The British Council is pleased to present Sub-Saharan Africa Research Grants for young African creative professionals. This will allow individuals to conduct research and travel in the Sub-Saharan region.
In addition, the British Council is looking to increase connections between the UK creative sectors and young creative professionals in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The African countries covered under the Sub-Saharan Africa Research Grants of the British Council (in which the British Council operates) are: Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Application deadline: March 2022
Between April 2022 and March 2023, the British Council will offer up to nine grants of £2,500 each to ideas having to do with research in the applicant’s chosen artistic sector and travel in the Sub-Saharan region.
When evaluating applications, the British Council will take into account a geographical distribution across the continent.
The British Council is dedicated to the agenda of equality, diversity, and inclusion. It seeks to publicize the UK’s accomplishments in this field. Furthermore, the British Council was established in order to foster “friendly knowledge and understanding” between the people of the United Kingdom and the rest of the globe.
The successful applicant is likely to:
In addition, applicants should:
English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.
If you would like to apply for this research grant, please submit a PDF Expression of Interest. This should comprise:
o State the country or countries you would like to focus and conduct your research
o State how your research proposal aligns with or addresses at least two of the ‘Art Connects Us objectives’ (see Notes section on page 6).
o State what you hope to gain from the experience and outline some of the potential practical applications of the research into a tangible program or project.
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