Call for Applications for Field Grants

Call for Applications for Field Grants

Deadline for application : June 23, 2017

The French Centre for Ethiopian Studies (CFEE) in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), French Research institute Abroad (IFRE) of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development (MAEDI) and of the National Centre for Scientific Researches (CNRS / INSHS) offers partial funds for field works and/or study of collections in the museums to students and PhD candidate doing their researches on Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa.

Graduate students (Master 2 level only) and Ph.D. candidates can apply. No nationality conditions are applied. The applications can be written in French or in English.

All applications must be sent to the CFEE only by email ( and, by June 23, 2017, at the latest. An email will be sent to acknowledge of application. If you do not receive this confirmation, you will need to make sure that your application reached us and will thus be examined. All applications will be processed and will be sent to all applicants by email before July 31, 2017.

The application should not exceed 8 pages and must contain:
– A project title
– The complete address of the applicant as well as a short description of his/her status (affiliated or non-affiliated researcher, student with part time job, benefiting from a scholarship, without income…) and the academic status (institutional background, title of the graduate research subjects and names of the supervisors, discipline, year of registration…).
– A presentation of the project detailing research issues, methods of analysis, expected results, and a completion timetable.
– A short curriculum vitae as well as, if applicable, a list of works and publications of the applicant.
– A detailed provisional budget (in Ethiopian birr or in euros) showing other funding and their intended use. Are not accepted: per-diems for grant recipients (according to French use, grant recipients cannot use the project funding to remunerate themselves); stationery supplies expenses; equipment purchase.
– A reminder of previous CFEE support during the last five years.
– A letter of recommendation written by the supervisor.
– Where necessary, a proof that targeted collections can actually be accessed by the applicant.

The quality, feasibility and relevance of the project, the applicant’s ability to implement them, their innovative dimension, the suitability of the budget, co-funding sources, and the academic value (degree, scientific publication, data within a larger project…) will be criteria for evaluation and selection of application by a scientific committee.

The suitability of the project with one of the 11 scientific programs defined by the CFEE is compulsory (for more information, see
– Dynamics of rifting in Afar;
– Palaeoanthropological mission in the Omo;
– Later Prehistory in the Horn of Africa;
– Historical Archaeology in Ethiopia;
– Writing of History and writing practices in the Horn of Africa;
– Migrations in/from the Horn of Africa;
– The developmental state in action in contemporary Ethiopia (within this program, priority will be given to urban studies);
– Regionale peace and security;
– Ethiopian heritage in the making;
– Women and gender in the Horn of Africa;
– EthioMap: Cartographic sources and territorial transformations of Ethiopia since the late 18th century

Any grant received from the CFEE must be subject to a final activity report from the beneficiaries The grant beneficiary will receive 75% of the grant in ETB (in cash) at the beginning of the fieldwork. The beneficiary will receive the remaining payment when the final activity report is submitted to the CFEE.

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Dernière modification : 16/06/2017

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