in some parts of Eastern Africa.

Duration: 2 years

The Food Security and Nutrition (FSN) awards will fund projects up to USD $100,000


Applicants can be at any level of experience and working in any discipline, from any organization, including colleges and universities, government laboratories, research institutions, for-profit and non-profit organizations.

Application Process

For detailed information on how to apply for that African Grand Challenge, click here

Deadline: December 4, 2020

For more information visit the official site.