Tailored opportunities: Call for proposals-Ecologists in Africa

What?

The British Ecological Society (BES) is calling for proposals by African ecologists to provides support of up to £8,000 for ecologists in Africa to carry out innovative ecological research.

This grant provides support for ecologists in Africa to carry out innovative ecological research. The BES recognizes that ecologists in Africa face unique challenges in carrying out research; our grant is designed support you to develop your skills, experience and knowledge base as well as making connections with ecologists in the developed world. BES supports excellent ecological science in Africa by funding services and equipment.

Who?

You 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 islands

When?

The round is now OPEN with a deadline of 17:00 (BST) Wednesday 21 March 2018.

Please note awards will be made in May, the project start date should therefore be after 20 May 2018.

From January 2018 our Ecologists in Africa Grant will open twice per year, in line with all other BES grants. 

Applicants are only able to submit one grant application per round, across all grant schemes.

How?

Register/log in to  online grants system here, complete your contact details, and navigate to ‘Your Applications’.

As part of the application process two referees will be required to submit statements of support. If you are applying for travel funds, one of these must be from your host institution.

These statements should include why the project is important, what support will be given to you and a statement that any equipment bought for the project will be made available for anyone in the host institution to conduct ecological research. We will automatically contact the referees using the email addresses provided in the application; both reference statements must be completed online before the application deadline. We cannot accept referee statements sent independently via email or by letter.

If you would like to know more details about this opportunity, visit this link.

If you want any support in making an application, post your question in the comment box below.

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