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GCRF AgriFood Africa Innovation Awards Competition

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Funding details
Registration opens
09 Dec 2019, 00:00
Registration closes
06 Jan 2020, 00:00
06 Jan 2020, 00:00
Up to £800k will be available to support a maximum of 20 awards. The call for Round 1 opens at our launch event on Monday December 9th, with up to ten awards of up to £40,000 available.
Knowledge Transfer Network


The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) is a £1.5 billion fund to support cutting-edge research which addresses the problems faced by developing countries. GCRF forms part of the UK’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) commitment and will be awarded in a manner that fits with ODA guidelines.  For further information see: UK Research and Innovation: Global Challenges Research Fund.

Innovate UK has recently secured GCRF funding to extend activities initiated through the Department for International Development (DFID) funded Agri-Tech Catalyst.

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) is pleased to announce a call for GCRF AgriFood Africa Innovation Awards as a means to encourage UK research partners, including Universities and Research Technology Organisations (RTOs), to address AgriFood challenges in Africa. Up to £800k will be available to support a maximum of 20 awards, which will be committed over a series of competition rounds. The call for Round 1 is now open, with up to ten awards available. The deadline for applications is midnight Monday January 6th 2020

Application Procedure
Step 1: Carefully read the application guidelines here.

Step 2: Download and complete the case for support document. This document will outline the key project details and case for funding. This will form the main part of your application, so we recommend you start this as soon as possible.

Step 3: Once your case for support document is ready, fill out the online application form, which can be accessed here. Make sure you have partners’ contact details to hand as all fields are required. We recommend that you do not leave this to the last minute!

Step 4: Attach your case for support document (the attachment must be a Word Document, NOT a PDF file) and press ‘submit’.
Please note:
Applications must be submitted by the UK academic partner.
Please only submit your application once.
Only application forms received by midnight Monday 6thJanuary 2020 will be considered.



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