(OWSD Africa Network) Call for Applications is currently open for the Africa Science Leadership Programme

The Call for Applications is currently open for the Africa Science Leadership Programme.

This programme is an initiative of the University of Pretoria and the Global Young Academy, launched in June 2015 with the support of the Robert Bosch Stiftung Foundation. It is intended for mid-career African academics who wish to develop their skills in the areas of thought leadership, team management and research development, with the intention of enabling them to contribute to the development of a new paradigm for science in Africa, focused on its contribution to solving the complex issues facing both Africa and the global community.

Fellows will attend an initial 5 day, intensive on-site programme in Pretoria, South Africa from 16-21 March 2018. The process will involve an approach that cycles between theory, application and reflection. Participants will be challenged to work collaboratively to design initiatives that advance a new paradigm for African science.

Candidates for the fellowship should be or have:
A PhD degree or equivalent qualification;A faculty or a continuing research position at a research institution;Active in research and teaching at an African institution of higher education or research;A sustained record of outstanding scientific outputs;Interest in translating and communicating the results of their work for impact in society;Demonstrated leadership ability in research and beyond;Interest in the role of research in addressing complex issues affecting society;Interest in collaborations across disciplines and sectors (e.g. industry, government, etc.);Commitment to participate in all the activities of the fellowship; andIntent to share what is learned in the programme with their broader networks.All applicants have to provide two support letters by academic referees (details are provided in the application form). One of the two referees has to commit to be involved in future communications and mentorship in case of selection of the applicant into the programme. This referee will be informed about the progress of the fellow and should be willing to support the fellow if he or she requires it.

All applications will be reviewed and shortlisted by representatives of the University of Pretoria, the Global Young Academy, national young academies, and ASLP Management. The ASLP Management team will make the final selection of candidates.

The Call for Applications is attached here. Access the application form and more information about the fellowship at: