Deadline: June 10, 2018
Applications are being accepted for the Congo Basin Grant Program (CBGP) 2018. The CBGP has been established to provide competitive research grants 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. While efforts are underway to conserve this invaluable region, habitat conversion, mineral extraction, forest degradation and deforestation continue at accelerating rates. Furthermore, the Congo Basin in particular is predicted to be most severely affected by climate change. To meet these growing challenges, Central Africa desperately needs a new generation of environmental and conservation experts. These small research grants are designed to support young Africans in their research.
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.
- Grants of up to $5,000 USD
- Open to African graduate students and early career professionals working in the areas of biodiversity, conservation and environmental sustainability in the Congo Basin region;
- Applicants should be a resident of one of the following countries: Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic and Uganda;
- Should be 35 years of age or younger and
- Be enrolled in a graduate program or hold a professional position.
For more information, visit CARN Congo Basin Grant Program.