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AAAS Vacancies and Funding Opportunities


The AAAS-Lemelson Invention Ambassador program has the following Vacancies and Funding Opportunities:

THRiVE-2 PhD and Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Training Health Researchers into Vocational Excellence in East Africa (THRiVE-2)  is inviting applications for its PhD and post-doctoral fellowships. Applications close on 21 November 2016.

The fellowships seek to train and mentor the most promising young scientists from Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda to become independent, internationally-recognised research leaders and allow for sandwich attachments to the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the University of Cambridge in the UK.

Research projects focusing on an aspect of infectious diseases/neglected tropical diseases (IDs/NTDs), maternal, neonatal and reproductive health (MN/RH) and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) will be considered (including, but not

limited to, basic and clinical science, epidemiology or social science).

Click link for more application details.

Africa Catalyst: Capacity Building of Professional Engineering Institutes

The Royal Academy of Engineering is inviting applications for its Africa Catalyst grant scheme that offers  £35,000 to professional engineering institutions  in sub-Saharan Africa which are collaborating with engineering research, policy and business communities in the UK and sub-Saharan Africa. 

Africa Catalyst seeks to ensure there is sufficient, and appropriately skilled, local engineering capacity to participate in and drive national and regional development in sub-Saharan Africa.

The Academy will fund short pilot projects to run between mid-December 2016 to mid-June 2017, and successful models will then be invited to apply for grants on a larger scale.

Applications close on 9 November 2016. Click here for more details. 

Call for proposals for Visiting Fellowships

The African Academy of Sciences has partnered with the Leading House Basel (University of Basel and Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute) to provide Visiting Fellowships to advanced PhD students and postdoctoral researchers working in global and environmental health and nanosciences. 

The fellowships cover stays in research groups, including field, laboratory and desk work for a period between 3 and 12 months. Researchers from East, Southern and West Africa are eligible to apply. 

Applicants from the three African regions must be submitted to the AAS by 30 September 2016.

Click the link for full details of the call.  

Call for nominations for AAS Affiliate Programme

You have a week to go to submit nominations for the AAS Affiliates Programme designed to recognise and mentor outstanding early career scientists into world class research leaders. 

Nominees must be aged 40 years or below, be employed in higher education or research institution, have obtained their PhD during the last five years and undertaken post-doctoral research experience. 

Institutional leaders or AAS Fellows and Associate Fellows can submit nominations through the AAS Ishango Online System by 23 September 2016.

Click the link for full details of the call.

SANTHE is offering Collaborative Grants

The Sub-Saharan African Network for TB/HIV Research Excellence is now accepting applications from investigators for 1-year collaborative grants for research projects that address critical challenges to African capacity in HIV and/or TB clinical, social/behavioural, and biomedical science.

Priority will be given to projects that establish new collaborations that add value to existing skills and initiate a programme of study that is likely to be competitive for external funding. Project leadership must include at least one African investigator who is based at a SANTHE site.  

Applications close on 30 September 2016. Click here to apply.