Post-AIMS Travel Grants

AIMS is offering travel grants of at most $2 000 to its recent graduates or alumni (1-year post-AIMS) who have never benefited from the post-AIMS bursary program and who wish to undertake either a research/professional Master’s or research/professional PhD study in an institution outside of the African continent.

Goals and objectives

The Post-AIMS Travel Grant is part of the larger post-AIMS bursary program which seeks to:

  • Support the growth of research capacity in countries hosting AIMS Centres, and institutions on the Africa continent; and
  • Support student professional development which can translate to the direct applications of their skills to development sectors/industries on the African continent.

This is to ensure that through AIMS, African tertiary institutions and industries can increasingly contribute to research-based knowledge and/or innovations developed by young African researchers based in Africa.

The travel grant component of the post-AIMS bursary program is a mechanism through which AIMS extends its support to students wishing to study outside of Africa, but require only a flight ticket to enable them take up these study opportunities.


Only candidates who have secured full funding at institutions outside Africa are eligible to apply for a Post-AIMS Travel Grant.

To apply please click on the links below to download the relevant forms:


Application form

Bank details form

Reporting form

Qualified candidates should submit their applications directly to the AIMS Global Secretariat using the email address: and keep their Centre Academic Director in copy.