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Are you a young African interested in getting a Doctoral degree in the field of Biodiversity conservation and sustainable Agriculture in Africa?

Then apply for the AGNES-BAYER Science Foundation Research Grant and be lucky enough to be awarded a grant worth EUR 7000 to support your field work activities for your research.

Application Deadline: June 30th 2021

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Benefits

  • The Grant aims to support African PhD students for field work activities. A maximum Grant of EUR 7000 will be awarded to each successful applicant.

Eligibility

  • Direct applications from junior researchers having published at least 1 scientific paper (in a non-predatory journal) will be considered for the grant. 
  • The applicant should be from Biodiversity conservation and/or Sustainable Agriculture discipline. 
  • He/she must be officially registered for Doctoral degree at a university/tertiary institute in sub-Saharan Africa, must be a national of a sub-
  • Saharan African country, and must have published at least one paper (in a non-predatory journal). 
  • Applicants must demonstrate clearly that their work is relevant to development in sub-Saharan African countries.

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Application Instructions

  • Required Documents (Maximum size= 8Mb) Complete applications must include the following:
  1. a) A short research/project proposal (not more than 5 pages) from the junior scientist (applicant) with a short outline of the proposed field work activities and a work schedule for achieving the objectives of the research project.
  2. b) A standard CV of the applicant (use the template attached) and official proof of registration for the postgraduate degree (only current Doctoral students are eligible).
  3. c) A copy of the official Academic transcripts of the applicant, reflecting the grades obtained in the undergraduate and any postgraduate study. Please supply the official explanation of the grading system.
  4. d) A list of published articles in non-predatory journals (include an e-copy or screenshot of at least the Title/Author page).
  5. e) A detailed budget of the planned activities.

Use this format for sending Application

Applications should be sent here:

  • info@agnes-h.org
  • Cc: zgetenga@gmail.com and zachary.getenga@mksu.ac.ke
  • Subject: “AGNES-BAYER Science Foundation Research Grant for Biodiversity 
  • Conservation & Sustainable Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa”

Attachments:

  1. All the required documents listed in IV above, preferably in PDF format.
  2. All supporting documents must be labelled with your surname.
  3. All files (TOTAL) size should not be more than 8MB.Message:

Please find attached my application for the “2021_AGNES-BAYER Research Grant for Biodiversity Conservation & Sustainable Agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa”.

Thank you.

Candidate’s name and address

About the AGNES-BAYER Science Foundation Research Grant

The AGNES-BAYER Research Grant for Biodiversity Conservation & Sustainable Agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa enables doctoral students from sub-Saharan African countries to undertake outstanding research activities in the field of Biodiversity conservation and sustainable agriculture. 

The proposed activities must be part of the doctoral research, including but not limited to field experiment and data collection or laboratory studies. Eligible junior researchers need to demonstrate the relevance of their work to further development of their home countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

Key Dates and Order of Program

  • All applications MUST reach the AGNES desk by June 30th, 2021 at 00.00 GMT. All applications MUST be submitted in English.
  • Selection meeting will be held in July 2021 and only selected candidates will be notified.
  • Commencement of research activities will be earliest on the 15th of August 2021 and latest the 30th of October 2021.
  • Selection meeting will be held in July 2021 and only selected candidates will be notified.
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