Call for proposals to support Africa’s Science Granting Councils in strategic communications and knowledge translation

International Development Research Centre

Relevent Country: Malawi

The Science Granting Councils Initiative (SGCI) invites project proposals from organizations with experience in strategic communications and knowledge translation to support Africa’s science granting councils.

Scope

  • The aim of this project is to support science granting councils in their use of strategic communications, in strengthening the uptake of knowledge outputs, and in their networking. It will commission state-of-the-art papers to be presented at masterclass sessions of the SGCI Annual Forum. It will also support the implementation of SGCI’s own strategy for communications and outreach.
  • A suitable organization (or a consortium of organizations) will be selected to implement this project following a competitive process. Technical support to the councils could be achieved through approaches such as customized in-country coaching and group training courses or workshops offered by project staff or using communication specialists.

Themes

  • Theme 1: Strengthen the ability of science granting councils in research management
  • Theme 2: Strengthen the capacity of science granting councils to use data and evidence in policy and decision-making
  • Theme 3: Support the ability of science granting councils to fund research and innovation
  • Theme 4: Support strategic communications, uptake of knowledge outputs and networking
  • Theme 5: Strengthen the capacities of science granting councils in gender equality and inclusivity

Funding Information

  • Through new SGCI partnerships with the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation and IDRC, funding of up to CAD$880,000 is available for this work over a period of approximately 34 months. IDRC will enter into an agreement with the successful organization.

Eligible Countries

  • Botswana, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe

Eligibility Criteria

  • The Science Granting Councils Initiative in sub-Saharan Africa (SGCI) invites project proposals from organizations (including think tanks, institutes, universities and agencies) with proven experience and track records in strategic communications and knowledge translation.

Source: https://www.idrc.ca/en/funding/call-proposals-support-africas-science-granting-councils-strategic-communications-and