Mid-Career Postdoctoral Researchers Fellowships
These fellowships, which will be funded under the Initiative to Develop African Research Leaders (IDeAL), will provide an opportunity for mid-career African researchers to develop their own research program at KWTRP with stints at other collaborating research centres.
WHAT DOES THE FELLOWSHIP COVER
The fellowships are for 4 years and provide for an internationally competitive salary (approx. 50,000 USD PA), and a further 80,000 USD for research and travel costs
Selection for funding will take place in three stages:
1. Pre-proposal conference
In the first round applicants will be judged on the CV and personal statement. Up to 20 of the highest ranked applicants will funded to attend a conference in Kenya, Kilifi to present their current research work and to familiarise themselves with research activities and resources available at the Programme. During the conference the applicants will also meet KWTRP researchers to discuss potential linkages and development of a proposal for the research the applicant would undertake if funded.
2. Proposal development stage
After the conference, the applicants will have 4 weeks to develop a proposal for the research they would carry out if funded.
3. Proposal Review and Interview
The applicant will submit their proposal for review by a team of scientist from KWTRP and collaborating institutions. Applicants the highest ranked proposals will be invited to defend their proposal in a face-face interview.