In 2016 the Ebola Response Anthropology Platform (ERAP) was awarded the international impact prize of the UK Economic and Social Research Council. With the prize fund, ERAP would like to announce that it will be giving small grants to social science students from the three Ebola-affected countries – Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to support the important fieldwork on topics related to Ebola response or other zoonotic and viral disease hazards encountered in the Upper West African region (for instance, Lassa Fever).
ERAP was an online, real-time information and advice facility established by anthropologists with knowledge of Upper West Africa to support the emergency response to the West African Ebola epidemic in 2013-15.
How can you apply for the ERAP small grant?
We are inviting social science students from the three Ebola-affected countries – Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to apply.
These grants are intended specifically to support additional costs of fieldwork. They are not intended to be used to cover fees or other general university living expenses and will be up to GBP 500 per applicant.
What should the application include?
- A brief outline of the dissertation research project, indicating the research question(s) and how field work will support the answers to this question
- Signed letter of support from the dissertation supervisor
How will the grants be selected?
The proposals will be judged by a panel appointed by ERAP and chaired by Professor Melissa Leach, Director of the Institute of Development Studies at Sussex University.
Applications should be submitted by email to Vanessa Borrino ([email protected]) Institute for Development Studies for the attention of Melissa Leach by 30 December 2016. Grant winners will be announced by 15 January 2017.