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BES Ecologists Research Grant in Africa, 2013
« on: Jul 26, 2013, 07:31 PM »
British Ecological Society is funding one research grant for African Ecologists in Africa. Applicants must have an MSc or equivalent degree and working for a university or research institution in Africa. The funding covers grant for research project, travel and in some cases part of the applicant’s salary for 18 months. The online application should be submitted by 17 September 2013.

Study Subject (s): This grant is provided to study ecological research in Africa.

Course Level: This scholarship is for pursuing research programme.

Scholarship Provider: British Ecological Society

Scholarship can be taken at: Africa or its associated islands

Eligibility: Applicants must:

-be a scientist and a citizen of a country in Africa or its associated islands

-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

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: Scientist and a citizen of a country in Africa or its associated islands are eligible for this research grant.

Scholarship Description: This grant provides support for ecologists in Africa to carry out innovative ecological research. The BES recognizes that ecologists in Africa face unique challenges in carrying out ecological research and this grant is designed to provide them with support to develop their skills, experience and knowledge base as well as making connections with ecologists in the developed world.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award (s): The proposed work must be completed within 18 months.

What does it cover? 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 grantees develop connections with other ecologists outside their usual peer group. Travel funds are available for the applicant to spend time working with ecologists in developed countries where facilities and experience will help the grantee to return to their own institution. Successful applicants also receive two years of free BES membership and free online access to the Society’s journals.

Selection Criteria: The applications will be judged by a panel of reviewers on the basis of the applicant’s personal qualifications, the scientific excellence, novelty and feasibility of the proposal, and the academic and non-academic impact of the planned research. Applicants need to demonstrate that they have made connections with ecologists in a developed country that can provide advice during the proposed project. If international travel is part of the application, applicants must demonstrate the close links with those they propose to visit. Funding is available for any area of ecological science excluding research focused solely on agriculture, forestry and bio prospecting. Please note that neither purely descriptive work nor studies that might be considered incremental will be funded. The proposed project could be part of an existing programme but the application should be for a clearly defined piece of research. Researchers must also show how their research will have a wider impact beyond academia. Repeat applications, year after year for essentially the same project will be rejected.

Notification: We aim to notify applicants if they have been successful or not within two months of the deadline.

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The deadline for applications is 17 September 2013.

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BES Ecologists Research Grant in Africa, 2013
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