Research Africa

Research Africa is the only publication to comprehensively track research policy across Africa’s capital cities and universities, providing detailed coverage of research-related issues. Compiled by our experienced editorial staff in Cape Town, South Africa, Research Africa is published online with a thorough, weekly digest of research policy news from all over the continent.


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Research Africa Roundup

Click here to download a four-page summary of some of the stories we’ve covered recently in our subscription-only online weekly newsletter.

Research Africa Projects

Research Africa is a partner on several projects at any given time. To read more about what we are working on at present, visit the Research Africa partnerships and projects page.

Research Africa Training Workshops

Research Africa is proud to introduce to the African research community, three new Research Africa professional development workshops and training opportunities to support and strengthen research management capacity across the African continent. We are all aware of the skills gaps and uneven levels of professionalism in the research management sector on our continent – Research Africa has taken the initiative to offer customised training courses and professional development opportunities to ensure that the African research management community can be better equipped to support their researchers across the continent . The current professional development workshops which we will offer in 2014 and 2015 are:

  • Communicating Your Institution’s Research Profile for Impact
  • Creating Research Success Through Grant-Writing Skills Development
  • Effective Writing and Presentation Skills for the Emerging Researcher

Click here for further details on how you can register for these professional development workshops.

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About Research Africa

Research Africa offers comprehensive, global coverage of news about science, technology and innovation policies, and the use of research to provide solutions to Africa’s development needs. It is also the definitive source of information about sponsors of African science and development research funding programmes, and brings you details of all their calls for applications for funding.

Research Africa exists to inform senior researchers, research managers, administrators and everyone interested in the science and innovation research strategy of their institution, their country, and the international agencies.

Africa is a large and rapidly growing market for research, as seen in the numbers of funding opportunities that are open to researchers. The most frequent sponsors of research in Africa include the National Research Foundation and Medical Research Council in South Africa, the UK Department for International Development, the World Health Organization, the World Bank and various national development organisations, such as USAID, NZAID, and AUSAID. Subject matter varies, but much of the funding is for agricultural programmes and healthcare research, especially work on diseases such as tuberculosis and HIV/Aids.

Africa is very different from the other areas we report on, as the majority of funding here comes from outside the continent. As a result we have extended our editorial remit to cover smaller sponsors who provide funding for grassroots organisations undertaking development activities that are not necessarily directly related to academia or innovation. In this respect, Research Africa has a much wider scope of funding opportunities that are relevant to our readers.

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