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Deadline Extended: Future Africa Research Leadership Fellowship Programme (FAR-LeaF) 2022 for African Researchers

Future Africa Research Leadership Fellowship Programme (FAR-LeaF) 2022: The Future Africa Institute at the University of Pretoria invites applications for Postdoctoral Research Fellowships, from doctoral graduates and early-career postdoctoral fellows based at universities in Africa.

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Application Deadline: NEW: 14th January 2022 (OLD: 7th Jan 2022)

Eligible Countries: African countries

To Be Taken At (Country): University of Pretoria, South Africa

About Future Africa Research Leadership Fellowship: The Future Africa Research Leader Fellowship (FAR-LeaF) is a two-year research-oriented fellowship program, supported by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. The program is focussed on developing transdisciplinary research and leadership skills, to address the complex, inter-linked challenges of health, well-being and environmental risks in Africa. The FAR-LeaF program recognises the value of creating a long-term network of future-focussed science leaders with transdisciplinary research skills, who can address the challenges of a post-Covid-19 society.

The FAR-LeaF Programme is supported by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. The Carnegie Corporation of New York, America’s oldest grant making foundation, was established in 1911 by Andrew Carnegie to promote the advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding. In keeping with this mandate, the Corporation’s work focuses on the issues that Andrew Carnegie considered of paramount importance: international peace, the advancement of education and knowledge, and the strength of our democracy.

Field of Study: The areas of research to be supported in the programme will address complex well-being issues in the health and environmental sciences through a transdisciplinary approach including the social sciences, humanities, and the liberal arts. The programme will strengthen the network of African leadership programmes and initiatives on the African continent, including those supported by the Carnegie Corporation of New York (CCNY).

Type: Research, Fellowship

Eligibility: The Future Africa Research Leadership Fellowship seeks candidates who are committed to developing a new generation of scholars and research leadership in Africa.

Selection Criteria: The following criteria will be used for the nomination and selection of fellows:

  • A PhD degree or equivalent qualification;
  • A faculty or a continuing research position at a research institution;
  • Active in research and teaching at an African institution of higher education or research;
  • A sustained record of outstanding scientific or scholarly outputs;
  • Interest in translating and communicating the results of their work for impact in society;
  • Demonstrated leadership ability in research and beyond.

Other criteria which will guide selection include:

  • An interest in the role of research in addressing complex issues affecting society;
  • An interest in collaborations across disciplines and sectors (e.g. industry, civil society, government, etc.);
  • A commitment to participate in all the activities of the fellowship; and
  • The intent to share what is learned in the program with their broader networks.

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Future Africa Research Leadership Fellowship: Successful applicants to the programme will receive a two-year fellowship, with training on transdisciplinary research approaches, through Future Africa at the University of Pretoria and its partners, and through inclusive co-design of fellows’ research projects with relevant role-players. The training and support provided by the FAR-LeaF programme will create opportunities to establish research relationships at diverse African universities, in collaboration with and through mentorship opportunities offered by the University of Pretoria.

How to Apply forFuture Africa Research Leadership Fellowship: Apply here

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