Science by African Women Visiting Senior Research Fellowships in Spain,2018

Application Deadline:  September 30, 2018

Applications are invited from experienced African women researchers for “six-month visiting senior research fellowships” in Spain. The fellowship will be funded by The Science by Women Programme .


Degree Level: Six-month visiting senior research fellowships

Field: The preferred areas of research include:

  • Health and Bio-medicine
  •  Energy, Water and Climate Change
  •  Agriculture and Food Safety
  •  Mathematics, Information and Communication Technologies
  •  Economic Science
  •  Physics and Materials Sciences
  •  Nanotechnology

Place of Study: Spain

Number of Fellowships: Up to 14


Successful candidates will have access to the following benefits:

  • Return flight from their centre of origin to the host institution
  • Living allowance of 2.400 Euros gross per month to cover accommodation, personal expense and health and occupational accident insurance coverage

Eligible Countries:  African women


  •  Being a woman
  •  Nationality of an African country.
  •  PhD with at least 3 years of post-doctoral professional experience
  •  Contractual relationship with a university or a public or private non-profit organization based in Africa dedicated to significant scientific research in the areas indicated
  •  Excellent academic record and proven track of relevant research experience
  •  Solid working knowledge of English
  •  Proven experience leading a research groupBeneficiaries of first, second and third edition are not eligible. Candidates must have already identified research groups in the host centres to confirm that their proposed research can be carried out in collaboration with those research groups and, when needed, in their laboratories.

How To Apply: 

Deadline for applications is September 30, 2018. Only applications submitted in English via the Science by Women microsite at will be accepted. They must include the following documents:

  • Letter of Interest (max. 1 page)
  • Full curriculum vitae
  • Fully filled form
  • Brief but concise description of the project to be developed in the Spanish host centre (max. 2 pages)


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