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Grant Opportunities: Call for Applications – Moses Mapesa Research Grant

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Deadline: 3-Jul-22

The African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) is pleased to announce the Moses Mapesa Research Grant to support African Doctoral and Masters Students in the field of natural and cultural heritage.

Focus Area

  • The award will support research projects focused on the following topics related to a World Heritage or a tentative listed site in Africa:
    • Traditional Management Systems;
    • Risk management and preparedness;
    • Heritage in Conflict and Post-conflict situations;
    • Heritage management and conservation;
    • Heritage and Climate Change;
    • Heritage and Economics/Entrepreneurship;
    • Heritage and Sustainable Development;
    • Heritage Promotion and Awareness;
    • Heritage and Digital Technologies;
    • Heritage and Law.

Funding Information

  • Grant amounts will vary depending on research proposals, with a maximum award of USD Five Thousand (5,000.00).
  • The fieldwork research needs to be conducted in no longer than 9 months from the signature of the contract (May 2022 to February 2023).

Eligibility Criteria

  • The call is open to students who are:
    • Currently or will be registered in 2023 in a Doctoral or Masters programme (Masters 2 for Francophone countries) at an African university and conducting dissertation research in the field of either natural or cultural heritage at an African World Heritage Site;
    • Fluent in English, French or Portuguese;
    • Citizens of an African Union Member State which is party to the World Heritage Convention.

Grant Requirements

  • If a student is awarded a grant, they are required to submit a longer research description at the beginning of the grant (along with proof of registration for the degree) and, at the end, a final report with the research results or dissertation/thesis at the final stage as well as a financial report. All documents must be presented in either French, English or Portuguese.

Please note that students who do not complete the research within the contractual timeframe will be required to reimburse the grant to the AWHF.

For more information, visit https://awhf.net/call-for-proposals-conservation-and-moses-mapesa-research-grants/

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