British Ecological Society Ecologists In Africa 2017 Grants / Scholarship
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.
Course Level: Grants are available to pursue research.
Study Subject: This grant provides support for ecologists in Africa to carry out innovative ecological research.
Scholarship Award: 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.
Number of Scholarships: Not Known
Scholarship can be taken in Africa and Abroad
Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:
- 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
Nationality: 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.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have at least an MSc or equivalent degree.
English 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.
How to Apply: When applications open, register/log into our online grants system, complete your contact details, and navigate to ‘Your Applications’.
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.
Application Deadline: Application deadline is September 11, 2017.