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ARCHIPELAGO: 2nd Call for Proposals is now open!



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ARCHIPELAGO is a 4-year European programme, funded by the European Union in the framework of the EU Emergency Trust Fund (EUTF) for Africa. Its main objectives are to improve the employability of young people through targeted technical and vocational education and training (TVET) measures. It also aims to support the growth of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs).

The programme supports partnership projects in 12 countries in the Sahel and Lake Chad region: Burkina FasoCameroonChadGambiaGhanaGuineaIvory CoastMaliMauritaniaNigerNigeria and Senegal.

Following the first call for proposals (which was launched in April 2019), a second call for proposals has been launched with the aim of supporting partnership projects to be implemented in the 12 target countries.

Each selected project will receive a grant of between €400,000 and €500,000. Each grant may cover 100% of the total eligible costs of the project.

In order to be considered eligible, each project proposal must be submitted by a consortium consisting of at least two partners – including an organisation based in one of the above-listed African countries and another organisation based in a Member State of the European Union. 

Applications may be submitted by business support organisations (such as chambers and business associations), training centres and/or other entities which specialize in activities related to vocational training and/or business development services.

How to Send Application


Click on the + sign and add the files you want to send.

Type in the ARCHIPELAGO submission email address: submission@archipelago-eutf.eu

Now type in your own email address.

Please give reference number of the call and, if you want, write a short message.

Then simply hit the transfer button and you’re done. It’s simple, secure and free of charge.

Applications must be submitted before 11:00 p.m. (Brussels time) on 6 February 2020.
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Africa Research Excellence Fund 2020



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The AREF Research Development Fellowship (RDF) Programme is being launched to support African researchers who are working on important human health challenges in Africa. 


To support researchers in Africa who are emerging leaders and are working on important human health challenges to develop their skills as a researcher. 

What We Offer

A three to nine-month placement at a leading research institution in Europe or Africa, with additional support at your home institution before and after the placement, up to a maximum of £38,000

Who Is Eligible?

  • Research active post-doctoral scientists and clinicians who are nationals of and are employed in Sub-Saharan Africa and were awarded their doctorate after May 2014. 
  • Clinicians without a doctorate but have a research-relevant Master’s degree and at least two and up to seven years of active research experience. 

How To Apply

Read the information below, and download the Application Form, Information for Applicants and Cost & Finance Spreadsheet, and email to Fellowships.AREF@aref-africa.org.uk before 12:00 GMT 23 September 2020 

The AREF RDF Programme aims to enhance the research competitiveness of emerging African researchers working on pressing challenges for human health in Africa. In 2020, these challenges will include infectious disease and non-communicable diseases. AREF’s goal is to transform the opportunities for up to 15 talented post-doctoral scientists in Africa in 2020 to contribute to reducing the burden of disease through leading research that is responsive to African settings. 

The RDF Programme enables talented early-career researchers to:  

  • acquire advanced research skills 
  • develop and test their compelling research questions 
  • develop highly effective mentoring relationships 
  • grow their potential collaborations 
  • raise their profile through international networking. Read more..
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The Roddenberry Prize 2020 for Organizations with innovative solutions



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The $1M Roddenberry Prize is a call for big, bold solutions from anyone, anywhere that address the challenges of an unpredictable and fast-changing global landscape. Four game-changing and innovative solutions will each receive $250,000 for their work in one of the following fields: Education, Science, Environment, and Humanity. Applications from anyone — individuals, for-profits, teams, non-profits, and B-corps — are welcome.

Deadline: April 10, 2020.

The Roddenberry Foundation welcomes Prize applications from individuals, non-profits, social enterprises, and B-corps who meet all of the following:

  • Individuals who are 18 years of age or older
  • Organizations or institutions with a budget of $10mil or less
  • Organizations whose primary focus of their work is either Education, Science, Environment, or Humanity
  • Submit an application in English
  • Include completed responses to all required application questions
  • Agree to all legal terms and conditions of the Prize grant program
    Be able to legally receive grant funding

Four awardees will receive $250,000 each. Awards will be announced in August 2020. The top organizations in each issue area that are not awarded a prize will be recognized publicly as Finalists.

Timeline and Applications
Prize Launch: March 4, 2020
Between March 4 and April 10, learn about the Prize, register account, review and apply.
Round One Deadline: April 10, 2020
Complete registration and submit application by 5:00 PM Pacific Time. Applications cannot be submitted after the deadline.
Round One review: April 13–May 8, 2020
The Roddenberry Foundation team reviews submissions to ensure compliance with Prize eligibility and rules. Advisors provide specialised expertise to reviewers, and Round One applications are evaluated using a scoring rubric.
Round Two opens: May 11, 2020
Select number of applications will be invited to submit application for Round Two of the Prize. Only those who are invited to Round Two will remain in consideration for the Prize. Invited applicants will have four weeks to submit their Round Two application.
Round Two deadline: June 5, 2020
Round Two applicants will have three weeks to submit their Round Two application. All Round Two applications are due by June 5, 2020, at 5:00 PM Pacific Time. Applications cannot be submitted after deadline and incomplete applications will not be considered.
Round Two Evaluation: June 8- July 13, 2020
The Roddenberry Foundation team a panel of advisors evaluates applications using the scoring criteria, with consultations from advisors. Top scoring applications from each category are selected for award.
Prize Announcement: August 2020
The 2020 Prize Awardees will be announced on The Roddenberry Foundation website, The Roddenberry Foundation social media, and via press release.

If you did not register for our new application system in 2019, or if you submitted an application in 2018 or earlier, you can create an account APPLY HERE.

If you did create an account, simply sign in HERE and click the “Apply” button on the right next to “Prize”.

For more Information: Visit the website for Roddenberry Prize 2020 for Social Entrepreneurs & Changemakers 

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