START’s Grants for Global Environmental Change (GEC) Research in Africa build individual and institutional capacity for interdisciplinary research, contribute to enhancing knowledge of global change science, impacts and consequences in Africa, create long-term, international collaborative research partnerships among African scientists and scientists in developed countries, and provide outreach to scientists, policy makers and the general public.
The theme for the 2013 grants is global environmental change, agriculture and food security, with an emphasis on creating an understanding of how those subjects are linked to ecosystem services and sustainable livelihoods. The 11 selected projects address both natural sciences and social sciences. The grants program encourages multi-institutional and multi-national collaborative partnerships with each project team comprised of at least three scientists who have complementary skills and expertise. The Principal Investigator (PI) must be based at an African institution of higher learning, or at an African non-governmental organization. Co-investigators may be based at other African institutions and/or at institutions on other continents.
Funding for the 2013 grants is provided by: the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), the US Global Change Research Program (USGCRP), administered by the US National Science Foundation (NSF).
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Preparing for Future Calls for Proposals
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Last Updated on November 4th, 2013