Scholarship Deadline: July 15, 2020
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.

Award Amount

The maximum award amount is $25,000.


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

If you have any questions, please email us at

During the application process, you will be asked to upload the following documents as attachments to your application. All of the attachments except the applicant photo must be uploaded as PDF documents.

Proposal Body
Detailed Proposal Budget
Pertinent Curricula Vitae
Sponsor Letter of Support
Applicant Photo

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