Applications are invited for Early Career Research Leadership Fellowship (ECRLF) at University of Pretoria’s new Future Africa campus. In order to be eligible applicants must have a PhD degree or equivalent qualification.
The program design for the Early Career Research Leader Fellowship will aim to stimulate new thinking on the perceived frontiers of science to produce theoretical frameworks for transformation, develop novel questions and/or novel approaches to old and emerging new questions with a focus on adaptability, resilience, and co-design of systems for sustainable and equitable development in Africa.
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The University of Pretoria’s new Future Africa campus will be the place where Africa’s leading scientists and scholars from across the world and from a broad range of disciplines will come together to leverage the benefits of transdisciplinary research to address the grand challenges that face Africa and the world.
- Application Deadline: April 30, 2018
- Course Level: Fellowships are available to pursue Postdoctoral research programme.
- Study Subject: Applications are welcome for such topic areas as:
- Technological and non-technological exploitation of natural resources such as animals, plant biodiversity, micro-organisms and minerals to improve human health, address food security, and subsequently to contribute to economic growth and improved quality of life.
- Ecological issues and climate change as influencers, promoters, and inhibitors of bioeconomic advancement.
- The politics of the economy, including tensions around land and food security, biodiversity and indigenous knowledge, and economic growth and growing income insecurity and inequality.
- Cultural perspectives and practices that influence, assist or impair human interactions with the natural environment.
- Award: The Fellowship will carry the bulk of the costs associated with the program, including accommodation, meals, and allowances for attending one conference as well as travelling to the home institution once per annum. Costs for visas, vaccinations, travel and medical insurance, and travel not related to the academic content of the program will be not covered by the program.
- Nationality: African students
- Number of Awards: Not Known
- The award can be taken in South Africa
Eligible Countries: African students are eligible to apply for this fellowship.
Entrance Requirements: The following criteria will be used as a guide 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;
- Interest in the role of research in addressing complex issues affecting society;
- Interest in collaborations across disciplines and sectors (e.g. industry, civil society, government, etc.);
- Commitment to participate in all the activities of the fellowship; and
- Intent to share what is learned in the program with their broader networks.
English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.
How to Apply: Dear Applicant
- Once you have completed your biographical data, click ‘save and next’ to continue to the following section of the application.
- Once you save the biographical data page, you will receive an email with a link to complete your application at a later stage.
- You will be asked to upload a CV, as well as a motivation for wanting to join the program.
- You will be asked for two letters of reference. One of your referees will be asked to act as contact and mentor during the program.
The research proposal is the final section of the application. The program design for the Early Career Research Leader Fellowship will aim to stimulate new thinking on the perceived frontiers of science to produce theoretical frameworks for transformation, develop novel questions and/or novel approaches to old and emerging new questions with a focus on adaptability, resilience, and co-design of systems for sustainable and equitable development in Africa.