ICSU-NASAC-ISSC Call for Collaborative Research Pre-proposals 2017

ICSU-NASAC-ISSC Call for Collaborative Research Pre-proposals 2017

Deadline: April 17,2017

The International Council for Science (ICSU), in partnership with the Network of African Science Academies (NASAC) and the International Social Science Council (ISSC) is going to support 10 collaborative research projects across Africa (to the value of up to 90,000 Euro each over two years) that will advance the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 11 (sustainable cities and communities) in Africa.

SDG 11 recognises the central role of urbanisation in sustainable development, and calls for making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. To stimulate and deliver the new knowledge required in the practice of sustainable urban development, ICSU-NASAC-ISSC launches a call for pre-proposals to identify research projects that will explore the development of new approaches and strategies towards the innovative re-thinking of urban futures – in partnership with local authorities, industry, communities, and government.

The call for pre-proposals aims to identify collaborative research projects in Africa that bring together African scientists from different scientific disciplines and  key stakeholders (e.g. local authorities, policy makers, the private sector, civil society,  urban planners, engineers and citizens) in research co-design and co – production.


  • 35 pre-proposals will be selected, representatives of which will be invited to attend a training event on integrated research, which will take place on 28 August – 1 September 2017 (location tbc).  The programme will cover associated travel and subsistence costs.
  • Ten collaborative research projects across Africa will be awarded with up to 90,000 Euro each over two years.


  • Applicants should have no more than 10 years work experience following their PhDs or equivalent research experience.
  • Open only to Africans.

Application Process

Submission of pre-proposals and relevant documents may only be made using the online application form

For more information, visit ICSU-NASAC-ISSC Collaborative Research