Welcome to the official website of the Association of African Universities (AAU). We are delighted to announce the opening of the Third Call for Proposals for Micro-Projects – Phase II of the PRICNAC Grant, as part of the second phase of the grant.

This call for projects aims to select a minimum of 10 micro-projects, each of which will receive funding ranging from a minimum of 150,000 euros (98,393,550 FCFA) to a maximum of 180,000 euros (118,072,260 FCFA). The French version of the call can be accessed here: Link to the French Version.

Grants are sponsored by the Association of African Universities (AAU), and the host institution is also the Association of African Universities (AAU). These grants are fully funded, and multiple awards will be granted to deserving candidates. The study level for this opportunity is Masters, and it is open to African students.

The PRICNAC Grant, one of the projects funded under the ACP Innovation Fund of the OEACP Research and Innovation Programme, is financially supported by the European Union. The overarching goal of PRICNAC is to contribute to an inclusive research and innovation (R&I) environment in Central African countries, fostering sustainable development and poverty reduction. The specific objectives of the project are as follows:

  1. Enhance access to sustainable solutions generated by R&I and tailored to local contexts.
  2. Expand the activities of the PRICNAC network.

To be eligible for the AAU Applications for Third Call for Proposals for Micro-Projects – Phase II of the PRICNAC Grant, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants must be nationals of one of the African Union Member States.
  • Applicants must be under 35 years of age at the end date of this call.
  • Applicants should hold a Master’s degree (in science or engineering), Diploma or Engineering Diploma, or any equivalent qualification (baccalaureate +5).
  • Candidates must demonstrate outstanding ability, dedication, and research experience in the selected field of study.

PRICNAC is currently being implemented in eight countries: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and Sao Tome and Principe. The implementation period for this project is four years, from January 2021 to December 2024.

Application Procedures: To apply for the AAU Applications for Third Call for Proposals for Micro-Projects – Phase II of the PRICNAC Grant, please note the following steps:

  1. Interested applicants are required to submit their applications exclusively online. The proposal must be written in French.
  2. In case of any difficulties with the online application system, please contact [email protected] for assistance.

To complete your application, ensure that it includes the following documents:

  • A completed online application form.
  • An official letter of application signed by the highest authority of the contracting entity.
  • A legal document verifying the establishment and status of the contracting entity. Additionally, attach documents confirming the creation and status of associated entities established in one of the targeted countries.
  • Proof of management of at least two grants for research and innovation projects, with each grant amounting to a minimum of 75,000 euros (49,196,775 FCFA) between 2018 and 2021.
  • Annual activity and financial reports for 2019, 2020, and 2021, demonstrating your experience and responsibility in the preparation and management of funded activities.
  • Audit reports of the annual financial statements for 2019, 2020, and 2021, attesting to the regularity, fairness, and reliability of the accounts in accordance with the law.
  • The project proposal document, following the provided template.
  • A logical framework matrix, according to the provided template.
  • A detailed budget in compliance with the template.
  • A Framework Partnership Agreement signed by the authorized representatives of the Contracting Entity and associated entities.

For more detailed information, kindly visit our website: Link to the website

Applications must be submitted no later than June 16, 2023, at 23:59 GMT+1, and should be written in French. The French version of the call can be accessed here: Link to the French Version

We look forward to receiving your applications by the deadline.

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