UNESCO ANESI’s Researcher Exchange Programme 2015 – Nairobi, Kenya

UNESCO ANESI’s Researcher Exchange Programme 2015 – Nairobi, Kenya

Deadline: June 30, 2015

The UNESCO Office in Nairobi is now accepting applications for the 2015 African Network of Earth Science Institutions (ANESI) Researcher Exchange Programme. ANESI’s Researcher Exchange Programme is one of the core capacity building activities with the objective to increase the mobility of scientists. The exchange program duration is minimum two weeks and maximum one month.

This is in line with the framework of the Earth Science Education Initiative in Africa to promote high quality research and training through collaboration and partnership among Earth science institutions. The programme is funded in the general framework of 2014-2017 Programme Cooperation Agreement between UNESCO and the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida).


  • A maximum grant of 2000 USD/researcher will cover the travel and subsistence costs.
  • In cases where the travel is for laboratory analysis, ANESI may cover some additional costs (not exceeding 1,000 USD) after evaluating the proposal, though ANESI encourages host institutions to share these costs.


This call targets

  • African Institutions in need of Lecturers for specific courses;
  • Researchers willing to use a research facility in another African institution;

If the applicant is a researcher:

  • Be affiliated to an African institution
  • be endorsed by the home institution
  • Have identified the host institution

If the applicant is an institution:

  • Submit a detailed request;
  • Identify the lecturer to be invited (attach his letter of acceptance and CV).

Institutions are encouraged to take advantage of the availability of some retirees from academic institutions abroad offering to spend a few weeks lecturing in African universities.


Each candidate must submit an application comprising:

  • A detailed proposal describing the activity to be undertaken and explaining how the programme will help advancing his/her research (5 pages maximum);
  • A formal endorsement for the home institution and a formal approval of the host institution if the applicant is a researcher;
  • The Curriculum Vitae of the lecturer and his formal approval to deliver the specific course if the applicant is an institution.

Send your application to Peter Manyara, UNESCO Nairobi [email protected] Candidates should submit their application using the UNESCO CV form.

For more information, visit UNESCO’s ANESI Researcher Exchange Programme.