Africa Initiative Graduate Research Grant
Students enrolled in a university in Canada
The Africa Initiative Graduate Research Grant program supports short-term academic placements for students enrolled in a Master’s and PhD program at a university in Canada. The program offers grants of up to CAD$10,000 each to fifteen students per year to conduct field-based research for up to three months in Africa.
Please refer to the program guidelines for detailed information about the application process and program requirements.
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Application requirements (all documents must be in English)
NOTE: The grant is available for research in the countries listed below. Proposals will not be approved in regions with travel advisories by the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) recommending to avoid non-essential or all travel. The grant may be withheld if a travel advisory arises after concession of the grant and before travel. For up-to-date information and travel advisories, visit: www.voyage.gc.ca/countries_pays/menu-eng.asp
Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Djibouti, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia
Applications must be submitted by the application deadline via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Application materials must be submitted in a single email (with the exception of references) with each attachment clearly titled. The Africa Initiative will acknowledge receipt of all applications within 48 hours of receipt.
Participants are expected to author three backgrounders for the Africa Portal during their placement and write one major research paper.
All inquiries can be addressed to:
Ibi Brown (Ms.)
Exchange Program Coordinator, The Centre for International Governance Innovation
2011 Africa Initiative Graduate Research Grant Recipients (Canada)
Bailey, Julia An ethnography of social complexity, food security and drought in Maasai areas (Kenya)
Birks, Katherine The effect of a caregiver microcredit-nutrition education intervention on child feeding behaviours in Ghana
Blythe, Jessica Climate change vulnerability, adaptation, and community resiliency in coastal Mozambique
Clayton, Ashley A qualitative study on the impacts of land grabbing on food sovereignty in Madagascar
Daku, Mark The political determinants of HIV/AIDS policies in South Africa
Dixon, Jenna Gender-based analysis of access and use of the Ghana national health insurance scheme
Harper, Sherilee Indigenous resiliency to climate change and mitigation impacts on waterborne disease (Uganda)
Henley, Phaedra Exposure to pesticides and its impact on the health of residents from floriculture communities in Kenya
Lee, Laura Social suffering and the sexual health of youth-headed households (Kenya)
Mitchell, Matthew Rethinking the migration-conflict nexus: Insights from the cocoa regions in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana
Osano, Philip Payments for ecosystem services and implication for poverty reduction among pastoral communities (Kenya)
Rachlis, Beth Profiling defaulters from antiretroviral therapy and improving effectiveness of patient tracing measures (Malawi)
Rawat, Angeli Quantifying integration of HIV-related services in primary health care clinics in Free State, South Africa
Steflja, Izabela Reconciliation and domestic responses to the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
Wallace, Ashley Women's experiences in maternal health care with low utilization of skilled attendants (Uganda)