Call for Applications
BIEA invites applications to our Bringing Research Home grant programme 2023-2024, from scholars who have recently completed doctoral research within the disciplines of humanities and social sciences in eastern Africa. These dissemination-enabling grants provide the opportunity to return to the location of PhD research and present findings to the community/ies, and discuss further research potential with local stakeholders.
The maximum amount available is £2,500 per scholar. Successful applicants will be expected to complete their trip before the end of 2023, to supply several blog and social media posts to the BIEA for publication, and to be available for a public presentation about their trip.
The Bringing Research Home Application Form, which includes further details for applicants and what is required for the application process, can be downloaded at https://biea.ac.uk/forms/ . The form and supervisor’s supporting statement must be submitted by email to [email protected] by 5pm EAT FRIDAY 31st MARCH 2023. Please note that late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Successfulapplicants will be notified in April. Due to capacity constraints the BIEA is unable to notify unsuccessful applicants, so those who have not heard from the BIEA by early May should consider their application unsuccessful this time.
Applicants must have a formal affiliation with a recognized higher educational institution, or a national research/heritage organization and must be able to secure their own institutional risk assessment. Because this grant does not support research, no research may be undertaken during the course of the supported activity and therefore no ethics approval or data management plan is required. Evidence of successful completion of the risk assessment must be provided to the BIEA before the grant will be released, which should be no later than the end of September 2023. Research must be completed by end December 2023 at the latest. A full summary of expenditure of the research grant, including scans of receipts, must be submitted to the BIEA within two weeks of the completion of the dissemination work. The BIEA’s financial accounting template should be used to submit the financial report, and applicants can also make use of the BIEA’s receipt template while in the field. The form and receipt template can be found at https://biea.ac.uk/forms/
Successful applicants must be able to guarantee their project will be completed by the end of 2023.
Advice for Applicants
BIEA’s funding awards are competitive, and we receive many more applications than we can fully fund. Your application must, therefore, make a clear and compelling case for why we should support your proposed dissemination activities. Your project also needs to be viable – that is, it has to be possible within the budget and time frame you have set out – and meet all relevant health and safety regulations. Your budget needs to be realistic and justify the amounts requested. You must have a clear plan for dissemination.
Important information and email contacts:
The Application Form can be downloaded at https://biea.ac.uk/forms/
Completed Application Forms and references should be submitted by 5pm EAT Friday 31st March 2023to [email protected]
Successful applicants should submit their acceptance and signed codes of conduct as soon as possible after receiving an award letter to [email protected]
Successful applicants should submit their evidence of approved risk assessment to [email protected] at the latest by the end of September 2023 in order to release their grant. Grants will be released as soon as this evidence has been submitted.
Financial reports including scans of all receipts should be submitted within two weeks of completion of fieldwork to [email protected] The BIEA’s financial accounting template should be used to submit the financial report, and applicants can also make use of the BIEA’s receipt template while in the field. The form and receipt template can be found at https://biea.ac.uk/forms/
Final reports of between 1000 – 1,500 words, and future publications and outputs should be submitted to [email protected] and [email protected], copying [email protected] as soon as possible.
Any questions about Bringing Research Home grants should be directed to Dr Damaris Parsitau, Kenya Country Director, at [email protected]