Program for Developing Outstanding Social Science Researchers to Improve Lives and Environments in Africa (POSSIBLE- Africa Fellowship Programme)
Deadline: Sunday, December 11, 2022
The POSSIBLE- Africa Fellowship Programme is a 24-month early postdoctoral (graduated within the last 5-10 years) fellowship opportunity for outstanding African scholars in the Social Sciences & Humanities, who propose research that aims to create evidence to inform sustainable development within the African continent. POSSIBLE- Africa is a programme of the Science for Africa Foundation (SFA Foundation) that is being implemented with funding support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. The fellowship opportunity also aligns with the goal of SFA Foundation to address the continent’s most pressing developmental needs by generating knowledge that solves problems and informs decision-making.
The fellowship aims to build a critical mass of independent African research leaders in the SS&H to lead science programmes at local and international levels. These leaders will have the capacity to engage successfully with funders, policy makers, communities, and other stakeholders, and to serve as mentors and supervisors for the next generation of researchers in Africa.
The objectives of the fellowship programme are:
- To form a high-quality and equitable cohort of postdoctoral fellows in the social sciences and humanities (SS&H).
- To develop emerging independent research leaders and enhance training in SS&H.
- To establish a SS&H advisory board to guide POSSIBLE Africa fellowships and other SS&H initiatives of SFA Foundation.
Total requested budget
US$ 65,000 utilised over 24 months.
This call is open to eligible applicants from all African countries.
|Application window opens:||Oct 10, 2022|
|Webinar for applicants:||Watch the Recording|
|Application window closes:||Dec 11, 2022 | 1700hrs EAT|
|Review:||Feb 13 – Apr 07, 2023|
|Interviews:||May 22 – June 9, 2023|
|Final selection:||Jun 23, 2023|
|Awards and onboarding:||Sep 1 – 30, 2023|
|Implementation:||Oct 2, 2023 – Sep 30, 2025|
How to Apply
Applications should be submitted via the SFA Foundation’s grant management system Agaseke accessed here: https://agaseke.scienceforafrica.foundation/Login.aspx
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