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. 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

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

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

  4. Seeking Applications for STEM Scholarship Program
    Deadline: 15 October 2017

    Female students of African origin, living and studying in Africa. The WAAW Foundation is seeking applications for its STEM Scholarship with an aim to support need based African female STEM-focused college education. Apply for this exciting opportunity today. Find out more at this link


  5. USAID: Integrated Maternal Neonatal Child Health and Family Planning (MNCH/FP) Program
    Deadline: 6 October 2017

    The United States Agency for International Development’s Mission in Zimbabwe (USAID/Zimbabwe) is seeking applications from qualified U.S. and non-U.S. organizations for its Integrated Maternal Neonatal Child Health and Family Planning (MNCH/FP) Program. The overall purpose of this activity is improved maternal, youth, and child health and survival in targeted communities and populations. Learn more about this call for funding at this link


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

  7. DFID’s UK Aid Connect Program: Creating Innovative Solutions to Change Poor People’s Lives
    Deadline: 15 September 2017

    The Department for International Development (DFID) is seeking proposals for its “UK Aid Connect” program to support consortia to create innovative solutions to complex development challenges that deliver real change to poor people’s lives. There is a growing recognition that the problems facing the poorest most excluded people and the global challenges underlying those problems, are complex and interconnected. No single development actor has all the answers. Coalitions and collaboration bring new and creative ideas, innovation, better results and opportunities through pooled ideas, skills and resources. Zimbabwe is eligible. More at this link

  8. The Fund to End Violence Against Children: 2017 Call for Proposals for “Online Child Sexual Exploitation” Programme
    Deadline: 30 September 2017

    The Fund to End Violence Against Children is seeking proposals for its program entitled “Online Child Sexual Exploitation” to provide financial support to programs which aim to further the Partnership’s second strategic goal of accelerating action to prevent and respond to the violence children face. Supported by grants from the Government of the United Kingdom and Human Dignity Foundation, and in partnership with the WePROTECT Global Alliance, the Fund to End Violence against Children is looking to fund organisations at the country, regional and global levels whose work seeks to achieve the intended impact of preventing violence against children online, with a particular focus on Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE). More at this link

  9.  World Cancer Research Fund International: Seeking Applications for Research Grant Programme
    Deadline: 6 October 2017

    The World Cancer Research Fund International is seeking proposals from anywhere in the world except the Americas (North America, Central America including the Caribbean, and South America) for its Research Grant Programme. The aim of this grant programme is to fund research that helps elucidate the role of diet, nutrition (including body composition) and physical activity on cancer. Use this link for more information