9th Edition – Science by Women for Women, Science, Technology and Innovation in Africa

Applications are Requested for the 9th edition of the Science by Women program for Visiting Senior Research Fellowships in Spanish Centers of Excellence.

The Women for Africa Foundation (FMxA), in line with its mission of contributing to the development of Africa through the drive of its women, is launching the 9th Edition of SCIENCE BY WOMEN programme, with the aim to promote African women’s leadership in scientific research and technology transfer and to foster the capacity of the research centres in their home countries. The main goal is to enable African women researchers and scientists to tackle the great challenges faced by Africa through research in health and biomedicine, sustainable agriculture and food security, water, energy and climate change.

Women’s lives are significantly affected by the repercussions of uncontrolled development; however, social, structural, and economic barriers limit their capacity to tackle the great challenges faced by the continent. The gender disparities in science and technology in both the public and private spheres affect Africa’s population as a whole. Narrowing this gap, which has severe consequences for the balanced and sustainable development of African countries, is vital to achieve long-term progress and equal growth.

The programme´s ultimate goal is to enable African women researchers to play a leading role in the transition of Africa to a knowledge-based and innovation-led economy through research that can be transferred into products, processes, services and technologies having impact on people´s lives.

Duration: 06 Months

Benefits

Successful candidates for the Science by Women program will have access to the following benefits:

  • Return flight from their centre of origin to the host institution
  • Living allowance of 2.400 Euros (before 24% taxes)per month to cover accommodation, personal expenses and health and occupational accident insurance coverage
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Eligibility

Applicants fpr the Science by Women program must meets the following requirements:

  • Being a woman
  • Having the nationality of an African country
  • Holding a PhD. Post-doctoral experience is preferred
  • Current contractual relationship with a university or a public or private non-profit organization based in Africa dedicated to significant scientific research in the areas indicated above
  • Excellent academic record and proven track of relevant research experience
  • Solid working knowledge of English

Application Process

Candidates must submit the following documents:

  • Letter of Interest (maximum 1 page)
  • Full curriculum vitae (Europass format is recommended)
  • Fully filled form
  • Brief but concise description of the project to be developed in the Spanish host centre (maximum 2 pages).

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Deadline: September 30, 2023.

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