All research calls and funding opportunities from across our networks, with an African focus.
African Bird Club
This supports larger conservation projects on ornithology in Africa. A smaller number of awards, each worth up to £5,000, are available each year.
Closing date: 28 Feb 21
More information: https://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1179207
Research project grants on humanities, social sciences and library science in Namibia and southern Africa
Carl Schlettwein Foundation | Carl Schlettwein Stiftung
These support research projects and events with a focus on Namibia or southern Africa.
Closing date: 28 Feb 21
More information: https://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/2109774
Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust
These support projects relating to wildlife and environmental conservation, reproductive health and charitable activities in the county of Sussex. Large grants are worth over £10,001.
Closing date: 04 Mar 21
More information: https://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/2418338
Royal Society of Edinburgh
These enable graduate engineers to pursue studies on any aspect of engineering, including computer and software engineering, in any part of the world except the UK. Scholarships are worth £1,250 each per month for up to six months.
Closing date: 05 Mar 21 (Forecast)
More information: https://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/245561
Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa
This supports African scholars in the diaspora in spending time in an African university to undertake specific academic activities aimed at strengthening teaching and research in either the social sciences, humanities or higher education studies. Fellowships are worth up to USD 250 per day for visits between two weeks and three months.
Closing date: 10 Mar 21 (Forecast)
More information: https://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/2222764
Dutch Research Council | Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek
This supports scientific activities organised with researchers in countries with which the Netherlands wishes to intensify diplomatic relations. Grants are worth up to €20,000 each to contribute to material costs, travel and accommodation costs.
Closing date: 10 Mar 21 (Forecast)
More information: https://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/2336654
German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety | Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit
These support collaborative projects on climate protection and the conservation of biodiversity. Grants are worth between €5 million and €30m for up to eight years.
Closing date: 10 Mar 21
More information: https://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/2483436
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
This provides participants with an intensive learning opportunity to strengthen participants’ skills to contribute to the protection and promotion of civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of people of African descent. Fellowships cover travel, health insurance, accommodation and living expenses for the programme.
Closing date: 22 Mar 21 (Forecast)
More information: https://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1059940
Royal Anthropological Institute
This recognises a piece of work on African anthropology. The prize is worth £750.
Closing date: 31 Mar 21
More information: https://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/246561
Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining
This opportunity will be available soon. The next call is expected to open in December 2020. The following information is subject to change. This fellowship enables young graduates from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa or the UK to pursue postgraduate study in the UK within the fields of minerals and mining. The fellowship is tenable for one year and is worth up to £2,000.
Closing date: 31 Mar 21 (Forecast)
More information: https://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1167259
This supports PhD students in computing-related fields in their 3rd year or beyond at universities in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Each Microsoft scholarship consists of a bursary of USD 15,000 for one year.
Closing date: 01 Apr 21 (Forecast)
More information: https://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/244977
Swiss National Science Foundation
This supports research collaboration between researchers in Switzerland and South Africa. The maximum project duration is three years.
Closing date: 01 Apr 21
More information: https://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/2693434
University of Oxford
These encourage the study of non-classical archaeology and general history as deduced from comparative archaeology of any country or countries of Northern Africa and the Near East. The grant is worth up to £4000.
Closing date: 15 Apr 21
More information: https://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/248625
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
This recognises research and innovation in support of economic development and social welfare in Newton Fund partner countries. The total budget is £1 million for one award per partner country and an additional prize for the project that best demonstrates knowledge and partnership working.
Closing date: 21 Apr 21 (Forecast)
More information: https://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1870267
Protein Research Foundation | Proteïnmavorsingstigting
This supports research and technology transfer to reduce reliance of the feed industry in South Africa on imported protein for animal production.
Closing date: 30 Apr 21
More information: https://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/2474769
Fondation de France
These aim to improve male-female relationships and to encourage the joint participation of men and women in decision-making in matters of sexuality, prevention and treatment. Funding is available for up to three years.
Closing date: 13 May 21 (Forecast)
More information: https://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1155336
Association for Africanist Anthropology
This recognises a book which furthers the global community of Africanist scholars and the wider interests of the African continent. The award is worth USD 1,000.
Closing date: 15 May 21 (Forecast)
More information: https://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/257954
Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa
This recognises an individual or institution whose contributions to African agriculture are forging a new era of sustainable food security and economic opportunity for all Africans. The prize is worth USD 100,000.
Closing date: 01 Jun 21 (Forecast)
More information: https://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1761117
Royal Historical Society
This supports a postgraduate historian pursuing research on African history. The scholarship is worth up to £1,000.
Closing date: 08 Jun 21 (Forecast)
More information: https://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/254739
LEO Pharma Research Foundation
This recognises young scientists who have made important contributions within the field of dermatology research. The award is worth USD 100,000.
Closing date: 22 Jun 21 (Forecast)
More information: https://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1352494
Association of Commonwealth Universities
These enable students from Commonwealth countries in conducting a two-year master’s degree. Scholarships cover tuition fees, return airfare, an arrival allowance and a regular stipend.
Closing date: 09 Jul 21 (Forecast)
More information: https://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1730616
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
This recognises an article on a topic of obstetrics or gynaecology derived from work carried out in Africa between the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn. The prize is worth £150.
Closing date: 01 Aug 21 (Forecast)
More information: https://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1243571
International Union for Conservation of Nature
These support civil society organisations and public entities engaged in the conservation of threatened species in South Africa in carrying out urgent conservation measures at local level to protect the species and their habitat. Grants are worth up to €100,000 each for a maximum period of 12 months.
Closing date: 01 Aug 21
More information: https://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/2693438
This enables young African scholars to spend a minimum of six months at the World Bank in Washington, DC, or country offices, getting hands-on experience in development work. Fellowships each include coverage of consultant fees, round-trip economy airfare and worker’s compensation insurance.
Closing date: 23 Aug 21 (Forecast)
More information: https://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/1382456
Women for Africa Foundation | Fundacion Mujeres por Africa
This enables African women researchers to spend six months in one of the participating research centres in Spain. Fellowships cover a return flight and a monthly allowance of €2,400 towards accommodation, personal expenses and insurance.
Closing date: 30 Sep 21 (Forecast)
More information: https://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/2117137
Society for Libyan Studies
These support visits to the North African region or to North African archives to undertake self-contained projects or discrete elements of larger projects. Grants are worth up to £800.
Closing date: 01 Oct 21 (Forecast)
More information: https://www.researchprofessional.com/funding/opportunity/2203919