The African Research Universities are launching this Early-Career Research Fellowship.
ARUA, with the Carnegie Corporation of New York’s sponsorship, would support a total of
the appointment of thirteen (13) Early-Career Research Fellows to conduct globally competitive research .The ARUA Centres of Excellence are a group of organisations that work together to achieve a common (CoEs). The aim is to improve the ability of early-career professionals researchers at African universities by allowing them to take time off from their teaching duties while consulting with very senior and experienced researchers at their home institutions Each person
One research fellow from a country other than the CoE’s location is supposed to be hosted by the CoE.
The African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) is a consortium of sixteen (16) leading African research universities. Universities from various African countries and with varying historical histories, but all with a common goal.with a shared goal The aim is to elevate African researchers and institutions to a global level though making a major contribution to information generation for the continent’s socioeconomic transformation From the beginning, the network’s goal was to be distinct from every other African regional university network.
The distinction was about to be shown.
largely because of the strategy to be used, which is to put together a group of African peers.
institutions able to pool their limited resources in order to achieve a common goal to build a critical mass that would allow them to better support their limited, yet rising, resources a large group of scientists The belief that they could exploit was at the heart of their strategy external resources to supplement their existing resources. Currently, ARUA is working on a new project.
This vision is realised through the thirteen (13) Centers of Excellence (CoEs), which span a wide range of scientific and non-scientific disciplines.
The Research Fellow’s Roles and Responsibilities
The research fellow’s primary roles and duties are as follows:
• Collaborate with other researchers at the Centre to conduct a variety of related studies under the supervision of a mentor.
• Write and publish at least two (2) scholarly papers in high-impact journals, with policy briefs or blog posts to go along with them.
• Make at least two (2) presentations and attend technical seminars with other researchers and stakeholders.
• Assist in the formation and strengthening of new collaborations between the respective Centre of Excellence and other related research and development units.
Criteria for Applicants:
• Applicants must have a PhD in a discipline/sub-discipline related to the thematic area of the relevant Centre of Excellence or be within 5 years of completing a PhD in a discipline/sub-discipline related to the thematic area of the relevant Centre of Excellence.
• Applicants must be ARUA University faculty members.
• Applicants must have a proven track record of success in a similar position (at least one publication in an internationally recognised peer reviewed journal since completing their PhD or evidence of obtaining post-doctoral funding)
• Applicants should show an interest in establishing a strong international reputation and reputation for science through international partnerships.
Applicants must be available to spend 12 months away from their home university and
be able to return to the home institution.
• Eligible women are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
Contract and Remuneration:
Successful candidates will be contracted by ARUA for a period of 12-months. The research
fellowship shall provide a monthly stipend of US$2,000, travel and limited logistical support
for research. The host CoE will provide the Research Fellow with office space.
To apply for this research fellowship, please submit the following documents:
• Curriculum Vitae
• Statement of Purpose (500 words)
• Names and addresses of two academic referees.
• Letter of support from applicant’s permanent/home institution.
The successful Candidate will be chosen by the respective Centre Director and his or her team.
in consultation with the Deputy Vice Chancellor of the host institution Applications should be submitted in a timely manner. Not later than June 15, 2021, send an email to ARUA’s Secretary-General (firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com). Successful applicants will be notified by August 2021, and the fellowship will begin in October 2021.