Deadline: July 31, 2022

Future rural Africa“ is an interdisciplinary collaborative research center funded by the German Research Council (DFG) involving geographers, anthropologists, political scientists, agroeconomists, soil scientists and ecologists from the Universities of Bonn and Cologne as well as external partners to address large-scale land use change and related social-ecological transformations along growth corridors in Eastern and Southern Africa. This year, they are pleased to announce two Female Researcher’s Grants.

The aim of the grants is to promote female researchers at all stages of their careers. Support is given to creative scientific ideas that fit the content of the CRC in the broadest sense and are not covered yet. Hereby, applications from all connected sciences are welcome. The grants are designed to enable female researchers to gain more visibility, expand a network, or build more expertise.

The CRC studies newly emerging issues of social-ecological transformation and future-making in Africa, taking social-ecological transformation in rural Africa as its starting point. These transformations focus on conservation, intensification, and infrastructure in three priority countries: Kenya, Namibia and Tanzania. Social-ecological transformation is conceptualized as an expression of “future-making” and studied from various disciplines.


African Countries


  • Grant worth 5000 Euro that can be used for research and travel expenses but not for living.


  • Applicants should be female master students, PhD students, Postdocs and Junior Professors who are part of or associated with the Collaborative Research Center Future Rural Africa.

Eligible Regions: Africa

Application Process

  • Candidates must include a description of the research idea and its implementation (about 2 pages),
  • A description of the required funds and a CV of the applicant.
  • Applications should be sent via email in PDF format to

Click Here To Apply

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