Global Challenges Research Fund is inviting applications for the Science for Weather Information and Forecasting Techniques for African Women in 2020.
African weather/climate researchers and applied scientists, especially women, are invited to apply for Fellowships sponsored by the Global Challenges Research Fund African Science for Weather Information and Forecasting Techniques (GCRF African SWIFT) project, led by the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS).
The SWIFT Fellowships are an exciting opportunity for early-career researchers & professionals to expand their experience and independence in African meteorological research and gain leadership experience. Successful applicants will become valued contributors to the African-SWIFT project, which aims to develop sustainable research capability in tropical weather forecasting to enhance the livelihoods of African populations and improve the economies of African countries.
Worth of Award
- Fellows may apply to work with a SWIFT partner organization in Senegal, Nigeria, Ghana, Niger or Kenya.
- SWIFT fellows will be paid at a very competitive salary commensurate with that of an early career lecturer salary in the host country of the fellowship.
- In addition, fellows may also apply for additional funds to cover travel and related costs, Host Institute costs and research costs, within reasonable limits.
- The fellowships are open to early-career researchers & professionals working in weather and climate research and applied social and natural sciences in the field of African weather prediction.
- Fellowship applications must be aligned with the SWIFT research themes (See further details in the Fellowships Final Call document, below).
- Applicants must be of Sub-Saharan African nationality, but may be based anywhere at the time of application.
How to Apply
- The application is online. Visit the website and fill the application form.
- Applications will be assessed by a panel comprising representatives of the SWIFT Programme.
Deadline: Application closes Friday, December 6, 2019.