Senior Research Fellowships in Spanish Centers of Excellence

Deadline: 20 July 2016
Open to:
women who hold PhD with at least 3 years of post-doctoral professional experience, nationality of an African country
Fellowship: living allowance of EUR 2,400 per month


The Women for Africa Foundation is currently inviting applications for its 2nd Edition of “Science By Women” programme with an aim to promote African women’s leadership in scientific research and technology transfer and to foster the capacity of the research centres in their home countries. The main goal is to enable African women researchers and scientists to tackle the great challenges faced by Africa through research in health, agriculture and food security, water, energy and climate change, as well as mathematics and economic science.

The Science by Women programme will fund a total of seven six-month visiting senior research fellowships for seven experienced African women researchers in any of the listed Spanish and international research centres of excellence.


Applicant must be a woman and have:

  • Nationality of an African country;
  • PhD with at least 3 years of post-doctoral professional experience;
  • Contractual relationship with a university or a public or private non-profit organization based in Africa dedicated to significant scientific research in the areas indicated;
  • Excellent academic record and proven track of relevant research experience;
  • Solid working knowledge of English;
  • Proven experience leading a research group.


Successful candidates will have access to the following benefits:

  • Flight from their centre of origin to the host institution and back;
  • Living allowance of EUR 2,400 per month to cover accommodation, personal expense and health and occupational accident insurance coverage.

How to apply?

Only applications submitted in English until 20 July 2016 via online application form will be accepted.

  • They must include the following documents:
    1. Letter of Interest (max. 1 page);
    2. Full curriculum vitae;
    3. Fully filled form;
    4. Brief but concise description of the project to be developed in the Spanish host centre (max. 2 pages);
    5. A letter stating the prospective host group’s interest to support the project proposed by the candidate.

For more information, please visit the official website.

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