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Strengthening inclusive science and innovation systems in the Americas

Open
Call for
Expressions of interest
Deadline
Programs
Education and Science
Duration
3 - 5 years
Countries
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Bolivia
Brazil
Chile
Colombia
Costa Rica
Cuba
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
El Salvador
Grenada
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Jamaica
Mexico
Nicaragua
Panama
Peru
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Suriname
Trinidad and Tobago
Uruguay
Venezuela
Funded by
IDRC
Budget
CAD1.5 million to CAD5 million
Point of contact
FUSCIIA@idrc.ca
Type
Grant
Status
Open
Eligibility

This funding opportunity aims to support primarily LAC-based organizations, or in most cases consortia of organizations, which include NGOs, think tanks, universities, public research centres as well as national and regional governmental organizations. 

Scope

This funding opportunity seeks to strengthen science, technology and innovation (STI) in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) by supporting 1) regional collaboration for research and policy uptake; 2) inclusive STI; and 3) strong granting councils and regional science coordination agencies. 

The funding opportunity is divided into two main streams: 1) supporting collaborative research in LAC, in partnership with science granting councils (SGCs), with an emphasis on mainstreaming gender and inclusion across all activities; and 2) supporting capacity-strengthening activities that enable SGCs) and regional science coordination bodies to effectively deliver on mandates and enhance national and regional STI systems.  

The funding opportunity covers all countries in LAC, with particular emphasis on low- and middle- income countries and those whose key science structures (e.g., SGCs, ministries of science or equivalent) are undergoing a significant transformation (e.g., setting up granting programs, expanding mandates, developing or implementing new legislation). 

More details

For more information, please read the detailed call for expressions of interest

Please also consult our frequently asked questions (coming soon). 

If you are eligible for this opportunity we welcome you to submit an application.