START's Africa Initiative (AI) seeks Pre-Proposals from African scientists for one-year projects on global environmental change in Africa.
Proposed research must be field-based and should seek to address substantive policy-relevant challenges facing African policymakers in one or more of the AI areas of conflict resolution, energy, food security, health, migration, and the cross-cutting theme of climate change.
Special consideration will be given to proposals that are amenable to cross-country comparison and develop benchmarks for measuring policy outcomes.
Particular attention will be given to proposals that deal with one or more of the following topics:
The Africa Initiative encourages proposals from relevant fields of physical sciences and social sciences. Eligible applicants are African-based scholars, and early-to-mid-career Canadian-based researchers.
Applicants must have a post-graduate degree or be in the advanced stages of a doctoral program.
While the Africa Initiative will give due consideration to any proposal consistent with the overall aim of this project, special consideration will be given to proposed research that:
African Small Grants Amount: CAD$15,000
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