Africa Science Leadership Programme for Young African Scientists

Africa Science Leadership Programme for Young African Scientists

Africa Science Leadership Programme for Young African Scientists

Are you a motivated young scientist from Africa, eager to unlock your leadership potential and enrich your scientific expertise? If so, we warmly encourage you to apply for the 2023/24 Africa Science Leadership Programme, an empowering initiative presented by the University of Pretoria in partnership with the Global Young Academy.

This dynamic leadership program is meticulously crafted to nurture the development of mid-career academics throughout Africa, emphasizing thought leadership, team cultivation, engagement, and collaboration. It caters to early-to mid-career researchers across a diverse spectrum of disciplines, spanning basic and applied sciences, engineering, social sciences, arts, and humanities.


Organization: University of Pretoria and Global Young Academy Program Type: Leadership Training Programme Location: South Africa Available Positions: Multiple Basic Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent Nationality: Africans

Africa Science Leadership Programme 2023 | DETAILS

The program will employ a highly interactive approach to training, application of skills in a leadership project, peer support, and mentorship. Participants will engage in an initial 5-day, intensive on-site program in Pretoria, South Africa, from December 1st to December 5th, 2023 (departing on the 6th). The process will entail a dynamic cycle of theory, application, and reflection. Participants will be encouraged to collaborate in designing initiatives that propel a fresh paradigm for African science.


Eligibility Criteria To be eligible for the Africa Science Leadership Programme, applicants must fulfill the following criteria:

• Possession of a PhD or equivalent qualification

• Hold a faculty or continuing research position at a research institution

• Actively engaged in research and teaching at an African institution of higher education or research


• Demonstrated a sustained track record of exceptional scientific contributions

• Display an interest in translating and communicating research results for societal impact

• Exhibit leadership capabilities in research and beyond

• Show an interest in the role of research in addressing complex societal issues

• Express a willingness to collaborate across disciplines and sectors (e.g., industry, government, etc.)

• Commit to participating in all fellowship activities

• Intend to disseminate acquired knowledge within their broader networks

Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: Interested applicants for the Africa Science Leadership Programme 2023 are to complete their applications online and provide all the required information and documents on or before the application deadline.

Document Requirements:

  • Two support letters from academic referees
  • All educational certificates.

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