African Academy of Sciences Vacancies and Funding Opportunities

GLOBAL HEALTH ALLIANCE INVITES PROPOSALS ON MENTAL HEALTHThe Global Health Alliance is calling for proposals focusing on child, adolescent and adult age onset mental disorders including, but not limited to, dementia, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorders, alcohol- and drug-use disorders, etc., in low- and middle-income countries and/or in vulnerable populations in high-income countries.The deadline for applications will be 11 April 2017.Read more

WANT TO BE A NEXT EINSTEIN FORUM FELLOW?Applications are now open for Africans from around the world–including those who currently reside in the Diaspora – who want to be Next Einstein Forum Fellows. Applications from all fields of science, including the social sciences and technology fields are welcome.

Applicants should be under 42 years old and have a doctorate degree with a demonstrated track record of innovative research and findings.

NEF Fellows must also be passionate about raising Africa’s science profile and be able to captivate both a scientific and non-scientific audiences.

Applications close on 27 January 2017.Read more

TRAVEL GRANTS FOR AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF IMMUNOLOGISTS COURSESThe IUIS Education and Gender Equality and Career Development Committees in conjunction with the American Association of Immunologists are offering eight travel awards for trainees from the developing world to attend summer courses.This year the schedule is as follows:-The AAI Introductory Course in Immunology (July 11-16, 2017, at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center, Los Angeles, California).-The AAI Advanced Course in Immunology (July 23-28, 2017, in the Seaport World Trade Center, in Boston, MA).Applications must be emailed to by 18 January 2017. Read more

GRAND CHALLENGES AFRICA GRANTSAESA, an initiative of the African Academy of Sciences and the NEPAD Agency, and with the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has launched its first calls for proposals the Grand Challenges AfricaInnovation Seed Grants. The grants are open to innovators in Africa with any level of experience, working in any discipline in colleges, universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-governmental and non-profit organisations.Successful projects which each receive up to US$100,000 for two years. Projects which show promising results will be eligible to later apply for Phase 2 funding of up to $1 million from AESA or the Bill &Melinda Gates Foundation.The first call for proposals is seeking solutions and strategies:* To reduce maternal, neonatal and child deaths in Africa* For creative communication approaches to inspire African governments to fund R&D. Read more


The African Academy of Sciences is looking for an Executive Director. The successful candidate will be based at the AAS headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, and shall be responsible for the day to day management of the affairs of the Academy under the oversight of the President and the Management Committee.APPLICATIONS CLOSE ON 23 DECEMBER 2016. Read more.

KEMRI-WELLCOME TRUST RESEARCH PROGRAMME SEEKS A PROGRAMME DIRECTORThe KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP) is looking for a Programme Director for its Nairobi office. The incumbent will offer scientific leadership in the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP) in Nairobi to help create an identifiable and sustainable research grouping within the KWTRP by drawing on the strengths of investigators working in Nairobi and existing and emerging partnerships. The post will require someone with substantial experience in research and project management, a track record of high quality peer reviewed publications, knowledge transfer and an excellent track record in obtaining research funding.Applications close on 31 December 2016. Read more.


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