Water and Sanitation in Africa is one of the three thematic priorities in the African Union Commission’s open call for research grants.
The application deadline is 30 April 2011.
A total of €1.75 million is available for a maximum of three projects in the water and sanitation theme. Individual grants of between € 500,000 and € 750,000 will be awarded under the condition that the grant covers 50-80% of total project costs. The project duration must be between 12-36 months.
Grants are restricted to consortia of at least three African research institutes from at least three different African countries.
The grant’s priorities are articulated in Africa’s Science and Technology Consolidated Plan of Action (CPA) and its Lighthouse Projects.
For the water and sanitation theme includes:
1. Water for livelihood
This includes research issues related to safe drinking water, sustainable sanitation, pollution abatement, and water treatment. These projects may address issues on new water sources, pollution of drinking water, reduction of impact on freshwater resources, identification and description of polluting activities and pollution sources, ways to reduce polluting effluents, waste-water and effluent collection, and characterization, development of water treatment techniques, development of strategies wastewater and sludge reuse.
2. Water for agriculture
3. Social and economic dimensions of water resources management
This may include research on sustainable solutions to conflicts over access to water resources, as well as research on the production and transfer of knowledge for sustainable water management.
The programme is financed through the Financing Agreement between the European Commission and the ACP Group of States under the ACP Research for Sustainable Development Program of the 10th EDF Intra-ACP Envelop.
For full details of the grant including the application form go to: www.africahrst.org/stict/rgp/call2011.aspx
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