Are You a mid-career Scientists? Apply to the AAS Affiliates Programme

Are you African national  mid- career scientist, do  you want to join a platform for networking and collaborating early and mid-career researchers regionally and globally? If yes, The African Academy of Science (AAS ) Affiliates Programme seeks early and mid-career scientists who demonstrate excellence in their development and application of science in Africa.

These individuals become Affiliates 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.’

The benefits of becoming an affiliate

After being selected, you will be recognized for your scientific excellence as an Affiliate of The AAS alongside The AAS Fellows; You will receive individualised professional development planning support; You will be enrolled into The AAS Mentorship Scheme during the five years; You will 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. You will join a platform for networking and collaborating early and mid-career researchers regionally and globally; You will benefit from other AAS opportunities as they become available

What you will be expected to do

The AAS Affiliates live out the Academy’s vision of transformed lives through sciences in their research and leadership excellence. They actively contribute to the programme activities while also motivating other young researchers to pursue scientific excellence. The programme accelerates their transition into independent researchers and enhances their contribution to innovations, policy engagement, mentorship, interdisciplinary collaboration and research management. Consequentially, Affiliates’ professional development contributes to strengthening their institution’s scientific capacity.


AASS affiliate must be an African national; have obtained their PhD in the last 10 years and  have substantial postdoctoral research experience. H e must 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. S/ He must be residing in or affiliated with an African higher education or research institution. Female candidates and candidates from under-represented disciplines and countries are especially encouraged to apply.

Selection criteria

Quality of scientific outputs ; Evidence of good academic citizenship; The strength of the applicant’s statement of interest; Applicant’s range of scientific awards and other recognitions; Engagement in other relevant professional activities.

Deadline: July 15, 2019

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For more information, visit AAS

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