2015 Research Awards for SABMiller Royal Society Exchange Programme for UK and African Researchers

Applications are on-going for the 2015 Research Awards for SABMiller Royal Society Exchange Programme. The SABMiller Royal Society Exchange Programme will provide awards of three years’ duration to enable African scientists in sub-Saharan Africa to partner with UK-based institutions. The Royal Society has received funding from SABMiller plc to support a 5 year programme to expand its capacity building activities in Africa. 

As a result, the Royal Society has launched a new scheme, the SABMiller Royal Society Exchange Programme, aimed at supporting collaborative research projects between researchers in the UK and researchers in sub-Saharan Africa. The programme will focus on, but not be restricted to Ghana and Tanzania.

Scholarship Value

The award will cover the costs of travel and subsistence up to £5,000 per year for training purposes and funds up to £2,000 per year for research costs. The total value of the award over 3 years is £21,000.

Selection Criteria: The primary considerations are listed below:
Primary

    • The UK and African scientists have strong research background which are well suited to the project.
    • The UK and African Scientists appears well matched and complementary in their research experience.
    • Both host institutions are sufficiently strong in the proposed area of research.
    • The partnership offers a strong opportunity for long-term research collaboration.
    • The quality of the research proposal is strong.

Eligibility


The applicant must:

    • have a PhD or equivalent research experience
    • hold a permanent or fixed term contract in an eligible university or research institute which must span the duration of the project
    • Collaborations should be based on a single project between “the applicant” (UK based scientist) and “co-applicant” (African based scientist).
    • Applicants should ensure that they meet all the eligibility requirements, which are explained in the scheme notes.

Eligible Countries

Scientists from UK and Sub-Saharan Africa (Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Congo (Democratic Republic), Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe) can apply for this exchange programme (The programme will focus on, but not be restricted to Ghana and Tanzania).

Application Procedure and Deadline

Applications can only be submitted using online application mode. The application deadline is 30 April 2015.

Official Scholarship Website – https://royalsociety.org/grants/schemes/sabmiller-exchange-programme/

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