The British Ecological Society (BES) is currently inviting applicants for its Ecologists in Africa Grant Program to carry out innovative ecological research. The grant is designed to develop their skills, experience and knowledge base as well as making connections with ecologists in the developed world.

Grant 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 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 you 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 must:
    • 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 islands
  • The proposed work must be completed within 18 months.

How to Apply

Applicants must apply online via given website.

Eligible Countries:  AlgeriaAngolaBeninBotswanaBurkina FasoBurundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon,Central African RepublicChadComoros, Congo, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Cote d’Ivorie, DjiboutiEgypt, Equatorial GuineaEritreaEthiopiaGabonGambiaGhana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau,KenyaLesothoLiberiaLibyaMadagascarMalawiMaliMauritaniaMauritiusMoroccoMozambique,NamibiaNigerNigeriaRwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, SenegalSeychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia,South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, SwazilandTanzaniaTogoTunisiaUgandaZambiaZimbabwe.

For more information, please visit  Ecologists in Africa.

Deadline: 11 September 2017

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