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Opportunity profile: Pan-African scheme picks future leaders


African Academy of Sciences encourages continental collaboration in five-year projects that address development priorities

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  • Proposals should align with Africa’s development priorities.
  • Interdisciplinary projects are strongly encouraged.
  • Collaborations are welcomed, particularly between African countries.
  • Showing research leadership potential is crucial.

In June, the African Academy of Sciences launched a major funding programme for early career researchers. Worth a total of €25 million (US$30m), the AAS’s African Research Initiative for Scientific Excellence pilot programme, known as Arise, aims to fund 40 emerging research leaders across the continent, in as many African countries as possible.

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