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British Ecological Society Ecologists in Africa Grants, 2019

British Ecological Society Ecologists in Africa Grants, 2019

The British Ecological Society is offering Grants worth £8,000 to carry out innovative ecological research. African scientists are eligible to apply for this grant. This grant provides support for ecologists in Africa to carry out innovative ecological research.

The British Ecological Society is a learned society in the field of ecology that was founded in 1913. It is the oldest ecological society in the world. The Society’s original objective was “to promote and foster the study of Ecology in its widest sense” and this remains the central theme guiding its activities today.

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  • Application Deadline: September 9, 2019
  • Course Level: Grants are available to pursue research.
  • Study Subject:  This grant provides support for ecologists in Africa to carry out innovative ecological research.
  • Award: The maximum value of a grant is £8,000 for research.
  • Number of Awards: Not Known
  • Nationality: African scientists
  • The award can be taken in Africa and Abroad

Eligibility

  • Eligible Countries: African scientists (Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Ivory Coast, 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, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia and  Zimbabwe) are eligible to apply for this grant.
  • Entrance Requirements: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the opportunity :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 categorization
    • have at least an MSc or equivalent degree
    • be working for a university or research institution in Africa (including field centers, NGOs, museums etc.) that provides basic research facilities
    • carry out the research in a country in Africa or its associated islands

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How to Apply

  • How to Apply: When applications open, register/login to their online grants system, complete your contact details, and navigate to ‘Your Applications’.
  • Supporting Documents: 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.
  • Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Benefit

  • 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.
  • Travel funds are available to spend time working with ecologists in developed countries 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 our journals.

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