Applications Open for RSSAF Grant: Supporting Economic, Political and Social Development in sub-Saharan Africa

Deadline: 21 May 2016

Applications are open for the Rhodes Scholars Southern Africa Forum (RSSAF) Grant, whose aim is to promote and support programs of economic, political and social development in sub-Saharan Africa.

Past and Current Rhodes Scholars reviews grant applications from a wide array of health, education, and environmental projects in southern Africa.


  • To increase awareness of social, political and economic issues in Southern Africa
  • To raise and distribute funds to support small-scale community development, and last
  • To stimulate discussion about the historical relationship between the scholarship and the region

Grant Information

RSSAF usually awards 3 grants of £1500 per grant cycle.

Eligibility Criteria

  • To be eligible for funding the applicant must demonstrate that:
    • The project for which funding is sought is located in one of the countries of sub-Saharan Africa.
    • It has the necessary capabilities to carry out the project.
    • It will use the funds effectively in accordance with the criteria for selection.
    • It has complied with any additional requirements that the Committee may decide to impose upon it.
  • RSSAF will not consider projects that unfairly discriminate against individuals or groups of people because of their race, sex, sexual orientation, religion or disability.
  • RSSAF funding is open to any not-for-profit organization which shares the objects of RSSAF.
  • RSSAF will not consider projects that solicit conversion to a particular religion as their primary aim.
  • Priority is given to projects less likely to secure funding from large donors and to projects with which Rhodes Scholars or other Oxford students/staff are associated.

How to Apply

Applicants must download the application form via given website.

Eligible Countries:

Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burundi, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana , Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia,Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania , Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger ,Nigeria,  Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Seychelles, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

For more information, please visit Rhodes Scholars’ Southern Africa Forum.

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