The Africa-India Mobility Fund (AIMF) is now accepting applications from African and Indian scientists who wish to conduct visits of up to three months.
The AIMF is a partnership between The African Academy of Sciences (The AAS) and the Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance that has been running since April 2018 to promote collaboration between African and Indian scientists. Travel grants, which seek to establish links between African and Indian researchers that cultivate a culture of collaboration, will serve as a vehicle to improve research capacity and build leadership in biomedical and clinical research for Africa and India.
The AIMF comes on the heels of the Third India-Africa Forum Summit held in 2015, where Heads of State adopted the Delhi Declaration renewing their commitment to work with each other, and outlining the priority areas and ways in which Africa and India can work together to improve the lives of the people in their respective regions. The AIMF is also one of many efforts to exploit the synergistic relationship between Africa and India, as outlined in the India-Africa Health Sciences Summit held in 2016.
Africa and India share many challenges, particularly in the areas of health, and population. The AIMF hopes that bringing together researchers from both regions would lead to the creating of sustainable solutions to common problems.
This proposed funding will support collaboration in research for solutions to challenges such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, dengue, malaria, vector-borne diseases, parasitic infections, emerging infections, cancer, diabetes, hypertension, health systems research, antimicrobial resistance, drug development, and general biomedical sciences, among others.
The call for applications are now being issued as a single call, with applications closing on Friday October 4, 2019 at 5:00 PM EAT.
For more information, visit the Africa India Mobility Fund Programme Page
To apply, visit The AAS Grants Management System Ishango