Strategic Partnerships for Higher Education Innovation and Reform

SPHEIR is an innovative higher education partnerships programme to strengthen the capacity of higher education institutions in DFID priority countries.

Call for applications opened on 21 October 2016

Short overview

SPHEIR is a dynamic and innovative higher education partnerships programme that:

  • helps to progress development outcomes
  • strengthens the capacity of higher education Institutions in DFID priority countries to act as catalysts for poverty reduction and sustainable development
  • enables capacity strengthened higher education institutions in those priority countries to significantly influence Millenium Development Goals (MDG) related policy and practice

The main call for applications opened on 21 October 2016.

What the fund will achieve

SPHEIR will focus on embedding change at the systemic level. By nurturing innovation and scaling up effective solutions, SPHEIR aims to deliver strategic and transformative change in higher education systems to ensure sustainable impact.

How to apply

Full details about SPHEIR and how to apply for partnership funding can be found on the SPHEIR website

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