for Applications for Research Grants Related to Ecological Sanitation
International Foundation for Science (IFS) is pleased to issue a call
for research proposals related to Ecological Sanitation. The invitation
is extended to researchers in their early career (preferably younger
research grants are awarded to a maximum value of 12,000 USD and should
be used for acquisition of scientific equipment, supplies, literature as
well as expenses during fieldwork.
are given to individual researchers and to researchers who want to
collaborate in groups. Applications for individual grants are made on
the application form, in English or French, which is available from IFS
Secretariat or can be downloaded from the website
Collaborative grants are applied for though sending a conceptual
proposal (5 pages) to Dr Cecilia Öman (
) at the IFS Secretariat. Details on how to apply for collaborative grants
can be found at the IFS website in the document "IFS strategy for
strengthening capacity for water resources research in
is of great importance to establish a gender focus on water resources
why the gender perspective is always addressed by IFS.
must be citizens of, and carry out the research in, a developing
country*. They should be attached to a university, national research
institution or a research oriented NGO in a developing country.
Candidates must possess a higher academic degree, which should be at
least an MSc or equivalent as well as being at the start of their
Countries in Europe, countries of the former Soviet Union, Argentina and
Uruguay are not eligible to receive support.
must be under the age of 40 (30 for applicants from China). Citizens of
Sub-Saharan countries (excluding South Africa) may apply for IFS
research grants even if they are over 40 years of age, provided that
they took their highest academic degree (minimum MSc or equivalent) less
than five years ago and are still at the early stage of their career.
Special consideration may be given to women applicants.