SABMiller Royal Society Exchange Programme for Researchers 2015

SABMiller Royal Society Exchange Programme for Researchers 2015

Deadline: April 30, 2015

The Royal Society is now accepting applications for the 2015 SABMiller Royal Society Exchange Programme through a generous funding from SABMiller plc. 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 is 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 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

Value of Award

The award will consist 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.


  • Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent research experience
  • Applicants must hold a permanent or fixed term contract in an eligible university or research institute which must span the duration of the project
  • Collaborations should be based on a single project between “the applicant” (UK based scientist) and “co-applicant” (African based scientist).
  • Applicants should ensure that they meet all the eligibility requirements, which are explained in the scheme notes.

For more information, visit SABMiller Royal Society Exchange Programme.