Funding for Covid-19 Research and Development Goals for Africa
Funding Call Details
Type of call: Rolling call
The AAS is set to stop receiving applications for this call on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 1700 hrs EAT. However, due to the urgency of this work, all applications will be taken through triage and scientific review as soon as they are received. The AAS has the discretion to stop receiving applications for this call before the application close date if adequate proposals would have been received and recommended for funding before the closing date.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges for Africa, with every country potentially at risk for unmitigated spread of SARS-CoV2. Like most health systems in the world, there is a risk for current levels of care to be overwhelmed by sheer volume of patients requiring intensive care and ventilatory support. In addition, health care workers are at risk of acquiring SARS-CoV2 and given limited infection control practices in many settings, there is also risk of nosocomial transmission of SARS-CoV2 among patients.
The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) is keen to play a central role in building African Research and Development (R&D) capacity to fight COVID-19 by managing day-to-day running of the proposed fund for COVID-19 R&D priorities in Africa. A recent survey of African scientists conducted by the AAS developed initially from an AAS ‘’All Hands’’ webinar on COVID-19 held on 26th March 2020 and conducted from the 4th to 8th of April 2020 established a priority list of Research and Development
- Is a legal entity;
- Is based in Africa.
- Projects that do not primarily respond to the research and development goals of the COVID-19 public health outbreak response;
- Projects focussing on implementation or delivery services for the COVID-19 outbreak control;
- Projects solely focused on network building, capacity
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