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Call for expressions of interest: Regional hubs for climate change and health

Call for
Expressions of interest
Global Health
48 months
Funded by
IDRC and other funding partners
Grant funding of up to CAD4 million per hub for up to four years.
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IDRC and other funding partners are investing up to CAD4 million to fund up to five institutions to establish regional hubs in the Global South. These hubs will initiate and manage research sub-grants on climate change and health in West and Central Africa, East and Southern Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East and North Africa. 

Each hub will be managed by a regionally based organization or consortium of organizations. The selected regional hubs will be tasked with establishing, managing and supporting a cohort of research sub-grants in their respective region. The selected hubs will be expected to run one or more open competitive calls to identify and select research projects in their corresponding region.

Application process    

This funding opportunity will involve a two-stage process. In the first stage, interested applicants will be required to submit an expression of interest (EOI). The EOI stage is mandatory and will require applicants to complete an eligibility checklist and upload supporting documents. No technical proposal or concept note is required at the EOI stage. Only applicants whose EOIs are successful will be invited to submit a full technical proposal. Specific requirements for the application process, including the EOI phase, are outlined in the call document.    

The deadline to submit an EOI is April 5, 2024 – 17:00 ET.


This funding opportunity will be open to individual organizations or consortia headquartered in eligible countries in the respective regions (West and Central Africa, East and Southern Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East and North Africa).

The funding opportunity will not be open to individuals or government ministries, and agencies or branches, offices and chapters of international organizations, but it is open to public research institutes, think tanks and universities. 

Applicants must have independent legal status (or “legal personality”) and be capable of contracting in their own right and name, receiving and administering funds, and have the authority to direct proposed project activities. 

The full list of eligibility requirements, including the list of eligible countries, and frequently asked questions (FAQs) can be found in the following links:

  1. Call for expressions of interest document
  2. FAQ document

More details

A virtual Q&A webinar will be held on Thursday, March 7, 2024, from 8:00-9:30 a.m. EST/3:00-4:30 p.m. CAT in English with simultaneous French interpretation.   

Registration for this session is available here. Note that registration for the webinar will close on Wednesday, March 6, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. EST/Thursday, March 7, 2024, at 12:00 a.m. CAT.  

Once you have registered, a KUDO webinar link will be emailed to you one week before the eventand again theday before the event.

If you are eligible for this opportunity we welcome you to submit an application.

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