The UK-Egypt grants are aimed at creating an enabling environment to support institutions and individuals to be part of the climate change solution, according to a statement by the British Council.
The council said that the grants are offered in the run-up to UN Climate Change Conference 2022 (COP27), which is to be held in Sharm El-Sheikh in November 2022.
“The road to COP27 is a fantastic opportunity for the UK and Egypt to work together closely on issues of global importance as the UK hands over the baton from COP 26 to Egypt for COP 27,” Elizabeth White, director of the British Council in Egypt, said in a statement by the council.
“Through our UK-Egypt Higher Education Climate Change Grants, we aim to build connections between academic specialists from the UK and Egypt, support higher education partnerships between the two countries on subjects of climate resilience, and therefore enhance UK-Egypt collaboration to achieve global climate goals and national strategies,” she added.
Universities and higher education institutes (HEIs) from both countries will be given the opportunity to connect, collaborate, and innovate with one another.
“Each eligible proposal will compete for a 35,000 GBP grant. All UK and Egyptian HEIs can apply for this grant, and the proposal submitted must have one principal applicant from the UK and one partner university from Egypt,” the British Council said, adding that universities in both the private and public sectors in Egypt are eligible to participate.
The deadline for submitting proposals is 18 January 2022, the statement said, adding that interested applicants can apply and learn more about the eligibility criteria through the British Council in Egypt.