Phase 5 Africa Catalyst awards are available for professional engineering bodies in sub-Saharan Africa for one-year projects. The aim of this round of funding is two-fold: to support new ‘pilot’ initiatives and to communicate, disseminate and exploit impact from successful projects from the Pilot, Phase 2, Phase 3 and Phase 4 cohorts.
Learn more about the programme expectations and the application process through the Applicant Guidance Notes. The deadline for applications is 28 November, 1:00pm GMT.
In line with eligibility criteria set by the UK government’s International Science Partnerships Fund (ISPF), lead applicant institutions must be from one of the countries listed below in order to be eligible to apply. The Academy will consider applications from the following countries in sub-Saharan Africa only:
Angola; Benin; Burkina Faso; Burundi; Cape Verde; Central African Republic; Chad; Comoros; Democratic Republic of the Congo; Djibouti; Eritrea; The Gambia; Guinea; Guinea Bissau; Kenya; Liberia; Lesotho; Madagascar; Malawi; Mali; Mauritania; Mauritius; Mozambique; Niger; Réunion; Rwanda; Sao Tome and Principe; Senegal; Seychelles; Sierra Leone; Somalia; South Africa; South Sudan; Sudan; Tanzania; Togo; Uganda; Western Sahara and Zambia.
Information session for applicants
We have held two online open information sessions for interested Africa Catalyst Phase 5 applicants. You can watch the previously recorded open information session below. If you have any questions or would like further guidance,, please contact the team at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Africa Catalyst Phase 5 call must include at least one UK partner.
If you would like support in being connected with a UK partner please register below:
Please note, the deadline for partner matching support is Tuesday 21 November 2023.
The Academy will support with identifying a UK partner by updating the spreadsheet linked below as requests come in. Please check the list of institutions interested in partner matching to find out who has already contacted us for support.