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The African Academy of Sciences Affiliates Programme


The African Academy of Sciences is inviting applications for the AAS Affiliates Programme. Current AAS Affiliates at the 2018 Convention in Oxford, UK

The 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 individualised professional development support and join a wider community of science leaders on the African continent.

Please note that the process now allows individuals to apply directly instead of being nominated by senior scientists.


  • Must be an African national

  • Must have obtained their PhD in the last 10 years

  • Must have substantial postdoctoral research experience

  • 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

  • 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.

Please visit The AAS website for more details on the call and details of how to apply or click here

The application closes on 15 July 2019, 1800 Hrs East African Time.

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