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Ecologists in Africa: Call for Applications

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted August 18, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on September 9, 2021
Ecologists in Africa poster
Ecologists in Africa poster

The British Ecological Society has announced the applications for Ecologists in Africa to provide support for ecologists in Africa to carry out innovative ecological research.

They recognize that ecologists in Africa face unique challenges in carrying out research; their grant is designed to support you to develop your skills, experience and knowledge base as well as making connections with ecologists internationally.

They support excellent ecological science in Africa by funding services and equipment.

Utilize This Offer

This grant provides support for Ecologists in Africa to carry out innovative ecological research.

Applicants should:
1. 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 (*);
2. have at least an MSc or equivalent degree;
3. be working for a university or research institution in Africa (including field centres, NGOs, museums etc.) that provides basic research facilities;
4. carry out the research in a country in Africa or its associated islands.

(*) This currently excludes – Botswana, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Libya, Namibia and South Africa.

Funding is available for any area of ecological science excluding research focused solely on agriculture, forestry and bioprospecting. Please note that neither purely descriptive work nor studies that might be considered incremental will be funded.

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.

The grant can be used to pay for basic tools needed to conduct the research project, travel and in some cases part of the applicant’s salary. It cannot be used for tuition fees.

The proposed work must be completed within 18 months.

Our second round of funding for 2021 has a deadline of 17:00 (BST) Friday 10 September.

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

Successful applicants also receive two years of free BES membership and free online access to our journals.

For more information, please visit https://www.britishecologicalsociety.org/funding/ecologists-in-africa/

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Aug 18
Aug 18

Friendly reminders:
1. Find and analyze open and closed calls that interest you. Try to discover:
• what they have in common, and
• how you can think ahead / plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Gather or update paperwork (certificates, attests, statements, resumes, etc.) and information usually required by calls such this one;
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal / project. Start NOW!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
7. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse, this website and/or its Resource section.
Best regards,
Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
Aug 20
Aug 20

Thanks, Ana.