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Call for Applications: Haycock Research Grant: Sudan and South Sudan

April 27, 2016

The British Institute in Eastern Africa (BIEA) invites applications for grants from the Haycock Fund, to support projects of research in Sudan/South Sudan. Applications may be for any sum between £1,000 and £9,000 pounds sterling, and may be made in respect of research projects in any area of the humanities and social sciences. Please note that we are not able to fund projects of medical research, or educational work. BIEA places a strong premium on value for money, and applicants should note that we expect to make two or three awards, and that the total sum available for award is only £10,000.

Applications may be for a one-off project, or may form part of an established larger programme of research activity.

In awarding grants, preference may be given to projects which are interdisciplinary in scope and/or methodology. Applicants should make provision in their application for appropriate public dissemination of research findings to audiences in Sudan/South Sudan; successful applications will be expected to produce a report for BIEA, setting out research findings and accounting for expenditure; and to give a seminar or lecture under BIEA auspices in eastern Africa and/or the UK.

Applications may be made by individuals or institutions; preference may be given to individuals or institutions which have an established record of, and clear procedures for,  successful management of research grants.

Applications should not exceed 1,500 words in length. Applicants should use the following headings in organizing their application: research questions; research context; methodology; dissemination strategy. The application should include a separate budget break down of not more than one side of A4, which justifies the costings for the application.

Applications should be sent to haycock@biea.ac.uk by 17.00 hours GMT on 20 May 2015. Decisions will be communicated to applicants by 15 June 2015.

Queries may be addressed to Justin Willis: justin.willis@durham.ac.uk