We Dig Fossils Grant
Shape your future for boundless impact
GENUS invests in your future.
The We Dig Fossil Grant seeks exceptional researchers excited to shape their future in Palaeoscience.
Our new generation of grants provides black women with a foundation to take leadership in the field of palaeosciences. This grant provides funds to grantees to develop and execute large research projects to take their career to the next level.
The We Dig Fossils Grant is up to R250 000 to be used within two consecutive fiscal years. GENUS supports the We Dig Fossils Grant through the DSI-NRF Centres of Excellence in Palaeosciences funding platform and donations.
Open Date: 01 September
Closing Date: 30 October
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Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible for a We Dig Fossils Grant?
This grant is open to black women (black, coloured, or Indian) or anyone who identifies as a woman who is a South African citizen/permanent resident working as an academic or curatorial staff member with a PhD. The applicant must be a full-time staff member at one of our partner institutions (see FAQs under Prepare Your Application).
How much funding can I request?
GENUS supports the We Dig Fossils Grant through the DSI-NRF Centres of Excellence in Palaeosciences funding platform and donations. The funding limit for a single proposal submitted by an applicant is up to R250 000. The successful candidate must spend the funding within two consecutive years.
How much can my institution deduct for administrative costs?
Charges for overhead, administrative or indirect costs are not allowed.
What expenses can I include in my budget?
We Dig Fossils Grant covers expenses directly related to and essential to the project (e.g. travel, living expenses during fieldwork, supplies, research assistance, conferences, and other relevant expenditures). We do not offer funds for salaries, large equipment, or institutional overheads.