The Herpetological Association of Africa proudly announces that applications for the HAA Research Grant (for ZAR 15 000) are now open to all HAA professional and postdoctoral members (regardless of country of residence) in good standing (affiliated with a recognised research institution and proof of status will be required) who are working in any field of original research on African herpetology (Africa taken to include the continent of Africa, Madagascar, the Canary Islands, Cape Verde Islands, Gulf of Guinea islands, Mascarenes and Seychelles). Applications must include a curriculum vitae and a maximum three-page (single-spaced) statement of the research project including the following:
- The title of the project
- A project outline, including the project objectives/goals/hypotheses, the methods to be used, key references and any figures that may help to elucidate the
- A budget (presented in ZA Rand) outlining how the money will be spent. Grant money may be used to purchase equipment or supplies, to fund travel to field sites (airfare, petrol, etc.) or other direct costs incurred by the proposed research. Funds may not be used to cover meeting or conference attendance, or associated travel nor may they be used as salary.
Please note: the awarded funds will be paid to the relevant institution, and that a financial and operating report should be submitted to the HAA by end November 2019.
Applications will be due on 29 March 2019 and will be evaluated by a committee of HAA members. A single award will be given based solely on the merits of the proposal as judged by the review panel. Announcement of the award will be circulated via email and posted on the HAA Facebook page by 30 April 2019.
Applications are to be sent to the HAA Secretary Buyi Makhubo (firstname.lastname@example.org).