REACH is launching a call for proposals for an African postdoctoral fellowship in groundwater. The fellowship is intended for early to mid-career academics and researchers who are nationals of a Sub-Sahara African country and hold a PhD at the time of application.
The purpose of the Fellowship is to provide an early career researcher with an opportunity to develop their career in water security in Africa.
REACH is a global research programme to improve water security for the poor by delivering world-class science that transforms policy and practice. REACH aims to generate improvements in water security for the poor by working at the interface of water security risk and poverty reduction research and practice, spanning across the themes of resource sustainability, inclusive services and sustainable growth.
- Applications Deadline: July 20, 2018
- Course Level: Fellowship is available to pursue Postdoctoral programme.
- Study Subject: Fellowship is awarded in Groundwater Management.
- Scholarship Award: Funding available for this project is subject to a maximum £60,000 for the entire period.
- Funding requests cannot exceed this amount. All budgets must be inclusive of any institutional overheads that are to be applied. However, overheads must not exceed 20% of direct costs. All budgets must be reviewed and approved by the host institution before being submitted as part of the proposal. Per diems will not be permitted under the REACH funding agreement but travel costs will be covered such as accommodation, food and others as per REACH guideline.
- Nationality: This fellowship is available for students from Sub-Saharan African countries.
- Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given
- Scholarship can be taken in the UK
Eligibility for the Scholarship:
Eligible Countries: This fellowship is available for students from Sub-Saharan African countries.
Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo (Brazzaville), Congo (Democratic Republic), Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:
These Fellowships are intended for early to mid-career academics and researchers. Applicants must be nationals of a Sub-Sahara African country and should hold a PhD at the time of application. Applications from PhD candidates will not be considered. ‘Early to mid-career’ is defined as within 10 years of completion of a PhD at the time of application; however career breaks can be taken into account and should be made clear in the CV.
REACH partners are eligible to be host institutions.
Each host institution must be able to demonstrate that it:
- Has internal controls which provide reasonable assurance that the use of resources is consistent with all relevant laws, regulations, and award terms; and
- Is able to safeguard resources against waste, loss, and misuse; and will obtain, maintain, and fairly disclose reliable data in reports.
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: Proposals must be submitted by 20 July 2018.
The following documents will be required as part of your proposal:
Description of proposed research (up to 4 A4 pages)
- Career development plan (up to 1 A4 page)
- Research into action (up to 1 A4 page)
- Budget / Justification of resources requested
- CVs (maximum two pages) for the Fellow and host institution supervisor
- Letter of support from host institution/s expressing its intention to collaborate and endorsement of the proposed Fellowship, and the value of the proposed Fellowship. This should also include a declaration from host institution (see declaration at the end of this guidance note) with the letter of support.
- Letter of support from your nominated supervisor outlining their relationship to you, the role they have had in developing the proposal and their agreement to supervising you.