- the intrinsic interest and substantive merit of the work proposed;
- the likely effect the Fellowship will have on the university and the expected future contribution of the Fellow;
- the contribution the research is likely to make to scholarship in the country, the region as well as internationally;
- the commitment to establish a research team and strengthen supervision skills of Masters and PhD students, and the potential spill over to undergraduate students
- the potential contribution of the Fellow to building a critical mass of young scientists in Africa with a strong network to reinforce sharing of knowledge and approaches; and
- The feasibility of the work plan.
Number of Awards: Not specified
Value of Award: The Award for this call is a maximum of US$60, 000 per fellowship and is expected to cover:
- Stipend: $26,400 – equating to $1,200 for 10 months in Year 1 and 12 Months in Year 2 . This stipend is paid in order to allow the Fellow to focus on the research, publications and supervision of their research team by releasing some of their teaching and other duties and to reduce the need for engagement in consultancies.
- Research funds: $26,700 to support the research activities of the Post-Doctoral Team that will include PhD and Masters Students to conduct research under the supervisor of the Fellow. In the post-doctoral arrangement, partial research support will be given to selected postgraduate students (at least one PhD student ($16,700), preferably a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA), and 1-2 MSc students ($10,000) to cover field research costs, research paper publication and dissemination of findings,
- Special mentor support: : $4,400 to be retained by RUFORUM Secretariat to support the Mentorship Programme. The cost of the mentor covers bench fees, hosting fees, and cost of the mentor visiting
some of the research facilities and participating in convening’s along with the Post-Doctoral Fellows.
- University administrative cost of $2500.
Please note that the budget ceiling for post doc Fellowships is $ 60,000.
Duration of Program: 2 years
How to Apply: It is important to go through the Application Process here before applying.