TWAS-Seed Grant for New African Principal Investigators: Applications are invited from suitably qualified early-career scientists in sub-Saharan Africa for the TWAS-Seed Grant for New African Principal Investigators.
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The grant aims to support the early-career scientists to be used to purchase scientific equipment, consumables, fieldwork and equipment maintenance. The Seed Grant for New African Principal Investigators (SG-NAPI) is fully funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Research grants to research units amount to a maximum of USD67,700.
Details of TWAS-Seed Grant for New African Principal Investigators
The Seed Grant was established in response to the needs of researchers in developing countries, particularly those attached to institutions that lack appropriate research facilities. Under this scheme, grants can be awarded for research projects in Agriculture, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Engineering, Information Computer Technology, Mathematics, Medical Sciences and Physics to Principal Investigators in the African countries lagging in science and technology identified by TWAS.
- Applying Principal Investigators must be nationals of an eligible country, who hold a PhD and has good research experience. The grant should operate within a university or a research institution in one of the African countries lagging in science and technology. The PI must be 40 or under.
- The PI must have obtained their PhD within the last 5 years in a country other than their home country.
- The PI must have returned to their home country (refer to the list in the guidelines) within the last 36 months or will return home before the end of 2022.
- The PI must hold, be offered or be in the process of accepting a position at an academic and/or research institution (including international research centres) in their home country.
- The PI must be national of an eligible African country that is lagging in science and technology (refer to list in the guidelines).
- Applicant must at the time of application NOT have an active research grant with TWAS or OWSD Early Career Women Scientists (ECWS) Fellowship.
- Applications from women scientists and those working in the least Developed Countries are especially encouraged.
- The applicant must submit a strong Research Proposal, you may find further information on how to write a strong proposal by visiting AuthorAID.
How To Apply
Interested applicants for the TWAS-Seed Grant for New African Principal Investigators are to apply online before the application deadline as late submission will not be accepted.
The Application Deadline is 24th May 2022
Interested applicants can visit the official webpage for more information.