Research Funding Opportunities

The following are funding opportunities identified by our Research Office that are available for consideration/application. You are advised to read through and understand the eligibilty, terms and conditions for each of the cal before proceeding. Africa University, will however not be responsible or liable for any information, costs or otherwise arising out of this funding opportunity announcement.


  1. Africa Climate Change Fund (ACCF): Supporting Climate Resilient, Low Carbon Development in African Countries  Deadline: 13 August 2017
    The Africa Climate Change Fund (ACCF), housed in the Climate Change and Green Growth Department of the African Development Bank (AfDB), has announced its second call for proposals that will support African countries to transition to climate resilient, low carbon development, and scale-up access to climate finance. he funding envelope available for this call is USD5 million in the form of grants, and the Fund is seeking concept notes for projects and programmes in the range of USD 250,000 – USD 1 million. Zimbabwe is an eligible country.

  2. Norad Call for Applications: Supporting Research Institutions and Organizations in Sub-Saharan Africa  Deadline: 1 September 2017

    The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) is inviting research institutions and research organizations based in the Sub-Saharan Africa to submit applications for funding to increase research-based knowledge of high quality on poverty alleviation and sustainable development informing development policies, development programs, private sector investments, the general public and further research.

  3. Feed the Future Innovation lab for Peanut Research (PRIL)Deadline: 6 September 2017

  4. Toyota Foundation call for proposals for joint or individual research grants beginning in May 2018. Open to all areas of research and persons of all nationalities. Deadline: 8 September 2017

  5. Call for Geodata for Agriculture and Water (G4AW) Facility 2017-2018Deadline: 14 September 2017

  6. OCLC/ALISE Library & Information Science Research Grant Program (LISRGP) 2018 Call for ProposalsDeadline: 15 September 2017

  7. NEPAD-SANBio mobility grants to support regional and international travel and accommodation for individuals in the Biosciences fieldDeadline: Open till December 2018