APSA: a new call for proposals to fund a research stay during the academic year 2023-2024

The Association for the Scientific Promotion of Africa (APSA) is launching a new call for proposals to fund a research stay during the academic year 2023-2024, intended for young African researchers who are already established and working in Africa in the fields of mathematical, physical, computer, or engineering sciences. The call is not open to students currently pursuing a doctoral degree.

The laureates will undertake a research stay of one to three months in a foreign laboratory of their choice, either in France or in another African country other than their own. The program is open to researchers from all over Africa, but priority will be given to Sub-Saharan Africa excluding South Africa.

APSA will cover, up to a limit of 5000 euros per laureate, all travel expenses (economy class), visa fees, and living expenses (health insurance, accommodation, per diem) for the laureates. Co-financing from the host laboratory or institution will enhance the selection of applications.

The deadline for submitting applications is set for October 1, 2023. Candidates must submit their CV, list of publications, a photocopy of their passport, a detailed research program identifying the laboratory and host team (maximum 4 pages), as well as letters of agreement from the host laboratory and their home laboratory or institution, on the website (www.scienceafrique.fr/apsaawards/).

The quality of the scientific project and its compatibility with the laboratory and host team are decisive factors in the selection of laureates. The research stay must take place between November 1, 2023, and October 31, 2024. The selection will be made by the Scientific Council (CS) established by APSA, which ensures disciplinary, geographical, and gender balance