The African Academy of Sciences and the NEPAD Agency’s Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA) are calling for proposals for the Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa), a major genomic research programme.
The call is being launched with the support of the Wellcome Trust and the GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Africa NCD Open Lab Initiative.
Funding will be given to studies led by African institutions that seek to fill the current knowledge gap on Africa’s genetic diversity and its influence on
- Disease susceptibility
- Disease acquisition and progression
- Responses to treatment.
Up to to £2.5 million is available to each successful project focusing on communicable or non-communicable diseases.
The deadline for applications is 24 March 2017.