The Leverhulme - Royal Society Africa Award

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Support for international research collaboration is a major priority for the Royal Society.

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.


  • Awards will offer a maximum of £50,000 per annum for a 3 year project to cover research expenses and costs for mobility.
  • Up to £10,000 per year of the award may be used to purchase or maintain equipment.
  • The total maximum amount of award is £150,000.

    Applicants are encouraged to apply in five priority areas:

  • Agriculture (including animal health)

  • Water and sanitation
  • Basic human health research (including medicinal chemistry)
  • Biodiversity (including medicinal plants and green chemistry)
  • Energy (including renewables)

    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.

    Deadline: November

    For more information and application, visit: The Leverhulme - Royal Society Africa Award Website
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