Motsepe Presidential Research Accelerator Fund for Africa
Deadline: November 12, 2021 (Deadline Extended)
Award Amount: Up to $100,000 in direct costs for one or two years. A total of $350,000 is available in funding for the current cycle, and it is anticipated that 4-7 grants will be awarded.
The primary purpose of the Motsepe Presidential Research Accelerator Fund for Africa is to support faculty-led and student-driven research projects that focus on advancing key challenges and opportunities facing Africa, including, but not limited to, the following areas:
- emerging technologies and the Fourth Industrial Revolution
- climate change and its effect on health, agriculture, water, and/or sanitation
- renewable energy and its benefit to infrastructure and/or society
- materials science
- governance and policies needed for an entrepreneurial economy
Activities the Fund may support include but are not limited to research; associated travel costs; and the publication and dissemination of findings. Special consideration will also be given to projects that propose multidisciplinary collaboration between Harvard faculty across more than one school and Africa-based academics.