We are excited to announce the opening of our Call for Proposals, aimed at establishing joint Africa-Europe research initiatives and youth-led dialogue to strengthen the Africa-Europe Partnership. The call is underpinned by the AEF State of Africa-Europe Report, published in February 2024, which provides a unique benchmark to deep dive into topics which hold significant promise for collaboration.  Africa-Europe Research Partnership: This Call aims to establish a cross-continental research consortium, consisting of research organisations from Africa and Europe, including think tanks, universities, civil society, and social enterprises with proven track records in research and policy. Awards Scheme for Youth-led Dialogue and Action: This Call aims to provide a platform for youth organisations and actors to lead local debates and initiatives on the core themes of the AEF 2024 Report. Please visit the above links to access detailed guidelines and submission instructions. The application deadline for both Calls is 23 May 2024.

NRF One Call for Proposals

The National Research Foundation (NRF) is now accepting applications for various research funding opportunities through their One Call for Proposals programme for the 2024/2025 cycle. This includes categories like scholarships, research grants, infrastructure grants, and travel funding. Applications are submitted electronically through the NRF Connect system, with specific deadlines outlined in the General Application Guide. Be sure to check with your institution's research office for their internal deadlines, which may be earlier than the NRF's. Some specific calls, like NRF Postdoctoral Grants and FBIP Concept Notes, are opening imminently. For more information and application guidance, consult the NRF website​ or contact your institution's research office.​