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Projects should focus on virology, epidemiology, health governance, transmission, information, mental health and vulnerable groups.
Agency or Funder
National Research Foundation South Africa
Eligibility (if available)
Researchers and science engagement practitioners from the following countries: Botswana, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and, in the context of the African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA), Nigeria and South Africa.
Strengthening local and national healthcare infrastructure including funding of additional medical personnel, sourcing of medicines and medical equipment, Establishing digital platforms for COVID-19 related data collection, remote delivery of heal
Proposals must be appropriate to the emergency situation and, therefore, allow immediate implementation and start-up in the National Health System, with concrete, early results applicable to the current situation.
24 research projects from various scientific disciplines were selected from all submissions, which will be funded with up to € 50,000 to focus in particular on diagnostic tests, therapies and vaccinations.