April 30, 2020.
Global Issues: Mobility – Global Medicine and Health Research
The funding initiative “Global Issues” was established in 2017 with the aim of promoting research focussing on the changes impacting society at the beginning of the 21st century (as framed by the SDGs).
This call for funding is part of a broader international funding framework entitled “Global Issues – Integrating Different Perspectives”, which aims to enable international research collaboration and to generate new insights on understudied issues of global relevance. The different thematic areas that are addressed through this overarching funding scheme are oriented towards those challenges that have been acknowledged by the United Nations’ sustainable development agenda as requiring specific action. “Global Issues” aims to stimulate and strengthen collaboration between researchers based in different parts of the world who usually do not join forces.
Opportunity Focus Areas:
- Social sciences.
- Health research.
EGYPT, SYRIA, IRAQ, PALESTINE, JORDAN, LEBANON, TUNISIA, ALGERIA, MOROCCO, SUDAN, LIBYA, YEMEN, SOMALIA, DJIBOUTI, MAURITANIA, TURKEY, IRAN, COMOROS, & OTHER COUNTRIES ARE NOT FROM THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA.
A qualified application should meet the following requirements:
- The scientific background of the participating project team members is not restricted and should be based on the needs of the projects. Cross-disciplinary collaboration, e.g. between life sciences and social sciences is encouraged.
- The consortium must consist of one main applicant and 2 to 4 co-applicants.
- The number of co-applicants in LMICs must match (or exceed) those in HICs, meaning that a minimum of two co-applicants must be from research institutions located in the LMICs.
For more information about the program from Here.
There are two funding stages in the application process. Selected 1st stage applicants will be invited to proceed to the 2nd application stage.
- Up to a total of €750 000 is available for preparatory grants.
- Up to 15 unrestricted preparatory grants of €50 000 for a 10 months period will be awarded to the.
- Shortlisted applicants, who will be invited to form consortia, design the final project, and submit a full 2nd stage project proposal by June 1, 2021. Each of the funding foundations will independently award 3-4 preparatory grants.
- Preparatory grants can be used for salary, proof-of-concept type experiments, travel, meetings and workshops aimed at preparation of the full proposal (2nd stage application).
- A total grant capital of €9 million is available for project grants of up to €1,5 million per project for 4-6 projects of 3-5 years duration.
- Each grant will be funded by one foundation based on the country the main applicant is located in.
- Each foundation will independently award 1-2 grant(s).
Please note that the following expenses CANNOT be covered by this grant:
- Expenses not directly related to the project.
- Commercial activities.
First Step: The application must be completed and submitted using the Novo Nordisk Foundation’s online application and grant management system, NORMA, which can be accessed from the link below.
Note: Further information about application processes from Here.
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This Scholarship Published by:
“Ghada Raafat / Egypt“
Reviewed by”Akram Salah/ Egypt ”
MARJ3 Scholarships Team