Science by Women: 6th Call for Post-doctoral Fellowship SCIENCE BY WOMEN

The Women in Africa foundation, true to its mission of contributing to the development of Africa through its women, is launching the sixth edition of the 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, agriculture and food security, water, energy and climate change, which can be transferred into products and technologies having impact on people´s lives.  Considering the exceptional challenge of the Covid-19 pandemic, some of the fellowships are focused on the research and innovation carried out by African women scientists from the diverse and interdisciplinary approaches.

So far 57 fellows have enjoyed six-month research stays which have contributed to enhance their leadership in scientific research and technology transfer.

The programme will fund several sabbatical fellowships for senior African women researchers to enjoy stays at 19 selected institutes located in Spain. One of those fellowships will be hosted by ICFO.

 Suitable backgrounds of the women African researchers include Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry and Engineering, among others.   

Details of the call and further information can be found at: https://mujeresporafrica.es/6th-edition-science-by-woman/

Deadline for proposals submission is September 30, 2020