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Lionel Cliffe Memorial Research Grants 2020

Lionel Cliffe Memorial Research Grants 2020

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Application Calls for the Lionel Cliffe Memorial Research Scholarships Grants 2020


The Review of African Political Economy (ROAPE) announces a small research grant competition for African scholars and/or activists based in Africa. Moreover, the competition is based on the premise that a shortage of funding for critical research is one of the problems faced by Africa-based scholars and activists wishing to carry forward a political economy agenda.


The successful candidate will receive the grants amounting to £3,000. Moreover, the amount of the grant is payable in three installments. ROAPE will hand over the 1/3 of the grant (£1,000) to successful candidates upon acceptance of a research proposal to contribute towards direct research expenses. The candidate will receive the second installment (£1,000) after the submission of the first-year report. However, candidates can claim the second installment in advance if the first installment has been used up, upon provision of all receipts of expenses incurred upon. Furthermore, the ROAPE will pay the third installment to the candidates following the formal submission of an article to ROAPE.


  • Applicants should be nationals of an African country and residents in an African country.  But applicants who are living in or studying outside Africa are not eligible.
  • Younger scholars and activists are in the early phase of establishment and who do not have an alternative source of funding for primary research will have priorities.
  • Joint applications (by two candidates or more) meeting these criteria can also apply.

Application Process

Interested candidates must send applications by email on [email protected] with the title ‘Lionel Cliffe Memorial Research Scholarship’. In particular, the application must contain

  • A brief outline of the research proposal, consisting of; a title; an abstract of no more than 100 words, clarifying the political economy framing of the research; an outline of no more than 200 words, including a section on the methodology to be adopted in the proposed study.
  • A recent CV. It must include; relevant biographical info (name; age; sex; contact details; nationality – candidates must specify if you have more than one nationality; current residence – candidates must specify if they have double residence); educational qualifications, activist experience, and research experience; also current employment circumstances, including any study or internship program they are enrolled in, with specification of their remuneration if applicable.
  • Also, a motivation letter explaining how the candidate meets the criteria and why they think they are good candidates for the LCMRS.
  • Furthermore, two full references, inclusive of position/institutional affiliation; email addresses, phone numbers and (if possible) skype contacts. Referees will have to produce a reference letter on short notice.

Deadline for applications: 15 March 2020.


Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline15 March,2020
Open toAfrican Scholars
OrganizerThe Review of African Political Economy (ROAPE)
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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