Agate Project’s Research Grant Program – Africa
Applicants are now being invited to submit their applications for the Agate Project’s Research Grant Program to provide support to researchers in their projects.
- The maximum budget is AU$ 10,000 for one year.
- The research grant may be allocated up to the submitted budget but may be less than the initial requested amount.
- Start of the Project: The Research project needs to start not more than 6 months after the initial award and not last more than one year from that date.
Use of funds
- Stipends, analytical costs, fieldwork, small equipment items including software, conference costs to present Agate-funded research results, Publication costs, bench fees, other research costs with justification.
Funds cannot be used for
- Computer hardware, bench fees, conference registration fees unrelated to the current project, travel to conferences, departmental costs/overheads, access charges, medical insurance, excess baggage, expenses relating to accompanying dependents, and costs incurred by project participants not associated with the applicant organisations.
- The scheme is open to all researchers based in African Universities who are meeting the eligibility criteria.
- Applicants need to be a citizen of an African country
- Applicants need to have completed a PhD in the last 10 years
- Applicants cannot submit more than one application per round
- Applicants who received grants in 2021 are not eligible
- Students may not apply but are eligible for the Student Scholarship Fund
- The research focus can be any subject matter within the earth and planetary sciences.
- The Grant Scheme Proposal online application form needs to be completed and sent with all requested documents before the application deadline
- No more than one grant will be awarded per organisation
- This year an additional grant will be awarded to a WAXI-affiliated project excluding WAXI module leaders however you do NOT have to be a WAXI partner to apply for an Agate Project Research Grant.
For more information, visit Agate Project.