ARUA (African Research Universities Alliance) and U21 are launching a new funding opportunity, to mark the beginning of a wider network-to-network partnership.
The ARUA-U21 ECR Collaborative Awards will support Early Career Researcher-led projects between ARUA and U21 network member universities, using ARUA's Centres of Excellence as specialist research hubs.
This one-off funding round, offering up to $15,000 per project, will support ECR projects that can also involve doctoral students, and industry partners/NGOs.
The following research areas, aligned with ARUA's Centres of Excellence and the known research strengths of the U21 network, will be the focus:
- Food Security
- Climate and Development
ARUA and U21 will be running a series of informal workshops in June to help potential collaborators connect with each other, details are below.
More information and funding criteria
How to apply
Please submit a copy of each participating researcher's CV along with a completed application form to email@example.com by 31 July 2023.
Helping ECRs Connect - Virtual Networking Workshops
Three Virtual Networking Workshops, one focusing on each of the research areas, will be held in early June. These informal sessions will help potential project leads and other researchers to connect and share their expertise, giving the opportunity for short presentations to encourage conversations and potential collaborations.
To register for a Workshop, please follow the links below.
ARUA - U21 ECR Networking Workshop | Food Security
6 June 2023, 2pm BST
ARUA - U21 ECR Networking Workshop | Water
8 June 2023, 2pm BST
ARUA - U21 ECR Networking Workshop | Climate & Development
7 June 2023, 2pm BST