TIBA Rapid Impact (RI) projects and Postgraduate proposals were initially evaluated by the Steering Committee in July and September 2017 respectively. Calls for application for funding for the Rapid Impact projects were subsequently made in August 2017. Each partner country proposed a research of national interest that could be executed within a 12 month duration. The TIBA Steering Committee reviewed each application followed by approval by the Directorate in October 2017. These projects were officially announced during the TIBA launch on 25 October 2017 in Edinburgh.
Postgraduate studentship calls followed the same procedure as the RI projects. Calls were made in October 2017. Proposals from TIBA partner countries were reviewed by the Steering Committee and approved by the Directorate in December 2017. All studentships are currently underway (see our fellows http://tiba-partnership.org/postgraduate-fellows).
Calls have been made and four of our Making a Difference projects for which proposals have been received from our partners. These have been subsequently reviewed by our Steering Committee. There will be a formal press release once all the projects have been approved by the Directorate.
There would be further calls for 9 one year ‘Out of Africa’ fellowships, and the . Out of Africa Fellowships are primarily intended to allow a Fellow to work with a participating centre at the University of Edinburgh. For links to participating centres please see http://tiba-partnership.org/tibaedinburgh.These would be announced in due course.