Africa Science Leadership Programme for Young African Scientists 2023
Applications are invited from suitably qualified applicants for Africa Science Leadership Programme for Young African Scientists 2023/2024 session. This program is eligible to First degree candidates.
This Leadership Training Programme is organized by University of Pretoria and Global Young Academy and it’s location in South Africa. The leadership program seeks to empower African academics in their mid-career in the areas of thought leadership, team development, engagement, and collaboration. Early- to mid-career scholars in the social sciences, humanities, arts, and basic and applied sciences are served by it.
The University of Pretoria is a multi-campus public research university in Pretoria, the administrative and de facto capital of South Africa. The university was established in 1908 as the Pretoria campus of the Johannesburg-based Transvaal University College and is the fourth South African institution in continuous operation to be awarded university status. The university is organized into nine faculties and a business school. Established in 1920, the University of Pretoria Faculty of Veterinary Science is the second oldest veterinary school in Africa and the only veterinary school in South Africa. In 1949, the university launched the first MBA program outside North America, and the university’s Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) has consistently been ranked the top business school in Africa for executive education, as well as being placed in the top 50 in the world. In 2012, the Financial Times ranked the GIBS Executive MBA 1st in Africa and 60th in the world.
The Global Young Academy is an international society of young scientists, aiming to give a voice to young scientists across the globe. Membership strength is capped at 200, and the membership tenure is 5 years. The Global Young Academy was founded in 2010 in Berlin, Germany, after a preliminary organizational meeting in 2008 sponsored by the Inter Academy Panel on International Issues and the World Economic Forum and a second organizational meeting in 2009 in Dalian, China. The Global Young Academy aims to be the “Voice for Young Scientists” and encourages international, inter generational, and interdisciplinary collaboration and dialogue.
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The program will use a highly interactive approach to training, application of skills to a leadership project, peer support, and mentorship. Fellows will attend an initial 5 day, intensive on-site program in Pretoria, South Africa from 01-05 December 2023 (departing on the 06th). The process will involve an approach that cycles between theory, application and reflection. Participants will be challenged to work collaboratively to design initiatives that advance a new paradigm for African science.
Company/Organisation(s): University of Pretoria and Global Young Academy
Program Type: Leadership Training Programme
Program Location: South Africa
Available Slot: Several
Basic Qualifications: First degree
Requirement and Eligibility Criteria for Africa Science Leadership Programme for Young African Scientists 2023:
- A PhD or equivalent qualification
- A faculty or a continuing research position at a research institution;
- Active in research and teaching at an African institution of higher education or research;
- A sustained record of outstanding scientific outputs;
- Interest in translating and communicating the results of their work for impact in society;
- Demonstrated leadership ability in research and beyond;
- Interest in the role of research in addressing complex issues affecting society;
- Interest in collaborations across disciplines and sectors (e.g. industry, government, etc.);
- Commitment to participate in all the activities of the fellowship; and
- Intent to share what is learned in the program with their broader networks.
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Application Procedures for the 3033/2024 Africa Science Leadership Programme for Young African Scientists (how to apply):
Interested applicants must submit their online applications for the Africa Science Leadership Programme 2023 on or before the application deadline and include all necessary information and supporting documentation.
- Two support letters from academic referees
- All educational certificates.
Application Deadline: 15th July, 2023
For more information about this opportunity, Visit the Official Website.