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Offer: Unlocking the Potential for Groundwater for the Poor (UPGro)

Announcement of Opportunity: 2012 Catalyst Grants
Closing date: 10 January 2013 16:00 UK local time (GMT/UTC)

Outline proposals are invited for a major new research programme on Unlocking the Potential for Groundwater for the Poor in sub-Saharan Africa funded by DFID, NERC and in principle ESRC.

This £10m programme is an international programme funding interdisciplinary research, generating evidence and innovative tools to enable developing countries and their partners in sub-Saharan Africa to use groundwater in a sustainable way for the ultimate benefit of the poor.

This call is for outline Catalyst Grant proposals which will provide an opportunity for the world's best researchers to develop and test new innovative ideas for addressing the programme's aim of enabling sustainable use of groundwater for the benefit of the poor. It is also an opportunity to facilitate the development of new interdisciplinary teams that bring developing and developed country scientists together.

Proposals are invited for funding of up to £150,000 (FEC). This call has a total available budget of up to £1·5m. Projects will be funded for a maximum duration of one year.

Submission of an Outline Proposal is mandatory in order to participate in the funding round at the full proposal stage.

All Outline Proposals will be assessed by an Assessment Panel and successful applicants will be notified by the start of February 2013 that they are able to proceed to the Full Proposal stage.

The closing date for outline proposals is 16:00 UK local time (GMT/UTC) on Thursday 10 January 2013. Outline proposal forms must be submitted as an email to UPGro Secretariat.

(NB: Adapted from the website)

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