Junior Scientists Fellowship Programme (JSF)  - The African Forest Research Network

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The JSF program supports research in forest science and related areas.

The grants are open to promising African scientists affiliated to training and research institutions in Africa who have shown the potential to undertake creative and innovative research in forestry in Africa, whether individually or as a team.

Potential applicants include:

  • Active researchers in forestry science and related areas;
  • Post-doctoral or graduate researchers, including post graduate students registered abroad, but intending to undertake field research in Africa; and
  • Graduates intending to undertake research for a higher professional qualification.
  • Applicants to the Junior Scientists’ Fellowship Program should not be over 40 years at the time of application.


    Grants are awarded for up to three years and occasionally renewed only once.

    Project budget may include scientific equipment, travel and per diem for field studies, payment to data collection personnel, communication, participation in workshops and meetings, purchase of key books and other publications, and costs for publishing and sharing of information, but should not include stipends, salaries, and maintenance of four wheel-drives nor travels outside Africa.

    The total grant per applicant in the Junior Scientists’ Fellowship is USD 8,000.

    Deadlines: 31st March and 30th September of each year.

    For more information and application materials, see: Junior Scientists Fellowship Programme (JSF) Website
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