2015 SABMiller Royal Society Exchange Programme for African Scientists In UK)

Application Deadline: April 30 2015

The SABMiller Royal Society Exchange Programme will provide awards of three years’ duration to enable African scientists in sub-Saharan Africa to partner with UK-based institutions.

The SABMiller Royal Society Exchange Programme, aimed at supporting collaborative research projects between researchers in the UK and researchers in sub-Saharan Africa. The programme will focus on, but not be restricted to Ghana and Tanzania.

The SABMiller Royal Society Exchange Programme will concentrate on three research areas:

  • Water and Sanitation – including water engineering and irrigation, waste water management, and other related projects
  • Agriculture (except animal or veterinary science) and Crop Science (land, soil management and crop production)
  • Renewable Energy – including solar-/wind-/hydro-energies, energy capture and storage and other related projects

Eligibility requirements

The applicant must:

  • have a PhD or equivalent research experience
  • hold a permanent or fixed term contract in an eligible university or research institute which must span the duration of the project
  • Countries Covered: Sub-Saharan Africa but with a focus on, but not limited to Ghana and Tanzania

Collaborations should be based on a single project between “the applicant” (UK based scientist) and “co-applicant” (African based scientist).

Value and tenure

The award will cover the costs of:

  • travel and subsistence up to £5,000 per year for training purposes
  • funds up to £2,000 per year for research costs

The award lasts for 3 years. The total value of the award over 3 years is £21,000.


  • Application Deadline: April 30th 2015
  • Results Available: Results will be released by email in August 2015
  • Start Date: The Award must start between 1 September 2015 and 31 March 2016

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the SABMiller Royal Society Exchange Programme


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