Applications for the AfAS 2022 Seed Research Grant
The seed research grant supports research projects in Astronomy (including Astrophysics and Space Science) conducted by postgraduate students and/or early career researchers based in Africa.

Three grants of 1,200 Euros each will be awarded to outstanding applicants. The seed funding may be used for international/domestic travel (subject to Covid-19 restrictions), lodging, computer equipment and other research-related expenses.


  • Applicants can be citizens of any country, provided they are based in Africa during the 2021-2022 academic year.
  • Applicants are currently conducting research in Astronomy (including Astrophysics and Space Science) at an academic or scientific research institute in Africa.
  • Applicants must be enrolled in a postgraduate level or they must have received their PhD degree within the past three years (i.e. between November 2018 – November 2021).

Interested students and early career researchers should submit their applications in one single PDF to Dr Charles Takalana ( by 31 January 2022.