Centre for International Health

Call for applications: Support to research institutions and organizations in Sub-Saharan Africa (Grant scheme 165.70)

The main purpose of this call is to finance high quality research for development, based on local needs within thematic priority areas.

Norad invites research institutions and research organizations based in the Sub-Saharan Africa to submit applications for funding. 

Norad provides mainly programme support, but can in some cases consider core support. 

Approximately 35 million NOK per year is made available under this call. Norad plans to support a total of 4-6 institutions/organizations for a period of 3-5 years. 

The desired impact of the support scheme is to increase research-based knowledge of high quality on poverty alleviation and sustainable development informing development policies, development programs, private sector investments, the general public and further research.

The main desired outcomes would be:

  • Increased production of high quality research in Sub-Saharan Africa with intended impact on poverty reduction and sustainable development.
  • Increased and effective dissemination of research-based knowledge to policy makers, relevant stakeholders and the public.
  • Strengthened capacity of research institutions and research organizations in Sub Saharan Africa. 

Applications must be based on needs and priorities identified by the applicants, and aim at having policy impact at national and/or regional level.


More information, including information on submission can be read on NORAD's web-pages