Updated Jul 18, 2019CLOSED

Research and Development Fund - Second Call

Offered by UK Aid

Efficiency for Access (EforA) is investing funding into research and development (R&D) projects with the aim to accelerate the availability, affordability, efficiency and performance of a range of low energy inclusive appliances that are particularly suited to developing country contexts and promote social inclusion.

In our second call, EforA invites funding applications for R&D projects that develop innovative appliance technologies or products focused on cooling for off- and weak-grid settings with a particular focus on fans, refrigeration and cold chain.
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CLOSEDAug 16, 2019Deadline
£50,000 - £200,000Amount

Mandatory Requirements

StageStage 2: Research & Development
Implemented in:
RegionLow and Middle Income Countries
Focus AreasCooling, Heating & Insulation (Housing and Infrastructure)
For this call, we have introduced changes to provide additional funding support and application assistance to start-ups and micro-sized organisations, as well as applicants based or conducting R&D in UK aid priority countries (e.g. in sub-Saharan Africa). In addition, we are available to provide partner match-making assistance for your application if you are looking for partner organisations with specifics areas of expertise.

The minimum eligibility criteria are:
• Applicants must be a legally registered and physically established business, academic organisation, non-profit, public sector organisation, or research and technology organisation from anywhere in the world. Applicants for funding may also form partnerships (such as between academics and businesses, or between entrepreneurs and established businesses). However, the lead partner will assume responsibility for the project and will be the recipient of the grant funding.
• Your application must demonstrate outcomes linked to both the programme’s overall objective (of accelerating the availability, affordability, efficiency and performance of a range of low energy inclusive appliances particularly suited to developing country contexts) and the R&D scope for this call, as detailed in the Scope section.
• Applicants must demonstrate sufficient match funding for project costs, as outlined in the Funding section.
• Applicants must demonstrate a track record in research and innovation, and/or provide strong evidence of your capacity to successfully implement the R&D project.
• Applicants must be compliant with fundamental in-country and international human rights, labour standards, and environmental management laws. Applicants must not be involved in any act of terrorism or support terrorist activities.
• Applicants must allow regular due diligence.

Other Requirements

Financial Statements
Applicants are required to provide matched funding. The proportion of funding you are eligible to receive for your project costs is dependent on the size of your organisation, as defined in the table in the attached guidelines.

Application Directions

To apply, you must register your organisation. Once you are registered, you may submit an application form detailing your project through the same web portal.


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