The African Academy of Science and Royal Society in collaboration with Arican independent research fellowship ( FLAIR ) supported by Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) is offering talented future African Leaders early career researchers who have the potential to become leaders in their field.
These opportunity is to build an independent research career in a sub-Saharan African institution and to undertake cutting-edge scientific research that will address global challenges facing developing countries.
Deadline: 31 May 2020
Flair Program Objective
Support talented early career researchers to establish an independent research career in African institutions.
Enable high-quality research that addresses the global development challenges faced by the African continent.
Provide world-class support, training, mentoring and networking opportunities to benefit early career African researchers
Flair Program Benefits
Research Fellow’s salary, up to £45,000 per year.
– Research assistance
– Equipment costs
– Travel expenses
– Research consumables
Institutional overhead, up to £15,000 per year
The scheme also provides a programme of support and development, including:
Opportunities for international collaboration
Networking opportunities regionally and internationally.
Flair Fellowship Eligibilty
You can apply for this scheme if you:
Are a national of a sub-Saharan African country;
Hold a PhD by the time you apply;
Are an early career researcher with a minimum of two years of research experience since completing your PhD and no more than eight years of post-doctoral research experience;
Wish to hold the fellowship in a research institution in an Official Development Assistance (ODA) eligible sub-Saharan African country;
Have a clearly defined scientific research proposal focusing on one or more of the Global Challenge areas outlined in the scheme notes.
Applications should be made through the Royal Society’s grant management system Flexi-Grant®. Your application will follow the process detailed in the scheme notes, overseen by the FLAIR panel.
Interviews will be held the week commencing November 23, 2020 at the African Academy of Sciences, Nairobi. You are advised to keep this week free. You will be notified of the result of the application process by December 2020.
If you require any additional information please contact [email protected]
To Apply click on the link below