The approach will use the IFS social networking platform, following the system twice piloted by IFS in sub-Saharan Africa. A capacity building workshop will be hosted by SEARCA in Los Banos, Philippines, for those who progress past the pre-screening stage of the review process. Both organisations will contribute to the grant funding of successful teams.
As in previous years teams will have around 14 weeks to develop their applications, which will then undergo detailed review in the usual way.
Dr Ghezae the IFS director said `We are really looking forward to working closely with our friends in SEARCA on this important next step in the evolution of our Collaborative Research Approach´.