Research Grants for Africans

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Africa Initiative Graduate Research Grant for Africans:

 

Africa Initiative Graduate Research Grant program supports short-term academic for students enrolled in a master’s or doctorate in African universities.

The program provides grants of up to CAD $ 10,000 each to fifteen students per year to conduct research for up to four months in some Canadian universities.

An additional award of $ 1,000 will also be awarded to the best research paper produced by a beneficiary of the subsidy.

The program is building capacity by giving bright and motivated students and scholars an opportunity to discover and communicate new knowledge in an intercultural experience.

Funded research focuses on the thematic areas of Africa Initiative of conflict resolution, energy, food security, health and migration, with special attention to cross-cutting issues of climate change.

The Africa Initiative Graduate Research Grant for Africans  is currently accepting applications for research to be carried out between September and December.

Grantees are expected to self-identify professors and experts they would like to work with universities in Canada and will be required to submit an official letter of support from the university where they want to be based in their application grant.

Research Grant for Africans Eligibility:

must be a Master’s or PhD student enrolled in an African university *
must be in good academic standing (with at least one set B, or equivalent, standing)
proposed research must be original and timely, and should focus on one of the thematic areas of Africa Initiative of conflict resolution, energy, food security, health and migration, paying particular attention to cross-cutting issue of climate change

Research Grant for Africans Requirements Scholarship:

application form duly filled
proposal (maximum 5 pages) summarizing research graduate of the applicant, including research objectives, methodology and expected results and outcomes, a timeline and a proposed research plan in Canada, and an overview of the capacity the involvement of the host institution contacts “with the applicant’s work in Canada
a letter of support from the university the applicant plans to be based on (a letter of support from the host university inviting the applicant as a visiting scholar or a letter of acceptance from the university home, inviting the applicant as an exchange student)
current CV
university transcript
two letters of recommendation (one letter from the applicant’s academic and an additional letter from other academic or professional sources)
passport scan
writing sample (can be any research paper writing signed by the applicant)

Program Expectations: Participants must provide content for Africa Initiative Africa Portal on a regular basis during their internship and write a research paper for the major portal at the end of their internship.

To apply: http://www.africaportal.org/exchange

 

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