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Below is a listing of Granting Institutions and contact information for support of research and other activities in Africa.  For additional information on a specific type of funding please contact the associated granting foundation. 

For more information about funding sources, please visit the funding database of the Tropical Biology Association:

The online Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) Sourcebook on funding for sustainable forest management has been developed to help users locate efficiently global funding sources for sustainable forest management:

As part of this initiative, FAO CPF team compiles the "Forestry Funding News", an electronic newsletter that provides regular updates on forestry funding opportunities worldwide. It can be accessed at:

Organization/Source of Funding

Funding Type and Amount


CAS-TWAS Fellowships for Visiting Scholars in China

CAS will provide a stipend to cover food, accommodation and emergency medical aid; international travel (return economy class fare by shortest route) will be covered by TWAS

Applications should be received by 31 August of each year

American Government Fellows Program (civil servant exchange program)

The program covers airfare, lodging, living allowance, and health insurance for the Fellow only. The Fellow’s organization in his/her country will cover the salary during the fellowship period.

Applications are received on a rolling basis.

2007-2008 Charlotte Conservation Fellows scholarship program

AWF is offering scholarships for full MSc or partial Ph.D. programs;each scholarship is valued at a maximum cost of US$25,000

Applications must be received by June 30, 2007

Alcoa Foundation's Conservation and Sustainability Fellowship Program

Practitioner Fellows for six to twelve months research projects

Applications need to be submitted by May 31, 2007


CHF 10,000/People and Conservation Unit of WWF International

1st of March of every year

Africa/Asia Fund

$3,000-6,000/Lincoln Park Zoo Field Conservation Funds

1st of October (Rough Proposal/ 15th of December (Final Proposal)

Russell E. Train Fellowships


No official deadline

Leakey Foundation General Research Grants

$3,000-12,000/Leakey Foundation

Granting cycles occur every six months with deadlines on either January 5 or August 15.

Postgraduate Training Fellowships for Women Scientists

Third World Organization for Women in Science


CLEIAA* Professional Development Fellowship Program

$10,000/EIA Professional Capacity in Africa

7th of May 2004

Ramsar Small Grants Fund



IUCN - Small Grants for Wetlands Program



Alcan Prize for Sustainability



American Primatology Society


All Year Round

Conservation International's CEPF (Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund

Mostly applicable for Conservation related organizations. Amount Ranges from 10,000-300,000


Science in Africa an online magazine that offers information on research grant opportunities in science research

varies with each organization

varies with each organization

West African Research Association

Grants begin from $4,000

Fellowships and grants posted are for 2004-2005. Deadlines differ for each research category

Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation

$50,001 up to $500,000

The deadline for grant applications is the second Thursday of June in the year preceeding the awarding of funds.

Global Developmental Network

Various grants and scholarships are available for different regions in Africa


Earthwatch Institute

$16,000 and $48,000

applications are due one before anticipated research initiation.

P.E.O. Sisterhood: International Peace Scholarship Fund

Not more than 6,000 for one year

December 15 is deadline for eligibility assessment; 31 Jan is deadline for applications.