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Finding funding for research is often a challenge, particularly for social science and humanities researchers. The following pages profile funding opportunities relevant to researchers in African studies, with a particular emphasis on collaborative grants for Africa-UK research, or scholarship and fellowship schemes for African academics wishing to undertake a period of research or study in the UK.

Funding calls and new opportunities

To see recent calls and announcements see our funding news section. The pages below are periodically updated to take account of new schemes and initiatives.

Postgraduate scholarships schemes

Information on Master's and PhD funding opportunities, principally for African scholars to study in the UK.

Postdoctoral fellowship schemes

Information on funding schemes to enable African researchers who have already gained a PhD to undertake a further period of research or study, principally in the UK.

Research funding schemes

Information on research grants which enable African and UK academics to undertake collaborative research.

Where to look for funding information

Funding schemes and grant programmes change regularly. To explore the latest funding opportunities, check some of the databases and listings services given on this page. These sources will also enable you to find information of funding provided by organisations outside of the UK, or for study at universities.