Visiting Senior Research Fellowships for African Women Researchers

Visiting Senior Research Fellowships for African Women Researchers

Deadline: July 20, 2016

Following the success of 1st Edition, the Women for Africa Foundation (FMxA), in line with its mission of contributing to the development of Africa through its women, is launching the 2nd Edition of SCIENCE BY WOMEN programme, with the aim to promote African women’s leadership in scientific research and technology transfer and to foster the capacity of the research centres in their home countries.

The main goal is to enable African women researchers and scientists to tackle the great challenges faced by Africa through research in health, agriculture and food security, water, energy and climate change, as well as mathematics and economic science.


  • The Science by Women programme will fund a total of seven six-month visiting senior research fellowships for seven experienced African women researchers in the Spanish and international research centres of excellence.


  • Nationality of an African country;
  • PhD with at least 3 years of post-doctoral professional experience;
  • Contractual relationship with a university or a public or private non-profit organization based in Africa dedicated to significant scientific research in the areas indicated;
  • Excellent academic record and proven track of relevant research experience;
  • Solid working knowledge of English;
  • Proven experience leading a research group;
  • Beneficiaries of first edition are not eligible;
  • Candidates must have already contacted and identified research groups in the host centres.

Read Rules and Guidelines.

Application Process

  • Complete the application form.
  • Include the following documents:
    • Letter of Interest (max. 1 page)
    • Full curriculum vitae
    • Fully filled form
    • Brief but concise description of the project to be developed in the Spanish host centre (max. 2 pages)
    • A letter stating the prospective host group’s interest to support the project proposed by the candidate

For more information, visit Visiting Senior Research Fellowships.