Funding opportunities for partnerships with Iraq

DelPHE-Iraq supports partnerships between Iraqi higher education institutions and those in other countries.

The scheme aims to help rebuild the Iraqi higher education sector by reconnecting Iraq's higher education institutions with their global counterparts and encourage knowledge-sharing on improved practice in HE teaching, learning and research. 

DelPHE-Iraq is part of the wider DFID-funded DelPHE programme (Development Partnerships in Higher Education programme), which funds partnerships between HEIs in the UK and other countries in order to fight global poverty and promote sustainable development.

The scheme will run from 2009 until 2012 and include three funding round opportunities:

The first round will provide a maximum of £110,000 for partnerships lasting up to two years.

The second round will provide up to £75,000 and create partnerships lasting up to 18 months.

The final round in 2011 will provide up to £40,000 for partnerships of up to six months.

DelPHE-Iraq also provides 'seed funding' of up to £10,000 to cover the cost of travel, subsistence and communications for exploratory visits which support the development of new partnerships and for existing partnerships that intend to submit a full application.

For more information, please see

The Council for assisting refugee academics (CARA) has issued a call for applications for round 3 of the CARA Iraq Research Fellowship Programme.
Up to 4 awards of between £10,000 & £25,000 will be made in this third round.
The aims of the programme are
To enhance regional and Iraqi research and teaching capacities
To undertake and deliver innovative research outputs of direct relevance to Iraq's future
To nurture lasting international research collaborations and reengage selected Iraqi academics in exile.
Only proposals demonstrating likely impact on academic development in the proposal field in Iraq will be considered for funding.
Proposals already submitted twice will not be eligible in Round 3

Closing date for applications is midnight on 7th March 2010. For more information, see

For more help on the above and about international collaborations and partnerships more generally please contact Sue Hunter ext 34080. Support will be provided by Sue and Anoushka Kulikowski in the International Partnerships team within the International Office.

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