Aspire Grant Program for Young African Graduate Students

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Applications are invited from suitably qualified young African graduate students and early career professionals working in the area of biodiversity, conservation and environmental sustainability in the Congo Basin region for the Aspire Grant Program.

The Grant program provides competitive research grants of up to $5,000 USD to the successful grant holders. The grant is sponsored by the Conservation Action Research Network (CARN) which is aimed at supporting and encouraging young African scientists to conduct novel conservation research.

Aspire Grant Program for Africans | DETAILS

CARN established the Aspire 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 Criteria

To be eligible for the Aspire Grant Program 2022 for young Africans, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • 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.
  • 35 years of age or younger
  • Enrolled in a graduate program or hold a professional position

How to Apply

All Interested applicants for the Aspire Grant Program 2022 are to complete an online application and provide all the required documents on or before the application deadline. Incomplete application will not be considered.

Application Deadline: June 15th, 2022

Visit the Official Website for Further Details