UNESCO-TWAS (The World Academy of Sciences) have launched a new programme to strengthen the capacity of African countries lagging in science and technology.
The programme is aimed at young scientists who are getting established in their country or are about to return home to an academic position.
Seed Grant for New African Principal Investigators (SG-NAPI) is fully funded by The German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
The grants, which are normally provided for a period of 24 months, may be used to purchase scientific equipment, consumables, which can include fieldwork partially and maintenance of equipment and specialized literature (textbooks and proceedings only).
Research Grants for Young Scientists in Africa - Categories Scientists working in the following research areas can apply for an SG-NAPI award:
Research Grants for Young Scientists in Africa - Funding Information
Research Grants for Young Scientists in Africa - Eligibility Criteria
In order to apply in year 2022, candidates must fulfil the following criteria:
Be nationals of an eligible African country that is lagging in science and technology, as follows:
Western Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Côte d'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo.
Eastern Africa: Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mauritius, Reunion, Rwanda, Sudan, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda.
Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, São Tomé, Principe.
Southern Africa: Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Eswatini (Swaziland), Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Applications from women scientists are especially encouraged.
For more information and application details, see; Research Grants for Young Scientists in Africa
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