Female Researcher’s Grant 2023: Call for Applications

Application Deadline: MAR 30, 2023

Applications are now open for the 2023 Future Rural Africa Female Researcher’s Grant.

The aim of the grant is to support female researchers at all stages of their careers. The grant is designed to enable female researchers to gain more visibility, expand a network, or build more expertise.

Funding is available for creative scientific ideas that broadly fit the content of the Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) “Future Rural Africa” and have not yet been covered. Applications from natural sciences, social science, as well as arts and humanities are welcome.

The CRC is oriented around the broad themes of social-ecological change, conservation, and shaping the future of Africa. Here, research focuses on processes of conservation, intensification, and infrastructuring in five priority countries: Kenya, Namibia, Tanzania, Zambia and Botswana. Please check the research centre’s website for more information on its scope, concepts and goals.

The amount of the grant is 5000 Euros. Depending on the needs, the grant will be awarded to one female scientist or divided among several applicants. The money can be used for research-related expenses such as travel, consumables, fees and assistance or services, but not for living expenses, hardware or software. All expenses will first be reviewed for eligibility by the Department of Research Management at the University of Cologne.

Eligibility
We welcome applications from female master’s students, doctoral students, postdocs, and junior professors. Women scientists involved in an ongoing CRC project are not eligible. Applicants are welcome from all parts of the world; applications from women scientists from the CRC’s African partner countries are strongly encouraged. The research area must be in one of the CRC research countries.

Required Documents
Applicants must include the following documents

  • a description of the research idea and its implementation (approx. 2 pages),
  • a curriculum vitae
  • a description of the resources needed.

Deadline for applications is March 30, 2023. Applications should be sent via email in PDF format to crc228-genderboard@uni-koeln.de.

Terms and Conditions

A jury consisting of the CRC Board for Gender Equality and Diversity (former: Gender Board) will evaluate the applications and select the projects that will receive funding. After the research, the winner must write a 10-page report on the research findings and give a presentation at one of the CRC’s Jour Fixe. The research must be conducted this year and all supporting documents must be submitted by December 31, 2023.

We very much look forward to receiving creative proposals! If you have any questions about the application, please do not hesitate to contact us at crc228-genderboard@uni-koeln.de.

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