Ecologists in Africa: Providing Support of Up to £8,000

Deadline: 10 September 2018

The British Ecological Society (BES) is accepting applications for its Ecologists in Africa grant program to carry out innovative ecological research.

The grant is designed support applicants to develop their skills, experience and knowledge base as well as making connections with ecologists in the developed world.

Funding Information

  • The maximum value of a grant is £8,000 for research. An additional sum up to £2,000 may be requested to fund travel to help applicants develop connections with other ecologists outside their usual peer group.
  • Travel funds are available to spend time working with ecologists in developed countries where facilities and experience will help applicants on return to their own institution.
  • Successful applicants also receive two years of free BES membership and free online access to journals.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants should:
    • be a scientist and a citizen of a country in Africa or its associated islands, that is a ‘low-income economy’ or ‘lower-middle-income economy’ according to the World Bank categorisation
    • have at least an MSc or equivalent degree
    • be working for a university or research institution in Africa (including field centres, NGOs, museums etc.) that provides basic research facilities
    • carry out the research in a country in Africa or its associated island
  • The proposed work must be completed within 18 months.

How to Apply

Applicants must apply online via given website.

Eligible Countries: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Cote d’Ivorie, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

For more information, please visit Ecologists in Africa.

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