Pro-Africa receives proposals until January 22, 2015


Registrations are now open for the Call 046/2014 of the Program of Cooperation in Science, Technology and Innovation with the countries of Africa (Pro-Africa), that is an initiative of the National Council of Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), in Brazil.

The call will be invested R$ 2 million from the Sectorial Funds. The deadline for submission of tenders is January 22, 2015. Those interested can register by using the online proposals form, available in the Carlos Chagas Platform.

The proposals forwarded should prioritize areas such as food safety, public health, agricultural and livestock development, social inclusion, climate change and extreme weather conditions.

The tenderer, responsible for the presentation of the proposal, must be Brazilian or foreign with permanent visa and a resident in the country, in addition to having the title of doctor and curriculum enrolled in the Lattes Platform.

The objective of the Program of Thematic Cooperation in Science and Technology (ProAfrica) is to select and support activities of international cooperation in Science, Technology and Innovation (CT&I) between Brazilian researchers and Africans, which contribute, in a sustainable manner, to the scientific and technological development of the countries involved, through the generation and ownership of knowledge and the rise of the technological capacity of countries, aiming to improve the quality of life of citizens.

ProAfrica was created through the MCTI Ordinance number 363, of July 22, 2004, and its objective is to contribute to the rise of the capacity of African countries in science and technology, through the funding of mobility of scientists and researchers working in projects in selected areas for their strategic relevance and priority interest in scientific and technological cooperation.

From 2005 to 2010 were released five notices, in a total of R$ 9,550,469.86 (nine million five hundred and fifty thousand, four hundred and sixty-nine reais and eighty-six cents), with the funding for 190 projects.

The dissemination of the results is planned for May 2015. Check out the full announcement here.

Source: Coordination of Social Communication of CNPq
(translated by IBICT’s International Cooperation team)