IIAS Research Grants Competition 2024

Delving into the heart of scientific innovation and excellence, the International Institute of Advanced Studies (IIAS) proudly announces the 2024 Research Grants Competition tailored to its Science Institute.

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Building upon the successful initiation of this grant in 2024, the IIAS is fervently expanding its horizons, inviting pioneering minds in STEM research to be a part of this transformative journey.

Grant’s Vision and Criteria

Born out of the IIAS’s commitment to nurturing academic brilliance, this grant serves as a beacon of opportunity for:

  • Graduate Students
  • Early-career Researchers
  • Dedicated IIAS Fellows

The scheme originally focused on ethnographic research entrenched within the humanities and social sciences domain. However, STEM research is now warmly welcomed under its canopy in the spirit of inclusion and diversification.

For 2024, a generous allocation of $500 awaits five exceptional recipients. This grant is meticulously designed to bolster dissertation and postdoctoral research.

Prerequisites for Grant Application

A foundational requirement mandates participation in the IIAS Science Institute program scheduled for November 2024. Only upon fulfilling this can one proceed with the grant application.

Scope of the IIAS Research Grant

What the Grant Covers

Fieldwork Travels: Facilitating on-ground research and explorations.

Data Collection: Empowering the research with tangible and actionable data.
Acquisition of Books and Periodicals: Enriching the research study with credible resources.

What the Grant Excludes

  • Tuition fees
  • Salaries or stipends
  • Conference-related expenses
  • Electronic device purchases
  • Other costs are not linked to direct research activities.

Mapping the Application Blueprint

Prospective candidates are required to submit a consolidated PDF containing the following:

  • Abstract: A concise overview of at most 250 words.
  • Research Proposal: This should be within 1,500 words, encapsulating the study’s rationale, objectives, design, data strategies, analytical methods, expected outcomes, and a coherent timeline.
  • Theoretical Framework: Insight into the conceptual backdrop guiding the study.
  • Research Team Profile: A snapshot of each member’s specific role and credentials.
  • Budgeting Blueprint: A meticulous budget in USD or equivalent local currency. Introducing counterpart funding is encouraged.

Recipient Expectations

  • Concluding research by October 2024.
  • Furnishing a comprehensive report at the grant tenure’s culmination.
  • Presenting the research findings during the IIAS Science Institute in 2024.
  • All applications, penned in impeccable English, should be dispatched electronically to summerinstituteife.ng@gmail.com. Ensure “2024 IAS Research Grants Application for Science Institute” graces the subject line.

Crucial Date Alert

Be punctual, as applications are welcomed only till October 20, 2024. The illustrious winners will be unveiled at the Science Institute in November 2024.

For any clarifications or additional information, do not hesitate to:

  • Email: summerinstituteife.ng@gmail.com
  • Phone: 08123879504
  • Website: www.ias-ife.com
  • Facebook: IIAS Group


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