2016 Congo Basin Grant Program for African Graduate Students & Early Career Professionals ($5,000 USD Grant)

Application Deadline: May 1st 2016

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.

The Congo Basin rainforests comprise one of the most important centers of biodiversity in the world and harbor an estimated 20% of all known species of plants and animals.

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.

Most importantly, small research grants will encourage and provide a means for young Africans to remain engaged in their research and stay in their native countries to practice their trades.

Eligibility

  • 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

Application
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 2016

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Congo Basin Grant Program 2016

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