AAS Affiliates Programme for Early and Mid-Career Scientists in Africa 2021

The African Academy of Sciences invites applications for the AAS Affiliates Programme for Early and Mid-Career Scientists in Africa in 2021.

The AAS Affiliates Programme seeks early and mid-career scientists who demonstrate excellence in their development and application of science in Africa. These individuals become ‘Affiliate of the AAS’ for a period of five years during which they receive individualized professional development support and join a wider community of science leaders on the African continent.

Worth of Award

You will

  1. be recognized for your scientific excellence as ‘Affiliate of the AAS’ alongside The AAS Fellows;
  2. receive individualized professional development planning support;
  3. be enrolled into the AAS Mentorship Scheme during the five years;
  4. benefit from a range of career development activities including but not limited to grant writing, publishing, science communication, ethical conduct of research, intellectual property issues, collaborative research, scientific entrepreneurship, etc.
  5. join a platform for networking and collaboration among early and mid-career researchers regionally and globally;
  6. benefit from other AAS opportunities as they become available.


The applicant must

  • be an African national;
  • have obtained their PhD in the last ten years;
  • have substantial postdoctoral research experience;
  • be aged 40 years and below by the 31st December of that year. Individual considerations will be made for female candidates above 40 years who have had career interruptions;
  • be residing in or affiliated with an African higher education or research institution;
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Female candidates and candidates from under-represented disciplines and countries are especially encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

  1. Follow this link to get to The AAS Ishango Online System: https://aasishango.ccgranttracker.com/
  2. Register as a new user if you have not used the system before. If you have used the system before.
  3. The system will email you a temporary password.
  4. Follow the link https://aasishango.ccgranttracker.com/ again to access the system.
  5. Go to Existing User and log in with your password (for first-time users, you will be requested to replace your temporary password with one of your choice).
  6. Once you log in, go to New Grant Application and go to click Here.
  7. Select Call for The AAS Affiliates 2021click Apply, tick the Eligibility Checkbox that pops up then click Apply again to begin filling in the online form.
  8. Once you have provided all the required information, please validate and submit the form. You will receive an automatic email confirming your submission and a unique reference number for future communication regarding your application.
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Deadline: Applications must be received on or before July 23rd, 2021, 1800 Hrs East African Time. 


Click here for more details and to apply