African Union Commission launches phase 2 of the African Union Research Grant Programme May 24, 2016 The African Union Commission launched phase 2 of the African Union Research Grant Programme The African Union Commission (AUC) launched phase 2 of the African Union Research Grant programme with an open call for proposals for research and innovation in Africa, supported by the European Union. This call for proposal supports the Africa’s Science Technology and Innovation Strategy 2024, which addresses the aspirations identified in Agenda 2063 and Priority 3 on Human Development of the EU-Africa partnership. The call supports research on food and nutrition security, and sustainable agriculture, with particular attention on sustainable intensification. The African Union Research Grant is one of the programmes initiated within the Department of Human Resources, Science and Technology to support pan-African research and development through grants and direct funding. The programme provides the needed opportunity to use science and technology (S&T;) as a tool for sustainable development, building and strengthening Africa’s S&T; capacities. The Commission, through the support of the European Union, secured a sum of €17.5 million under the EU Pan-African Programme to launch two calls for research proposals in Africa in 2016 and 2017. The full guidelines for applicants, application form and other supporting documents are available for downloading from the AUC website. Click here to access the documents. The deadline for submission of proposals is 17 August 2016.