IFRA supports junior researchers (Masters, PhDs and postdoc) to conduct research and fieldwork in East Africa. It specifically welcomes students in social sciences and humanities (history, geography, archaeology and anthropology) and political sciences.
Research Permit : IFRA supports PhD students and researchers to obtain their research permits in Kenya. French nationals can be delivered a free permit; non-French researchers can be affiliated to IFRA in order to facilitate the process but cannot get free permits. Please send us your resume (including names and contacts of 3 referees) and a short research project. Kindly check the application form.
MASTERS: IFRA may support students conducting short-term fieldwork or doing an internship as part of their Masters. It can host students in its offices and occasionally provide financial support. For any request, kindly send us your curriculum vitae/resume, a research project and names of 3 referees (no more than 4 pages). Application deadlines are twice a year: 31 May and 30 November.
PHD: IFRA may support PhD or prospective PhD students with short-term grant for fieldwork, or 9-month PhD grants (renewable once).
BIEA/IFRA seminars are organized once a month. If you are a PhD student or a researcher and you wish to make a presentation on your research, please contact us. IFRA may also organize Brown Bag Seminars on an ad hoc basis for visiting researchers and students doing their fieldwork, as well as early-career writing workshops.