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IFRA Funding for Data Collection on COVID-19 in Nigeria

IFRA Funding for Data Collection on COVID-19 in Nigeria

Country: Nigeria
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French Institute for Research in the African University of Ibadan calls applications for IFRA Funding for DATA COLLECTION on Covid-19 in Nigeria.

The emergence of Covid-19 late 2019, and its subsequent spread all over the globe, have challenged both stable and fragile States, have endangered, even the strongest economies and transformed all societies. In Nigeria, the virus has, very early on, been considered as a serious threat, and the governments, State administrations and civil society actors warned citizens and put in place measures to avoid its spread.


This unprecedented situation will demand a fine analysis based on human and social sciences, backed by first-hand data collected both during and after the crisis. In this context, the French Institute for Research in Africa (IFRA-Nigeria) is offering small grants to support researchers based in Nigerian institutions who are willing to participate in this effort while the crisis is ongoing.

The first stage, that IFRA is implementing now, is the collection of data that will then help these research topics to be studied. Students and researchers who are interested should send a DATA COLLECTION PROJECT (not a research project) to IFRA.


The most relevant and original projects will receive a grant of 300 euros maximum, depending on the number of projects (approximately 80 000 nairas). The data collection has to be conducted within a period of 3 months maximum. The dates have to be indicated in the project.


  • Public policies against Covid-19 and reconfigurations of the State in Nigeria.
  • Political economy and the transformation of Nigerian capitalism.
  • Religious practices and the response of religious leaders to Covid-19.
  • Transformation of urban spaces.
  • Arts and artists facing coronavirus.


IFRA Funding for Data Collection on COVID-19 in Nigeria is open to researchers, Ph.D. students, and Masters students in Nigerian universities. However, applicants must have already conducted extensive fieldwork and are familiar with research methodology in human social sciences.


IFRA grant will be paid in two installments: the first one after the signature of the agreement between IFRA and the researcher; and the second one after the data has been collected and transferred to IFRA. Both IFRA and the researcher will be the proprietary and users of the data collected.


Applications will take place electronically. Applicants should send their CV, a 3-page data-collection project explaining:

  • What kind of data they intend to collect.
  • Why this data will be relevant to be used in further research, aiming at understanding the impact of Covid-19 on Nigeria.
  • How this data will be collected and stored.
    The potential ethical challenges of the data collection.


Type of Opportunity Miscellaneous Uncategorized
Deadline17 May,2020
Open toResearchers
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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