|Donor:||British Ecological Society (BES)|
|Application procedure:||Online Application|
|Donor base:||United Kingdom|
|Eligible applicants:||Individual, Non-Profit Organisation|
|Grant size:||Small - up to $100,000|
|Minimum grant size:||-|
|Total available budget:||-|
|Maximum grant size:||10.000GBP|
|Funding ratio:||up to 100%|
- Environment & Natural Resources
- Research, Technology & Innovation
Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, 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, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Established in 1913, the vision of the British Ecological Society (BES) is for a world inspired, informed and influenced by ecology. With a mission to generate, communicate and promote ecological knowledge and solutions, they have various strategic goals: (1) communicate world-leading ecological science; (2) generate, synthesise and exchange ecological knowledge; (3) share the excitement and relevance of ecology; (4) inspire, engage and recognise talent; and (5) build a sustainable, resilient and efficient society.
This grant provides support for Ecologists in Africa to carry out innovative ecological research. They 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. They support excellent ecological science in Africa by funding services and equipment. You should demonstrate that you 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, you should demonstrate close links with those you propose to visit. 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.
In order to eligible the applicants must: (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; and (4) carry out the research in a country in Africa or its associated islands.
Actions must take place in Africa.
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. The proposed work must be completed within 18 months.
Applicants can register and submit their applications online. Applications for the first round of funding will close March 15th 2023.