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Call for applications: AuthorAID travel and workshop grants 2017

We are very pleased to announce the first call for AuthorAID travel and workshop grant applications in 2017. We will be awarding the following grants after a competitive selection process:

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GRAND CHALLENGES AFRICA – INNOVATION SEED GRANTS – Round 1 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

The African Academy of Sciences - Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AAS-AESA) is launching two new Grand Challenges:

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Call for Pre-proposals: New research opportunity in Africa

The Belmont Forum and START are pleased to announce an opportunity for African scientists to participate in the upcoming Belmont Forum Collaborative Research Action on 

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2017 BCFN YES! Research Grant Competition

The 2017 BCFN YES! Research Grant Competition invites young PhD and postdoc researchers from any background and nationality to submit a research project to improve the sustainability of the food system.

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WARC Travel Grant

The WARC Travel Grant program is open to West African nationals conducting research on the continent. The next cycle opens on January 15 2017 and closes on March 15, 2017. 

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FG Set to Build Two New Hydro Power Stations

The Federal Government has concluded plans to boost electricity generation in the country with two small hydro power plants capable of adding 2,000 kilowatts of electricity to the country’s energy capacity.

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FG to target 2000mw from Solar Energy

Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu has said that the Federal Government has concluded arrangements to generate at least 2000 megawatts of solar energy.

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Scarcity of Diesel, kerosene may worsen Nigeria’s inflation

An acute shortage in the supply of diesel and kerosene has hit filling stations nationwide, a situation which may fuel inflation on foods and other consumables if not averted quickly.

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SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA MAY PLAY A CRUCIAL ROLE IN GLOBAL LNG GLUT

According to BMI research, Sub-Saharan Africa holds the highest potential to become a "niche" market for liquefied natural gas to feed power plants as the world faces a growing surplus of the fuel.

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