Participants of the GAIIA award ceremony 2022 © Ingnus Dreyer | SCPS Photos
The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) honors outstanding achievements of African scientists with the German-African Innovation Incentive Award (GAIIA). The Award supports the further development of research results into innovative solutions that address the societal and environmental challenges on the African continent and benefit the population. It was first presented in 2018.
So far, 10 scientists from 8 African countries have been awarded together with their German cooperation partners. They all received funding of up to 150,000 euros for realising a joint research project with high exploitation potential.
GAIIA Call 2023
On 29 August 2023 the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) published its 3rd call for the German-African Innovation Incentive Award 2023:
- Call 'German-African Innovation Incentive Award 2023' (English)
Applications can be submitted until 7 November 2023. The deadline for submission is not a cut-off deadline. However, it may not be possible to consider project outlines received after the above date.