Francis H. Brown African Scholarship 2021/2022 for Postgraduate Research Studies

Francis H. Brown African Scholarship 2021/2022: The Leakey Foundation is awarding the Francis H. Brown African Scholarship to African student which is a much-needed resource for aspiring East African earth scientists and botanists.

Francis H. Brown believed deeply that Africans should be given the same opportunities as Europeans and Americans to research our shared history and be stewards of the natural wonders that reside in their region. This fund represents his commitment to making his vision a reality.”

Scholarship Sponsor(s):  The Leakey Foundation, USA

Scholarship to be taken at:  The Leakey Foundation, USA

Scholarship level:  PhD

Scholarship Worth:  The award amount is $25,000            

Subject Eligibility:  Earth scientists and Botanists

Country/Candidate Eligibility: Citizens of Kenya, Ethiopia or Eritrea


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Francis H. Brown African Scholarship 2021/2022 | DETAILS

The purpose of the Francis H. Brown African Scholarship Fund is to expand human knowledge and scientific interest in earth sciences and botany related to human origins by providing financial assistance to East African researchers and students pursuing research in these areas. The fund is further intended to support research that builds on the work of Dr. Francis H. Brown and builds capacity in the earth and botanical sciences in East African institutions.

Eligibility Criteria

All interested applicants for Francis H. Brown African Scholarship 2021/2022, are expected to meet the following eligibility criteria;

  • Applicants from any nationality are eligible.
  • Students or researchers of African heritage who are citizens of Kenya, Ethiopia or Eritrea
  •  Candidates who are pursuing a doctoral degree at an accredited university, preferably from, but not limited to, an institution located in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Applicants who have completed their doctoral degrees no longer than six years prior to the time of application for funding from this source.
  • Applicants shall demonstrate a commitment to a career in their field of study with an emphasis on research and teaching in his/her country of origin following the completion of his/her degree.

Scholarship Benefits

The benefits of the Francis H. Brown African Scholarship for PhD Students include;

  • The maximum award amount is $25,000.


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Application Procedures

How-to-Apply:  Proposals for the Francis H. Brown African Scholarship will be accepted for support twice yearly. Proposals must be submitted by January 10 for awards given in May and July 15 for awards given in December. Interested Candidates Should: Click here to Apply.

If you have any questions, please email the foundation at grants@leakeyfoundation.org.

Application Deadline:  May 2021

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