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Grant Opportunities: WGAPE announces Small Grant Program for African Researchers

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Deadline: 15-Oct-22

The Working Group in African Political Economy (WGAPE) is pleased to announce a Small Grant Program for junior African researchers to explore a question of interest in African political economy.

Funding can be used to support the investigators’ time, research assistance, survey or other data collection costs, data purchase or storage, travel, and other reasonable research expenses. Indirect Costs are not permissible for these grants.

They invite submissions that reflect WGAPE’s broad research agenda on the political economy of African development, including ethnic politics, civil conflict and violence, decentralization and democratization, corruption, local governance, public economics, and other related topics. Successful proposals will include a quantitative, empirical component. Research that is purely theoretical or qualitative will not be funded under this RFP; however, mixed-methods research designs will be accepted.

Funding Information
  • Individual projects may apply for funding up to $17,500.
  • Successful applicants will receive between $6,000 and $9,000 USD.
Eligibility Criteria
  • Eligibility is restricted to junior African scholars, who are pre-PhD, in a PhD program, or within five years of receiving their PhD. This refers to individuals who are (a) currently studying at a university or research institute in Africa, and/or b) currently teach at an African university or research institute.


  • Junior African scholars collaborating with scholars based outside of Africa are eligible to apply for this grant; however, if awarded, funds will be transferred directly to the Africa-based applicant. Given that the objective of the program is to support junior African scholars, collaborations with non-African researchers will receive additional scrutiny.
  • Unaffiliated researchers (i.e., those who do not study, teach, or conduct research at a university, international institution, center, or government department) are not eligible to apply.

For more information, visit https://cega.berkeley.edu/announcements/wgape-2022-small-research-grants-request-for-proposals/

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