Opportunities for developing country researcher involvement

If you would like to get involved in an IOF proposal and are looking for funding options as a participant from a developing country please note that some of the countries involved will have possibilities for this (see information below). If you are from a non-Belmont Forum or FACCE-JPI country and have or can obtain your own funding, you are encouraged to participate and the proposal forms are set up to incorporate such collaboration.

Opportunities/Information relevant to developing country participation and funding options:

France/ANR Support for Participation from Developing Countries:

In this programme, some research expenses (as capacity and community building, co-supervision of doctoral or post-doctoral researchers…) for partners from Least Developed Countries (https://www.un.org/development/desa/dpad/wp-content/uploads/sites/45/publication/ldc_list.pdf; also see below) may be presented in the form of service delivery to a French partner of the project.
It should be explicit in the proposal:

  • Foreign partner should outline precisely what part is supported by national support and what is asked for ANR support;
  • The administrative information of the foreign partner should be completed;
  • The financial support request of the foreign partner should be associated to a sub-contract with a French partner (in practice, the subcontract sum should be declared within the financial request of the associated French partner, and not within the foreign partner - just put “0” in the on-line system);
  • The request for total foreign support could not exceed 50% of the total project support.

See the National Annex for France/ANR for more information (in French). If information in English is required, please contact Johann Muller at johann.muller@agencerecherche.fr

South Africa

Information coming soon.


Funding opportunities for researchers from developing countries can be found through the NSF/USAID Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) program. The next solicitation is expected to be announced in October/November and follow a similar time-schedule. CLICK HERE for more information on PEER grants.

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