Fully Funded Fellowship Program in Spain for African Women Researchers 2020
Women for Africa Foundation

Fully Funded Fellowship Program in Spain for African Women Researchers 2020

Espagne 30 sept. 2020


مؤسسة نساء من أجل إفريقيا هي مؤسسة غير هادفة للربح انشأت ككيان مرجعي دولي مهتم بالتنمية الاقتصادية والاجتماعية المستدامة وحقوق الإنسان والسلام والعدالة وكرامة النساء وخاصة النساء والفتيات من القار
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Pays hôte
Date limite
30 sept. 2020
Niveau d'études
Type d'opportunité
Pays éligibles
Région éligible
Toutes les régions

The Women for Africa Foundation is launching its 5th Edition of science by women program, with the aim to promote African women’s leadership in scientific research and technology transfer and to foster the capacity of the research centers in their home countries. The main goal is to provide fellowships for 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, as well as mathematics and economic science.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Being a woman with the nationality of an African country.
  • Ph.D. with at least 3 years of post-doctoral professional experience.
  • A contractual relationship with a university or a public or private non-profit organization based in Africa dedicated to significant scientific research in the areas indicated.
  • Excellent academic record and a proven track of relevant research experience.
  • Solid working knowledge of English.
  • Proven experience leading a research group.

Research Fields:

  • Health and Bio-medicine.
  • Energy, Water, and Climate Change.
  •  Agriculture and Food Safety.
  •  Mathematics, Information, and Communication Technologies.
  • Physics and Materials Sciences.


  • Flight from their center of origin to the host institution.
  • Living allowance of 2400 Euros grosses per month to cover accommodation and personal expenses.
  • Health and occupational accident insurance coverage.
  • Women for Africa Foundation will in obtaining the visa with Spanish Embassies and Consulates.

Selection Criteria:

Applications will be subjected to a highly competitive selection process by the Women for Africa Foundation’s Scientific Committee. The jury will evaluate the following criteria:

  • The candidate’s research career, curriculum vitae, and experience as an independent research group leader.
  • The project’s scientific-technical quality and innovative potential.
  • The expected and measurable economic or social impact of the research project.
  • The candidate’s plan to communicate and disseminate the project’s results.
  • The proper consideration of ethical issues where appropriate.

About Women for Africa:

Women for Africa is a non-profit organization established as an international reference entity dedicated to the sustainable economic and social development, human rights, peace, justice, and dignity of women, especially women and girls from the African continent. The Foundation seeks to give continuity to the work of the "Women for a Better World" meetings and to unify social models that honor women's lives and allow the sustainable development of the African continent.

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