2023 POSSIBLE-Africa Fellowship Programme for early Postdoctoral African Scholars
Suitably qualified early Postdoctoral African Scholars who have completed their PhD in any SS&H discipline in the last 5 to 10 years before the application date are invited to submit application for the 2023 POSSIBLE-Africa Fellowship Programme which aims to build a critical mass of independent African research leaders in the SS&H to lead science programmes at local and international levels.
The POSSIBLE-Africa Fellowship Programme is a 24 months early postdoctoral fellowship opportunity that aims to build a critical mass of independent African research leaders in the SS&H to lead science programmes at local and international levels
to outstanding African scholars in the Social Sciences & Humanities (SS&H) who propose research that targets to create evidence to inform sustainable development within the African continent. These leaders will have the opportunity to engage successfully with policy makers, communities, and other stakeholders, and to serve as mentors and supervisors for the next generation of researchers in Africa.
The POSSIBLE- Africa is an initiative of the Science for Africa Foundation (SFA Foundation) that is being implemented with funding support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. The fellowship opportunity also agrees with the goal of SFA Foundation to address the continent’s most pressing developmental needs by generating knowledge that solves problems and informs decision-making to form a high-quality and equitable cohort of postdoctoral fellows in the social sciences and humanities (SS&H), develop emerging independent research leaders and enhance training in SS&H and lastly to establish a SS&H advisory board to guide POSSIBLE Africa fellowships and other SS&H initiatives of SFA Foundation.
Eligibility for the 2023 POSSIBLE-Africa Fellowship Programme for early Postdoctoral African Scholars:
- Applicants must have completed their PhD in any SS&H discipline in the last 5 to 10 years before the application date.
- Applicants must be from an African country.
- Applicants must have an academic or non-academic affiliation with an African Institute of higher learning or research Centre in any African Country.
- Female applicants who demonstrate long term institutional commitment like commitment to retain them after the fellowship are encouraged to apply.
- Female applicants who will contribute an existing body of data to the public domain like, empirical data built up through numerous related consultancies are encouraged to apply.
Application Deadline: December 11, 2022.