Looking for funding
The following databases and listings services provide information on research and scholarship funding.
- Research Africa A subscription-services providing information on international funding opportunities for African researchers. Your university may already have a subscription - contact your research office to find out, or Kenneth Gambo.
- The Africa Unit hosts a database of partnership funding scheme which support links between UK and African academics. It also offers an advice and information service to help broker partnerships between UK and African institutions
- COS Funding Opportunities
- Education UK Scholarship Search British Council website which includes a database of scholarships and funding for study in the UK
- Global Development Network. Funding database provided by the Global Development Network. Also produces an email funding opportunities newsletter
- H-Africa. African studies email list which often advertises new funding calls relating to African research
Preparing funding proposals and applications
The following sources offer valuable advice on how to complete funding applications and develop fundable proposals.
- AuthorAid The resource library includes a number of useful documents and presentations and there is a dedicated area of their forum on preparing grant proposals. AuthorAid also run a series of training workshops
- Proposal Writing and Fundraising Toolkit from the Global Development Network. Includes tips and practical suggestions on applying for funding and proposal writing. Also has a useful guide to the different types of development research donors