Only nine of the 300 centres of excellence that can host academics under the 2016 The World Academy of Sciences – United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization associateships programme are African.
The programme hosts visiting scientists and researchers from developing countries in the affiliated institutions for periods of two to three months during a three-year term. The centres agree to host the associates, and to pay for the main part of their stay.
The deadline for applying for the scheme is 1 December—too late for most people reading this article to apply. But of interest to Africans might be the small number of African institutes that have opted to be on the list.