The grants are designed to contribute to the development of the social sciences in Africa, and the continuous renewal and strengthening of research capacities in African universities through the funding of primary research conducted by post-graduate students and professionals.
In this connection, candidates whose applications are successful are encouraged to use the resources available under the grants to cover the cost of their fieldwork, the acquisition of books and documents, the processing of data which they have collected and the printing of their thesis/dissertation.
As the Council has a strong interest in encouraging African researchers to engage one another on a sustained basis, recipients of the small grants will also be supported to order books and journals produced by African scholarly publishers, including Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) itself.
They will also be encouraged to apply to attend Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) research methodology workshops.
The Programme is open to graduate students and professionals currently registered in African universities preparing their theses and dissertations in all social science fields and in other disciplines involving social or economic analysis.
Small Grants Eligibility: The CODESRIA Small Grants Programme is opened to students currently registered in African universities, and preparing their research in all social science fields and other disciplines involving social or economic analysis. Preference is given to PhD and Master students.
Small Grants Application Procedures: Grants are awarded solely on merit, that is, on the strength of each individual application received by CODESRIA. All applicants are required to use the application forms designed by CODESRIA.
The application forms can also be downloaded from the CODESRIA website (see links below). In filling out the forms, applicants are requested to bear the following guidelines in mind.
Please note that any application submitted without a duly completed application form will automatically be dismissed.
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