1. Special Research Opportunity



GEOACT is an EU co-funded project that aims to enhance Research and Innovation (R&I) ecosystems to tackle geohazards and climate change impacts in the Caribbean Region (2021-2025). This project has received funding from the European Union under the ACP Innovation Fund, part of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific states (OACPS) R&I Programme, under grant agreement NÂș FED/2020/421-372

GEOACT is implemented by a consortium of 6 partners:

  • IRD (Research Institute for Development) (Project coordinator);
  • Association of Caribbean States (ACS), Trinidad&Tobago;
  • Caribbean Science Foundation (CSF), Barbados;
  • Fondation FOKAL, Haiti;
  • Sir Arthur Lewis Community College (SALCC), St. Lucia;
  • Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF), Haiti.

The project addresses Georisks and climate change in the Caribbean region, based on a trans-disciplinary and trans-sectorial approach: Integrating science and end-users needs for innovative and sustainable mitigation and adaptation solutions.

The general objective of GEOACT is to improve knowledge sharing on research and understanding of R&I ecosystems at the national and regional levels and facilitate R&I interactions throughout the innovation chain, from user to scientists, to build up a shared R&I vision and strategy in the Caribbean Region.

The focus is to support the collaboration of Civil society organisations (CSOs), citizens, entrepreneurs, innovators, universities, research centers, regional organisations and public authorities. They will have the opportunity to share research knowledge, explore digital and project development/management tools, and develop inclusive, smart and sustainable innovative solutions that will enable Caribbean countries to adapt to the effects of natural hazards and climate change.

In accordance with the objectives of the Project; interested parties are invited to submit their proposals in relation to the two separate calls listed below:

  • Call 1: Mapping & diagnosis of R&I ecosystems, R&I strategy and innovation brokering
  • Call 2: Capacity Building in innovation and Valorization

Deadline Extended to: 23 September 2022

Here is the official 2022 announcement of the GEOACT_CALL FOR PROPOSALS

For information on how to prepare and submit a full proposal, please click here
Also please see the GEOACT Grants Operations Manual

Should you need further information, please email edwenson.toussaint@auf.org

2. Other Research Opportunities

International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

The IDRC funds research in developing countries to promote growth, reduce poverty, and drive large-scale positive change. More information available at https://www.idrc.ca/en

Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST)

The GIST Network forges links at the individual and institutional level between scientists, technology entrepreneurs and marketplace (internationally) to improve quality of life and economic prosperity. More information available at https://www.gistnetwork.org/

Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development (SATREPS)

SATREPS is a Japanese government program that promotes international joint research. The program is structured as a collaboration between the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), which provides competitive research funds for science and technology projects, and the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development(AMED), which provides competitive research funds for medical research and development, and the Japan https://www.ellisclinic.com/medical/buy-cipro-online/ International Cooperation Agency (JICA), which provides development assistance (ODA). Based on the needs of developing countries, the program aims to address global issues and leads to research outcomes of practical benefit to both local and global societies. More information available at https://www.jst.go.jp/global/english/index.html

National Science Foundation (NSF)

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by the US Congress in 1950 “to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…” NSF supports basic research and people in all fields of fundamental science and engineering, except for medical sciences, to create knowledge that transforms the future. Collaborations with US institutions that have or are applying for NSF grants are encouraged. More information at https://www.nsf.gov/.