Funding calls from across our networks

All research calls and funding opportunities from across our networks, with an African focus.     


John Lawson prize 

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) 

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African wildlife rapid action grants 

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 

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Africa fellowship programme 

World Bank 

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) 

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Science by Women Programme 

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) 

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Travel Grants 

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) 

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