British Ecological Society (BES) Grant for Ecologists, Africa for Master

British Ecological Society (BES) Grant for Ecologists, Africa for Master
  •  Master
  •  19-Mar-2021
  •   Africa
  • $$  £8,000, more

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

Eligibility Criteria

Applicant 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. This currently excludes – Botswana, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Libya, Namibia and South Africa.
  • 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.

Offered Benefits

  • 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 you develop connections with other ecologists outside your usual peer group. This must be requested at the application stage.
  • Travel funds are available to spend time working with ecologists in the Global North where facilities and experience will help you on return to your own institution.
  • Successful applicants also receive two years of free BES membership and free online access to BES journals.

Application Process

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

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