The Food Systems Research Network for Africa (FSNet-Africa) is pleased to announce a call for expressions of interest to participate as a mentor in the FSNet-Africa Fellowship Programme. Mentors will support early career researchers in a two-year research fellowship (July 2021 to June 2023) to conduct
impact focused interdisciplinary research related to African food systems.
There are three formal components to the fellowships: science, leadership development and mentorship. Each fellow will be assigned at least two mentors – one each from an African university and the UK. These research-triads will be carefully matched to ensure that the triad is an interdisciplinary team, enabling the fellows to receive the support they need to develop and implement quality interdisciplinary research projects. The mentorship component will create opportunities for fellows and mentors to build meaningful relationships with researchers outside of their own organisation and from diverse geographic areas that can lead to longer term collaborations.
This Call for Expression of Interest is extended to mid-career and senior researchers at FSNet-Africa partner institutions (see Section 1 for list of partners) working in any food system related field (see Section 4) who are interested in joining the fellowship programme as a mentor.
APPLICATIONS OPEN: 1 February 2021
APPLICATIONS CLOSE: 1 March 2021 at midnight South African Standard Time
NOTIFICATIONS TO SELECTED MENTORS: 31 May 2021
For further details download the attached pdf below