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News Grants for Ecologists in Africa (from the British Ecological Society)

This grant provides support of up to £8,000 for ecologists in Africa to carry out innovative ecological research.

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Source British Ecological Society
Release date 05/02/2020
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This grant provides support for Ecologists in Africa to carry out innovative ecological research. We recognise that ecologists in Africa face unique challenges in carrying out research; our 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. We support excellent ecological science in Africa by funding services and equipment.


The first grant round of 2020 is now OPEN with a deadline of 17:00 (GMT) Friday 20 March. 

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

Eligibility and Conditions

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

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

See website for more information.