Francis H. Brown African Scholarship for Aspiring East African Scientists 2023

July 15, 2023

The Francis H. Brown African Scholarship is a much-needed resource for aspiring East African earth scientists and botanists.

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 and countries.

Application Deadlines: 15th July 2023

Eligible Countries: Kenya, Ethiopia or Eritrea

Type: Research

To be Taken at (Country): Kenya, Ethiopia or Eritrea

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Scholarship: 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.

How to Apply: APPLY HERE



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