Call for Field Research Grants

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Call for Field Research Grants: The French Embassy in Accra, and the Institute for Research in Africa (IFRA-Nigeria) offer small grants to assist Ghanaian graduate students to undertake field research in Ghana in the social sciences and humanities.

Field Research Grants Eligibility

Master & M.Phil students currently registered in a Ghanaian university. Candidates must be Ghanaian nationals. Applications may be submitted on any subject within the humanities and social sciences, vid.: Political Science, Sociology, Anthropology, Archaeology, History, Geography, Development studies, Peace & Conflict Studies.

Field Research Grants Limitations: These grants are designed as partial funding to assist in the realization of fieldwork. The amount requested may not exceed 1000 Ghana Cedis.

Field Research Grants Calendar: All applications must be sent by e-mail before the 15th of April to: Dr. Gérard Chouin, Director – IFRA – ghanagrants [at]

Shortlisted candidates usually take part in a methodological workshop in Accra. The fieldwork subsidized by the grant is expected to take place from June to September. A preliminary report will be submitted by the grantees by October, prior to the final seminar which will take place by the end of October.

Field Research Grants Guidelines

Requests for funding MUST respect the guidelines or will not be considered. Guidelines are available in the full call for research proposal downloadable at the IFRA-Nigéria website; see below.

Gérard Chouin


Institute of African Studies

University of Ibadan

Ibadan, Oyo State


Email: director [at]

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