JWO Research Grant for African Environmental Scientists ( Up to $150,000 Grant )

JWO Research Grant for African Environmental Scientists ( Up to $150,000 Grant )

Call For Applications: JWO Research Grant for African Environmental Scientists ( Up to $150,000 Grant )

The JWO Research Grant has been instrumental in advancing vital research initiatives across the continent. As it approaches almost a decade of existence, the JWO Grant aims to attract a greater number of early-career scientists to apply in 2024, offering them the opportunity to potentially receive a transformative award.

Over the past five years, early-career scholars and scientists specializing in various environmental disciplines such as biodiversity, microplastics, and disease vectors have eagerly sought this grant to explore innovative research topics aimed at addressing the unique challenges confronting Africa’s natural environment.

The JWO Grant has evolved into a significant source of support for researchers and individuals committed to fostering a better, more economically and environmentally sustainable Africa. This program not only drives positive change but also empowers early-career scientists to address the pressing climate crises of our time. In its sixth year, JWO is calling upon early-career African scientists to apply and put forward their ground-breaking research for a chance to make a lasting impact.

Grant Eligibility

  1. The lead applicant should be an early-career African scientist with strong links to a credible African institution and proposing to conduct research on the continent.
  2. The 2024 JWO Research Grant encourages transdisciplinary research applications that demonstrate a strong link to biodiversity and conservation.
  3. The applicant must hold a degree (PhD) and should have no more than seven years of work and/or research experience post-degree (excluding career breaks, including family-related breaks).
  4. The institution must have a proven ability to manage funding and subscribes to good financial grant practices.
  5. The institutional affiliation may be academic, research, government, NGO, or for-profit organization.

Grant Award 

The 2024 JWO grant of $150,000 (USD) will be awarded to one successful applicant. The grant will support a research program of up to three years.

There will be an annual call for new applications (previously funded research will not be eligible), and the grant recipient will be announced at the Oppenheimer Research Conference.

Deadline: 3rd of May 2024.

Click HERE to Apply