CARN Aspire Grant Program 2022 for African Researchers

The Conservation Action Research Network (CARN) Aspire Grant Program provides competitive research grants for African graduate students and early career professionals working in the areas of biodiversity. conservation and environmental sustainability in the Congo Basin region.

CARN established the Aspire Grant Program in 2014 to support and encourage young African scientists to conduct novel conservation research and management activities that address the critical challenges facing wildlife. biodiversity and ecosystem health in the Congo Basin. Critically. these small grants can build the foundation for young African researchers to become independent. providing “bridge funding” that allows them to compete in larger international arenas. Most importantly, small research grants will encourage and provide a means for young Africans to remain engaged in their research and stay in their native countries to practice their trades.


  • Be a resident of one of the following countries: Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic and Uganda.
  • 35 years of age or younger
  • Enrolled in a graduate program or hold a professional position

Grant:  $5000

Deadline: June 15, 2022

Grant Sector:
  • Environment
  • Research
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