As part of its international engagement, the Society has been involved in capacity-building in sub-Saharan Africa since 1996.
The scheme, funded by the Leverhulme Trust, aims to help develop and maintain excellence in science in both countries:
The Leverhulme - Royal Society Africa Awards provide funding for UK-Ghana or UK-Tanzania research collaborations, aimed at strengthening the research and training capacity of the African institution.
Applicants are encouraged to apply in five priority areas:
The applications will be assessed on the basis of their scientific merit, the potential for long-term research collaboration and the level of training opportunities.