British Institute in East Africa application form | How to apply.
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British Institute in East Africa
The British Institute in East Africa (BIEA) Thematic Research Grants 2021/2022 application details have been published here. All Eligible and Interested applicants may apply online for this opportunity before the application deadline-closing date.
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Details of BIEA
Every year the British Institute in Eastern Africa (BIEA) invites applications for our small Thematic Research Grants. These funds are usually dispersed through two calls for applications per year. This is the first call for applications in the 2021/22 year.
The BIEA invites applications for funding for original research projects in any discipline in the humanities and social sciences in eastern Africa. Projects that fall outside of these disciplinary areas are not considered (for example, we do not fund projects in STEM subjects).
However, projects in Africa beyond eastern Africa may be considered. We define eastern Africa as stretching from Sudan down to Mozambique, and Zambia across to Madagascar. We particularly welcome applications from researchers or research teams who have limited access to other sources of funds, and which engage with one or more of the following thematic areas. Priority is given to researchers based in the UK or eastern Africa.
- Epidemics, pandemics, and epizootics
- Citizens and science
- Knowing environments
- Technologies of politics
- Urban lives
- Retelling the past
The BIEA seeks to support early career researchers and scholars in eastern Africa, and is keen to fund small projects that lay the ground for larger projects. Researchers may include postgraduate students in eastern African or the UK; people who have not followed conventional research careers but whose local knowledge or contacts make them well-fitted to conduct high-quality research; and/or collaborative projects which might involve more established scholars but where the resources are ring-fenced for early career or Africa-based project partners.
The grant should contribute towards actual research costs and not include institutional overheads, equipment, and the applicant’s stipend or publication costs. Priority is given to researchers based in the UK or eastern Africa.
The application form with details of supporting documents required can be downloaded here.
Successful applicants will be notified one month after the closing date. If you have not heard from us by then, please consider your application not successful this time.
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