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2016 Small Grants for Thesis Writing, Africa

2016 Small Grants for Thesis Writing, Africa

PhD Grants for Thesis Writing by CODESRIA in Africa -2016

The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) is pleased to announce the twenty-seventh session of its Small Grants Programme for Thesis Writing.

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The grants serve as part of the Council’s contribution to the development of the social sciences in Africa, and the continuous renewal and strengthening of research capacities in African universities, through the funding of primary research conducted by postgraduate students. Hence, candidates whose applications are successful are encouraged to use the resources provided under the grants to cover the cost of their fieldwork, the acquisition of books and documents, the processing of data which they have collected and the printing of their dissertations.

Study Subject: social sciences
Employer: CODESRIA
Level: PhD or equivalent


  • The CODESRIA Small Grants Programme is open to graduate students and professionals currently registered in African universities and preparing their theses and dissertations in all social science fields and other disciplines involving social or economic analysis.
  • Preference is given to those registered for doctoral studies (PhD or equivalent), though few grants are available for Masters theses.

Application Procedures:

All applications should be submitted electronically to [email protected]

Grants are awarded solely on merit, that is, on the strength of each individual application received by CODESRIA. All applicants are required to use the application forms designed by CODESRIA which is made available along with this announcement.

The application forms can also be downloaded from the CODESRIA website (www.codesria.org). In filling out the forms, applicants are requested to bear the following guidelines in mind:

  • Research proposal
  • Budget
  • Statement of institutional support
  • Letters of reference
  • Curriculum vitae

Application Deadline: 30th April 2016

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