The Women for Africa Foundation (FMxA) calls application for Science by Women Program 2020
The Women for Africa Foundation (FMxA), in line with its mission of contributing to the development of Africa through the drive of its women, is launching the 6th 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. 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.
The main goal is to enable African women researchers and scientists to tackle the great challenges faced by Africa through research in health and biomedicine, sustainable agriculture and food security, water, energy, and climate change. The program´s ultimate goal is also to enable African women researchers to play a leading role in the transition of Africa to a knowledge-based and innovation-led economy through research that can be transferred into products, processes, services, and technologies having an impact on people´s lives.
The Science by Women program will fund a total of 19 six-month visiting senior research fellowships for 19 experienced African women researchers in any of the following international research centers of excellence based in Spain.
In general, the duration of the research stays will be six continuous months. Nevertheless, depending on personal and professional needs, and with approval of the host research center, the planned research may be split in two stays within two years after the fellowship has been awarded. Successful candidates will have access to the following benefits:
Each center will host 1 researcher. The preferred areas of research include:
Mathematics, information, and communication technologies, as well as physics, astrophysics and materials physics and all STEM disciplines, are instrumental to research in the above areas.
|Type of Opportunity||Exchange Programs|
|Organizer||The Women for Africa Foundation|