Call for Concept Notes: Southern Africa Network for Biosciences, BioFISA II Programme Flagship Projects


Call ID: V6LFISA/2016/FSG001
Deadline for Submission: 16 May 2016

This is a two-phased open call for funding of flagship projects. In this first phase, only a concept note is submitted for evaluation (Part 1). Thereafter, the shortlisted applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal (Part 2) and separate guidelines for the second phase will be published.

The BioFISA II Programme is the second phase of a Finnish-Southern African Partnership (BioFISA) Programme meant to strengthen the NEPAD SANBio Network. BioFISA II started in April 2015 and will be implemented until February 2019. Funding under BioFISA II is aimed to support and strengthen biosciences research and development as well as human capacity development in the 12 Southern African Development Community (SADC) Member States through the existing NEPAD SANBio Network.
SANBio/BioFISA II Programme invites public research institutions, universities, private sector and NGOs (in the 12 SADC countries listed) to submit their Concept Note for grants to support flagship projects. Flagship projects have the following general guidelines:

  • The flagship projects implemented should emphasis the later stages of the biosciences value-chain and have the ability to scale up. Flagship projects supported should prove that they have proof of concepts or a prototype and have been demonstrated in the relevant environment;
  • The projects must ensure the involvement of at least three countries in any of the countries that SANBio operates in;
  • The funding principle for flagship projects will be that 60% of the funding will come from BioFISA II and 20% cash and 20% costed in-kind contribution from the project implementation partner.

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