2015 Congo Basin Grant Program for African Graduate Students & Early Career Professionals ($5,000 USD Grant)

Application Deadline: May 1st 2015

The Congo Basin Grant Program (CBGP) has been established to provide competitive research grants of up to $5,000 USD for African graduate students and early career professionals working in the areas of biodiversity, conservation and environmental sustainability in the Congo Basin region.

Conservation Action Research Network (CARN) established the Congo Basin Grant Program in 2014 to support and encourage young African scientists to conduct novel conservation research and management activities that address the critical challenges facing wildlife, biodiversity and ecosystem health in the Congo Basin.

Critically, these small grants can build the foundation for young African researchers to become independent, providing “bridge funding” that allows them to compete in larger international arenas


  • Resident of one of the following countries: Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic and Uganda.
  • 35 years of age or younger
  • Enrolled in a graduate program or hold a professional position


To complete your application you will need:

  1. Contact Information
  2. Description of Proposed Project
  3. Budget (not to exceed $5,000 USD)
  4. Curriculum Vitae and Two Letters of Reference

Apply Now for the Congo Basin Grant Program

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Congo Basin Grant Program


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