African Graduate Student Research Fund



  • V. Apkenas
  • B. Buttler
  • T. Demos
  • A. W. Ferguson
  • L. Helgen
  • A. V. Linzey
  • M. McDonough
  • P. Moehlman
  • R. W. Norris
  • A. M. Hodge
  • B. D. Patterson
  • R. K. Rose
  • D. A. Schlitter
  • P. Webala

History and Mission

The African Graduate Student Research Fund committee grants awards to African nationals pursuing graduate degrees. Each of two awardees will receive $1500 and an online membership to the ASM”. The deadline for applications is 15 February 2017.

2016 Award Winners

Radouane Oumrrar is Moroccan MSc student at Cadi Ayyad University at Marrakech, Morocco. He is interested in ecology and conservation of endangered large mammals, particularly ungulates. In collaboration Moroccan Forests & Waters Service, he is conducting thesis research on the demography and conservation of one of the most endangered large mammals in North Africa, the Barbary sheep (Ammotragus lervia) in the Western High Atlas mountains. He is trying to improve the conservation status of this population and its natural habitat with practical recommendations from his investigations for a conservation and management plan.

Yannick Djougeuela is a Cameroonian MSc student at the University of Yaoundé, Cameroon. He is interested in applications of GIS to the conservation of tropical primates. With officials in the Korup National Park, he is estimating chimpanzee density and conducting structured interviews with local peoples to curb increasing rates of poaching of primates (which include chimpanzees, drills, Preuss's red colobus, and red-eared guenons).