WK Work Wednesdays


(August 5 2020)




Mujeres por Africa/ Women for Africa Foundation Fellowships

The Mujeres por Africa/Women for Africa Foundation is launching the 6th call for fellowships of the programme Science by Women, which will select 19 senior African women scientists to be integrated in 19 top research Spanish centers in the following areas:

  • health and biomedicine
  • agriculture and food security
  • water
  • energy
  • climate change 

Each of 19 Spanish research centres will host one senior woman researcher with at least three years of post-doctoral experience for a six-month fellowship. Applications will be subjected to a rigorous selection process, evaluating the academic merits and leadership of the applicants as well as the scientific quality and expected impact of their research projects. Selected candidates will receive training and integration in a dynamic, multidisciplinary and highly competitive working team, where they will be able to develop their research projects and acquire complementary skills, empowering them to transfer their research results into tangible economic and social benefits.The program’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. It has so far supported 57 fellows.

The deadline for applications for these fellowships is September 30, 2020.

More information including specific rules and guidelines are available at: https://mujeresporafrica.es/6th-edition-science-by-woman/


If you know of any opportunities that you think would be of interest to fellow WK alumni – please email us at alumni@waterford.sz so we can share the information through our network. Thank you! 

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