Scholars from selected African countries are now invited to apply the Congo Basin Grant Program (CBGP). To be eligible, the candidates should be working in the areas of biodiversity, conservation and environmental sustainability in the Congo Basin region. This research grant offers up to $5,000. To apply, the completed application form must be submitted no later than 15 May 2015.
The Congo Basin rainforests comprise one of the most important centers of biodiversity in the world and harbor an estimated 20% of all known species of plants and animals. While efforts are underway to implement conservation projects, habitat conversion, mineral extraction, forest degradation and deforestation continue at accelerating rates. Exacerbating these threats, the African continent, and the Congo Basin in particular, is predicted as one of the regions to be most severely affected by climate change. Recent projections suggest rainfall patterns will change dramatically and 50% of African mammals are at risk of extinction if the rise in mean global temperature exceeds 3°C, an increase predicted to occur by the end of the century (IPCC 2014).
The successful applicants may expect to receive up to $5,000.
Level and Area of Studies
Research program in the field of biodiversity, conservation and environmental sustainability in the Congo Basin region.
Place of Study
The research can be taken in Congo Basin.
Eligibility and Criteria
To be eligible, the applicant should meet all of the qualifications as follow:
- Resident of one of the eligible countries below.
- 35 years of age or younger
- Enrolled in a graduate program or hold a professional position.
Only those coming from the selected African countries below will be considered:
Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic and Uganda.
The application should be made online. Please see the detail instruction at the link below.
15 May 2017.