Harnessing Data Science for Health Discovery and Innovation in Africa (DS-I Africa) Research Hubs (U54–Clinical Trial Optional)
Funding Opportunity Purpose:
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeks applications for Research Hubs as part of a broader initiative entitled Harnessing Data Science for Health Discovery and Innovation in Africa (DS-I Africa). The goal of DS-I Africa is to spur new health discoveries and catalyze innovation in healthcare, public health, and health research on the continent through application of data science.
DS-I Africa Research Hubs will be funded to advance data science health research and innovation in Africa and support new African and global partnerships that enhance the impact of data science health research. Hubs will engage government, industry, or other organizations, including diverse departments from academic institutions, that can partner to provide synergistic expertise, collaborate on research, and support data science linked to new technologies and solutions. Applicants must propose at least 2 distinct research projects and a system for soliciting, evaluating, and awarding smaller pilots projects, all focused on a central health theme that addresses priorities in an African country or region.