Francis H. Brown African Scholarship 2020 for Aspiring East African Scientists

Francis H. Brown African Scholarship 2020 for Aspiring East African Scientists

Deadline: 15th July 2020

Summary: 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.

Details: The Francis H. Brown African Scholarship is a much-needed resource for aspiring East African earth scientists and botanists. 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. The maximum award amount is $25,000.


Students or researchers of African heritage who are citizens of Kenya, Ethiopia or Eritrea who (a) are pursuing a doctoral degree at an accredited university, preferably from, but not limited to, an institution located in sub-Saharan Africa or (b) 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.


Proposals 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.

During the application process, you will be asked to upload attachments to your application. Please follow the instructions below for each of the attachments. All of the attachments except the applicant photo must be uploaded as PDF documents.

Proposal Body
Please describe your plan for study or training, research interests, professional goals and prospects for employment in your home country. Please limit this attachment to one page, single spacing, 12 point typeface.
Detailed Proposal Budget
Please click here to download the Budget Worksheet.

Click here to apply

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