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Details

The Royal Society is a non-profit, self-governing fellowship of many of the world’s most distinguished scientists. It is the world's oldest scientific academy in UK and has been at the forefront of enquiry and discovery since its foundation in 1660.

The Society's activities include influencing science and education policy, funding leading researchers, publishing journals that span all the sciences and the history of science, and the provision of science communication activities for a variety of public audiences.  

The Fellowship seeks to find talented Africa early career researchers who have potential in becoming leaders in their field to undertake cutting-edge scientific research to aid in addressing global challenges facing developing countries.

Criteria

The applicant must:

  • be a national of a sub-Saharan African country and wish to work in a sub-Saharan African country in a research position
  • be a national of a sub-Saharan African country in the diaspora and wish to return to a research position in a sub-Saharan African country.
  • hold a PhD at the time of application.
  • be an early career researcher with a minimum of two years’ research experience since completing their PhD and no more than 8 years’ post-doctoral research experience, by the timeof application.
  • have a clearly defined scientific research proposal focusing on one or more of the global challenge areas.

 

Benefits

This scheme provides an award of up to £150,000 per year for two years in the first instance, covering:

  • Research Fellow's salary, up to £45,000 per year.
  • Research expenses (assistance, equipment costs, travel expenses and 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

          

About The Royal Society

The Royal Society is a non-profit, self-governing fellowship of many of the world’s most distinguished scientists. It is the world's oldest scientific academy in UK and has been at the forefront of enquiry and discovery since its foundation in 1660.

The Society's activities include influencing science and education policy, funding leading researchers, publishing journals that span all the sciences and the history of science, and the provision of science communication activities for a variety of public audiences.  

They have a broad range of medals including the Premier Awards, subject-specific awards and medals celebrating the communication and promotion of science.