African Academy of Sciences (AAS) Affiliates Membership Programme 2018 for Early Career Scientists
Deadline: July 4, 2018
The AAS Affiliates Membership Programme 2018 is now open for applications. The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) Affiliates Membership Programme aims to stimulate and nurture the spirit of scientific discovery and technological innovation in Africa in order to promote sustainable development on the continent through research and development. It is intended to fill a gap in the professional growth of young and early-to-mid career professionals who intend to develop into research leaders in their home countries.
Through the AAS Affiliates Membership Programme, up to 25 young scholars are selected every year to receive career development support and mentorship as well as support to their home institutions to provide an enabling environment for their development into research leaders in their respective fields.
Nominate an early career scientist for the African Academy of Sciences Affiliates Programme. Up to 25 young scholars to receive career development support and mentorship.
AAS Support to Affiliate Members
- The designation of ‘Affiliate Member of AAS’ is a meritorious recognition awarded after competitive evaluation and review by a designated body of peers and a final approval by the Governing Council of the Academy.
- The designation of Affiliate Membership shall be held for a period of five years. There shall be no direct progression from Affiliate to Fellow.
- AAS will organise a range of activities to enhance the professional development of the Affiliate members. Of particular interest may be special courses on proposal writing, manuscript preparation, writing and presentation, ethical conduct of research, intellectual property issues, reviewing papers and proposals, etc. These activities will be organised in partnership with publishing houses and other leading global organizations.
- Affiliate members have opportunities to establish mentor-mentee relationships with AAS Fellows and other experienced researchers in their fields of specialisation.
- AAS will also seek to support the participation of Affiliates in major conferences organised by the Academy and other sister academies.
- Additional exciting opportunities will be explored with AAS partners and will be communicated as they become available.
- The AAS Affiliates Programme is targeted at supporting African nationals who are aged 40 years or below, are employed in higher education or research institutions and have obtained their PhD within the last five years. Applicants must also have postdoctoral research experience.
- They may be in any field of specialization and must be nominated by one of their institutional leaders (Vice Chancellor, Director, Head of Department, etc.) or by a Fellow or Associate Fellow of the AAS. Applicants may not nominate themselves.
- The intention is to develop capacity for the sustainable development of the continent and the AAS has a strict policy to work with the African home institutions of its Affiliates. It is therefore mandatory that candidates are Affiliated to an institution in Africa.
Nominations are made online on the AAS Ishango Online System. Please follow the instructions given in section 4 below. Nominations must be received on or before 04 July 2018.
- Register as a new user if you have not used the system before. If you have used the system before, please proceed to step 4
- The system will email you a temporary password
- Follow the link https://aasishango.ccgranttracker.com/ again to access the system
- Go to existing user and log in with your password (for first time users, you will be requested to replace your temporary password with one of your choice)
- Once you log in go to new grant application and go to click here
- Select AAS Affiliate Membership and click on apply to begin filling in the online form
- Once you have provided all the required information, please validate and submit the form.
Please contact [email protected] if you need any clarification or encounter any difficulties as you use the online system.
Follow this link to get to the AAS Ishango Online System.
For more information, visit AAS Affiliates Membership Programme.