Tailored Opportunities: African Science Leadership Programme (ASLP) Call for applications 2020


The programme is an initiative of the University of Pretoria in partnership with the Global Young Academy, funded by the Robert Bosch Stiftung. It serves early- to mid-career researchers in range of fields of science. This programme is designed to enhance leadership skills; team development, engagement and collaboration of early to mid-career researchers to enable them solve complex issues that Africa and the global community are facing at the grass root level in the era of changing climate. This programme argues that speed and quality of science development capacity in Africa and other developing countries depend not only on technical training of individuals but also on their quality of leadership to lead change. ASLP will focus on collective leadership skills that will help fellows contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)


Applicants should have 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 outputs; • Interested in translating or communicating their research results for impact in society; demonstrate leadership ability in research and beyond; • Interest in role of research in addressing complex issues affecting society • Interest in collaborations across disciplines and sectors (e.g Industry, government etc) • Commitment to participate in all the activities of the fellowship; and intent to share what is learned in the programme with their broader networks


The deadline of the application is 20 December 2019, 01 February 2020 outcome letters sent to applicants. 19 March 2020 Arrival of fellows, to begin training on the 20th


All applicants have to provide two support letters by academic referees. One of the two referees has to commit to be involved in future communications and mentorship in case of selection of the applicant into the programme. This referee will be informed about the progress of the fellow and should be willing to support the fellow if he or she requires it.


The programme will cover the costs incurred during the workshop (training, relevant travel, meals and accommodation). However, it does not cover visa, vaccination & local travel expenses. For more information, please visit this link:


Author: African Academic/Researcher

Science and Research by Africans for Africa

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