Michigan State University invites applications for the AAP African Futures Research Leadership Program for Early Career Women Researchers for the 2023/24 academic session.
Early career researchers participate in a structured academic advancement program while building bridges and lasting connections with MSU and across their cohorts. They also take part in an off-site leadership retreat, which will provide them with training in the areas of thought leadership, team development, research development, engagement, and collaboration. In addition, the scholar’s MSU and home institution mentors will each visit the other’s institution for one week of collaboration discussions to establish long-term partnerships.
Worth of Award
- AAP will provide scholars a salary during their time at MSU, and will cover airfare and visa application fees.
- Scholars will also receive a small grant for their research and professional development activities, to be spent in coordination with their mentors.
- Must be an early career woman researcher
- Citizen of an African country in which AAP operates
- Completion of a PhD degree within the last 10 years
- Employed as an Academic Staff member at one of the 10 AAP African consortium universities including Egerton University, Makerere University, University of Dar es Salaam, Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Botswana, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, University Cheikh Anta Diop, University of Arts and Humanities, Bamako, United States International University-Africa, and University of Pretoria
- Have documented approval of leave or sabbatical to participate in the program for one year
- Have a mentor at their home institution that will serve as a collaborator and mentor when they return to their home institution
- Research must be in one of AAP’s six priority areas: agri-food systems, water, energy, & environment, youth empowerment, education, health & nutrition, and culture
How to Apply
- Applicants will submit a proposal that includes a CV, letter of interest, endorsement from their department chair and AAP focal point, writing samples, and letters of reference.
- Successful applicants will be paired with a suitable MSU faculty mentor and will work with their mentor over a one-year period at MSU.
Deadline: The application deadline for the AAP African Futures Research Leadership Program is January 31, 2023.
Submit your proposal here