Mauritius Research and Innovation Council
operating under the aegis of
Ministry of Information Technology, Communication and Innovation
Social Innovation Research Grant Scheme (SIRGS)
Bring Social Innovation to Life
The Mauritius Research and Innovation Council is introducing the Social Innovation and Research Grant Scheme (SIRGS), a new funding scheme in line with the National Innovation Initiative being spearheaded by the Ministry of Technology, Communication and Innovation (MoTCI).
This Scheme can be seen as an innovative scheme to tackle an existing gap in social innovation in the local context. Social Innovation refers to the adoption of new social practices in order to meet social needs in a different or more effective way.
The Council, therefore, invites NGOs and/or public funded bodies in collaboration with academic/research institutions/private sector companies to submit proposals which combine action-research and a social innovation potential with tangible outcomes in social development research areas including but not limited to social integration of vulnerable groups, equal opportunities and environmental issues.
The projects under this scheme need to have a strong research element embedded within to clearly define, describe, monitor and evaluate an intervention in an identified social problem and how in turn this intervention brings a novel and practical solution to the area under investigation. Projects will therefore be judged in terms of the potential practical merits as socially innovative solutions to the social problems identified.
Please find below the list of approved SIRGS projects:
Sustainability and long term environmental conservation through ‘ERA crafts’
Research on long-term holistic accompaniment of families living in poverty in the Republic of Mauritius
Bees with Stories’: Beekeeping for the promotion of biodiversity conservation and in support of vulnerable groups
Practical Training in Product Development Methodology to boost innovation in artisanal manufacturing
Development and Implementation of Virtual Tours for Mauritian Museums to promote national heritage
OERQI- An Open Learning Platform for Capacity-Building in Youth Work-Based on the Micro-Credentials Concept.
The MRIC reserves the right not to accept applications deemed irrelevant following this advertisement.