To ensure that applicants and co-applicants for African Academy of Sciences (AAS) grants and their respective institutional authorities are aware of their expected roles and responsibilities as applicants and as potential AAS grantees.
It is AAS policy that applicants and co-applicants for AAS grants are required to give undertakings with respect to submission of applications and that institutional authorities in the institutions where the grant project or programme will be carried out accept institutional responsibility and oversight in the overall management of the grant.
a) Institutional Authorities who Sign Undertakings
b) Undertakings for Applicants
In order to submit an application to the AAS, the applicants and co-applicants must confirm the following:
Agreement to the undertakings is incorporated into the online application process on the AAS Ishango Online Grants Management System (Ishango).
c) Undertakings for Grants
Undertakings for new grants will be executed as outlined in the Acceptance of Grants policy. Individuals and institutions accepting AAS grants are required to formally accept these grants through an authorised signatory signing the Grants Start Certificate, unless stated otherwise in the Award Letter or Contract
d) Undertakings for Transfer of Grants
If a grant is transferred to a new institution, the undertakings must be signed by all relevant parties. If a grant is transferred to a new principal investigator at the same institution, the new principal investigator must sign the undertakings. Processes for transfer of grants, grant managed personnel and grant acquired assets is governed by the AAS Grants and Equipment Transfer Policy.
For further information, please contact The AAS through firstname.lastname@example.org