Funding and Opportunities

Funding for Research

The British Institute in Eastern Africa invites applications for funding for research projects in the following thematic areas:

  1. Citizens and science
  2. Knowing environments
  3. Technologies of politics
  4. Urban lives
  5. Retelling the past.

BIEA research funding is available to support original research within these thematic areas in any discipline in the humanities and social sciences across the region. Funding is normally between £500 and £1000.

Research Funding

Graduate Attachment Scheme

Graduate attachments offer recent graduates with an interest in further studies in Africa the opportunity to gain practical experience of research. Around eight attachments are offered each year. Placements are between 3 and 6 months long.

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Humanities Research Fellowship

Some text about the Humanities Research Fellowship here.

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Other Sources for Funding & Opportunities

We will advertise through our blog any opportunities that come up with our partner institutions. The following opportunities are ongoing and may be of interest to researchers.

Endangered heritage emergency fundsBIEA has set aside a modest annual fund to help protect heritage – material and intangible – that is in imminent danger. These funds are limited; enquiries about support from this fund should be directed in the first instance to the BIEA director ([email protected]).

University Of Cambridge’s Cambridge-Africa Alborada Research Fund

University Of Cambridge’s Centre of African Studies Cambridge/Africa Collaborative Research Programme Visiting Research Fellowships

University of Oxford’s African Studies Centre offers several options of African Studies Scholarships

The Africa Desk portal aggregates several sources of research funding, including the BIEA.