Tailored Opportunities: Future Leaders-African Independent Research (FLAIR) Fellowships


Royal Society in partnership with Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) and African Academy of Sciences (AASS) has opened this fellowship. The objective of this fellowship is to support talented early career researchers to establish an independent research career in African institutions, enable high-quality research that addresses the global development challenges faced by the African continent. Provide world-class support, training, mentoring and networking opportunities to benefit early career African researchers.


Applicant should be a national of a Sub-Saharan African countries, hold PhD when applying, be early career researcher with a minimum of 2 years of research experience after PhD and no more than 8 years. Willing to hold the fellowship in a research institute in an Official Development Assistance (ODA) in Sub-Saharan Africa and have clearly defined scientific research proposal focusing on one or more of the Global challenge areas outlined in the fellowship.

Research must be within the Royal Society’s remit of natural sciences, which includes but is not limited to biological research, chemistry, engineering, mathematics and physics. For a full list, please see the breakdown of subject groups and areas<https://royalsociety.org/grants-schemes-awards/grants/subject-groups


Application deadline is 15 May 2019


Full scheme documentation and application procedures available
here<https://royalsociety.org/grants-schemes awards/grants/flair/?utm_campaign=6419&utm_source=adestra&utm_medium=email>,


Research Fellow’s salary, up to £45,000 per year, Research expenses, Research assistance, Equipment costs, Travel expenses, Research consumables, Institutional overhead, up to £15,000 per year, The scheme also provides a programme of support and development, including: Mentoring, Training courses, Opportunities for international collaboration, Networking opportunities regionally and internationally.

For more information, please visit this link: https://royalsociety.org/-/media/grants/schemes/FLAIR-2019-scheme-notes.pdf

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Author: African Academic/Researcher

Science and Research by Africans for Africa

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