Fellowships

2024 PAGES African Mobility Fellowship

If you’re an African scientist seeking financial support to broaden your research horizons in other countries, the 2024 PAGES African Mobility Fellowship presents an excellent opportunity.

This initiative targets early-career researchers from African nations who wish to gain valuable experience in another African country. Eligible candidates include PhD students or postdoctoral researchers in accredited institutions in Africa.

The fellowship is designed to foster collaborative research and enhance the paleoscience network across Africa. It provides funding to cover international travel costs, including visas, flights, and accommodation, enabling scholars to pursue their research interests abroad.

PAGES African Mobility Fellowship Details

Application DeadlineAugust 15, 2024
Funding TypeFully Funded
Target GroupPhD students or Postdoctoral Researchers
TypeFellowship
SponsorPast Global Changes (PAGES)
GenderALL

PAGES Fellowship Logistics

The fellowship duration ranges from two to four weeks. This is to help PAGES offer several scientists a concise yet impactful participation in their chosen research or study area.

Once selected and awarded this opportunity, you can utilize it within 12 months of your fellowship. This provides you with flexibility and ample time to plan and undertake your project effectively. This setup ensures recipients can maximize their experience and contributions while accommodating personal and professional schedules.

Requirements for PAGES African Mobility Fellowship

Who can apply for this fellowship program?

Well, for you to be eligible for this program, you must meet the following requirements:

  1. First, you should be a citizen of any African country and currently affiliated with an African institution for your PhD or work.
  2. You must be an early-career researcher in the final stages of completing your PhD thesis/dissertation or a postdoctoral researcher within five years of earning your PhD (including individuals who have not yet held a postdoc position).
  3. Hold a student or paid position in your home country at the time of application and throughout the fellowship duration.
  4. You need to be involved in research aligned with the scientific scope of PAGES.
  5. Obtain approval from the host researcher/institution and furnish a confirmation letter as a prerequisite for the fellowship.
  6. Show the willingness to conduct research at another African institution/country.
  7. You should also prove that the fellowship will not last less than two weeks and a maximum of four weeks within 12 months from the award date.

Application Documents

Keep in mind that applicants will be evaluated and selected based on the merit and quality of their application, which should include the following documents:

  1. A complete application form comprising:
  • Proposal detailing the research and travel plans (1000 words Max). Explain how the fellowship’s goals align with PAGES’ scientific scope.
  • Explanation of how the fellowship will enhance your professional development and benefit your home institution/country (maximum 200 words).
  • Project schedule and expected outcomes (within a one-month timeframe).
  • Comprehensive budget breakdown in USD.
  1. Two recommendation letters. One letter should be from the current academic advisor at your home institution and one from the advisor at the host institution.
  2. Finally, you should include your CV (Maximum of two pages). It should summarize your significant academic and professional accomplishments.

How To Apply

If you meet the requirements and are interested in this program, follow these steps to apply:

  • Begin by filling out and submitting your proposal using this application form.
  • Next, send your completed application form to pages@pages.unibe.ch with the subject line “Application: PAGES African Mobility Fellowship.”

While English is the preferred language for applications, submissions in French are also accepted.

NOTE:

Grant recipients will receive their funds via bank transfer to an account they provide.

Upon finishing the fellowship, fellows are required to email a final report in English to PAGES. This report should encompass a financial overview, a scientific summary, and a brief article (650 words and one figure), which will be published in the Past Global Changes Magazine.

For more PAGES African Mobility Fellowship details, visit PAGES Website.

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