Female researcher’s grant 2021: Call for applications

The aim of the grant is to promote female researchers at all stages of their careers. Support is given to creative scientific ideas that fit the content of the CRC in the broadest sense and are not covered yet. Hereby, applications from all connected sciences are welcome. The grant is designed to enable female researchers to gain more visibility, expand a network, or build more expertise.

 The CRC studies newly emerging issues of social-ecological transformation and future-making in Africa, taking social-ecological transformation in rural Africa as its starting point. These transforma­tions focus on conservation, intensification, and infrastructure in three priority countries: Kenya, Namibia, and Tanzania. Social-ecological transformation is conceptualized as an expression of “future-making” and studied from various disciplines.

The amount of the grant is 5000 Euro. Depending on the needs, the grant is awarded to one female scientist or split among several applicants. The money may be used for research-related expenses, but not for living costs. It may be spent on travel expenses, consumables, fees, and assistance or services. All expenditures are first reviewed for funding eligibility by the Department of Research Management at the University of Cologne. The research project must take place this year as all receipts must be submitted by early December 2021.

We welcome applications from female master students, Ph.D. students, Postdocs, and Junior Professors who are part of or associated with the Collaborative Research Center „Future Rural Africa“. Applications from scientists from the CRC´s African partner countries are strongly encouraged. Candidates must include a description of the research idea and its implementation (about 2 pages), a description of the required funds, and a CV of the applicant. The deadline for applications is May 09, 2021. Applications should be sent via email in PDF format to crc228-genderboard@uni-koeln.de

A jury consisting of the gender board of the CRC will evaluate the applications and select the projects that receive funding. We are very much looking forward to creative proposals! If you have questions concerning the application, please do not hesitate to contact us: crc228-genderboard@uni-koeln.de.

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