Call for application: Fieldwork grants

IFRA-Nigeria together with the French Embassy in Nigeria are offering series of fieldwork grants for Master students enrolled in a selection of Nigerian universities. The goal is to help Master students with coping with the financial costs associated with field research, including transport fees to research locations, accommodations, interview transcription, research assistantship and others. Each grant will be worth 500 euros.

Applications MUST respect the following guidelines or will not be considered:

Eligibility: Applications are open to master students enrolled in the following three Nigerian universities ONLY: Ahmadu Bello University of Zaria; University of Lagos (UNILAG), University of Ibadan who intend to conduct field research in Nigeria for their master dissertation by the end of 2018.

Fields: Applications from students in all fields of the Social Sciences will be considered. However, the selection committee will especially welcome research projects engaging with the following topics: climate change; biodiversity; public health; migrations; security studies; geopolitics; multilingualism; urban studies and environments; identity politics; social movements.

Applications: Applications will take place electronically. Interested students should send the following documents to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.:

  • CV
  • One-page summary of the master thesis project
  • One-page proposal presenting the expected fieldwork, methodology, location, timeframe.


Deliverables: The selected applicants will be required to produce at least one e-paper based on his master dissertation to be published on the IFRA website.    

Deadline: Applications must be submitted not later than 15th of May, 2018.


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