Wednesday, October 17, 2012
CALL FOR PROPOSALS: NORHED Seed Funding 2012
This announcement invites collaborative higher education institution partnerships to submit proposals for seed funding for NORHED partnerships projects.
The Norwegian Programme for Capacity Building in Higher Education and Research for development (NORHED) is a new programme launched by Norad starting from 2013.
NORHED seed funding shall be used with the purpose to develop an application for a main NORHED project, within one of the NORHED sub-programmes.
The NORHED programme is aiming at strengthening capacities in higher education and research institutions to contribute to a more and better qualified workforce, increased knowledge, evidence-based policy and decision-making and enhanced gender equality with the ultimate goal of sustainable economic, social and environmental development in low and middle income countries (LMIC).
Based on a needs assessment in the relevant country, NORHED projects may encompass LMIC institutional capacity building elements like joint Norwegian-South research projects, Master and PhD education of staff, post-doc fellowships and administrative and infrastructure strengthening .
Higher education institutions in LMIC, together with Norwegian partner institutions, can apply for support to capacity building projects. Partnerships with more than one LMIC partner institution are encouraged. The seed funding application should be submitted jointly by the partnership institutions.
Deadline: November 5, 2012