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The British Ecological Society (BES) makes grants for ecologists in Africa to carry out innovative ecological research. This grant provides support for Ecologists in Africa to carry out innovative ecological research. BES recognizes 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 internationally. The fund supports excellent ecological science in Africa by funding services and equipment.


The maximum value of a grant is £8000 for research. An additional sum up to £2000 may be requested to fund travel to help grantees develop connections with other ecologists outside their usual peer groups.


  • Applicants must be scientists and citizens 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 a MSc or equivalent degree; must be working for a university or research institution in Africa (including field centers, NGOs, museums etc.) that provides basic research facilities and carry out the research in a country in Africa or its associated islands.
  • Countries exclude; Botswana, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Libya, Namibia and South Africa

The application deadline is on 19 March 2021

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