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Call for the ACP Science and Technology Window

Find the full ACP-EU Cooperation Programme in Science and Technology II (S&T II) Guidelines for grant applicants.The global objectives of this call for proposals are:
  • To address the scientific and technological divide between ACP member states and the most industrialised countries.
  • To strengthen Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) in ACP countries to enable creation, update and use of scientific knowledge.
  • To enhance the use of STI as a key enabler for poverty reduction, growth and socio-economic development.
  • The specific objective of this call for proposals is to contribute to building and strengthening capacities in the areas of Science, Technology and Innovation in ACP countries.
  • The results that are necessary to achieve the specific objective are threefold:
  • Result 1 – STI goals and priorities are identified, formulated and mainstreamed in the national and regional strategies of ACP countries.
  • Result 2 – National and regional capacities to devise, manage, monitor, evaluate and disseminate STI programmes and their results are improved.
  • Result 3 – The importance of STI for development is acknowledged by decision-makers, mechanisms of innovation understood by policy-makers and a culture of science promoted among the general public.
In line with the ACP Group of States' priorities and the EU Agenda for Change, the Programme prioritises Actions in the fields of Energy Access and Efficiency as well as Agriculture and Food Security.However, other sectors and/or interdisciplinary approaches are not excluded as long as the foreseen actions and activities are in line with the objectives of the programme.There are three sets of eligibility criteria, relating to:
  • applicant(s) which may request a grant (2.1.1), and their partners (2.1.2);
  • actions for which a grant may be awarded (2.1.3);
  • types of cost which may be taken into account in setting the amount of the grant (2.1.4).