IFRA Funding for DATA COLLECTION on Covid-19 in Nigeria

Application Deadline: 17th May, 2020.

Eligibility: Researchers, PhD students and Master Students based in Nigerian universities who have already conducted extensive fieldwork and are familiar with research methodology in humanities and social sciences.


Background of IFRA Funding for DATA COLLECTION on Covid-19 in Nigeria

World over and also in Nigeria, the COVID-19 pandemic have brought unprecedented negative effects on governments, economies and individuals. 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 view of this, the French Institute for Research in Africa (IFRA-Nigeria) is handing out small grants to support researchers based in Nigerian institutions who are willing to participate in this effort while the crisis is ongoing.

Grant Amount

The most relevant and original projects will receive a grant of 300 euros maximum, depending on the number of projects (approximately 80,000 naira).

Thematic areas for the Data Collection Proposals

IFRA has singled out different topics on which data could be collected:

  • 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

However, researchers are welcome to suggest any topic of relevance (within social sciences and humanities) and on which they could easily and safely collect data.

How to Apply for the IFRA Funding

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.

N/B: The project must be on data collection, it should not be a research project (yet)

The documents must be sent to info@ifra-nigeria.org by 17 May 2020 with tittle “Applications for IFRA Funding for DATA COLLECTION on Covid-19 in Nigeria“.

About IFRA

French Institute of Research in Africa (IFRA-Nigeria) is one of the 27 Public Research Institutes under the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs based overseas. It was set up to promote research in the social sciences and the humanities, as well as enhance collaborative work between scholars in France and West Africa. First established in 1990, the Institute is operating from the University of Ibadan (Institute of African Studies).

For more information visit IFRA website


About Charles Ugwu

Charles E. Ugwu, is a Medical Laboratory Scientist, and an opportunity enthusiast for all Medical and Health Professionals.

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