Francis H. Brown African Scholarship Fund 2023 (up to $30,000)

Deadline: 10th of January, 2023

The Francis H. Brown African Scholarship Fund 2023 is now accepting applications. By offering financial support to East African academics and students conducting study in these fields, the Francis H. Brown African Scholarship Fund aims to further human understanding and scientific interest in earth sciences and botany connected to human beginnings.

Additionally, the fund is designed to promote research that advances Dr. Francis H. Brown’s body of work and increases East African institutions’ and nations’ capabilities in earth and botanical sciences.


The maximum award amount is $30,000 per applicant per year.


  • Open to students or researchers of African heritage who are citizens of Kenya, Ethiopia,
    Tanzania, Uganda, South Sudan, Djibouti, Rwanda, Burundi, Somalia or Eritrea;
  • Are pursuing a graduate degree at an accredited university, preferably from, but not limited
    to, an institution located in sub-Saharan Africa or have completed their doctoral degrees not
    longer than ten (10) years prior to the time of application for funding from this source;
  • Applicants must be pursuing research in earth sciences and/or botany related to human
  • 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 citizenship 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.
During the application process, you will be asked to upload 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
  • References

Click here to apply

Oyin Olufayo

Oyin Olufayo is a Sustainable Development Goals Advocate. A recent graduate of The School of Politics, Policy, and Governance (SPPG) She is a Technical Writer, Political Writer, and a Content Writer. Her passion for sustainable development goals has been implemented by creating tangible solutions. She has featured in grassroots initiatives like TedX, World Literacy Foundation, Spur Nation Media, FRCN, Naija Law and etc. spreading the impact of Sustainable education, and also facilitated numerous events regarding SDGs.

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