REACH is launching a call for proposals for an African postdoctoral fellowship in groundwater. Up to £60,000 of funding will be available until December 2019 for a researcher to contribute to the promotion of equitable water resource management in the Awash basin. A lack of understanding of groundwater availability and sustainability, including groundwater-surface water interactions, currently limits decision making in this area. The Fellow will contribute to addressing this challenge by designing and undertaking independent research to develop a decision support tool that integrates surface and groundwater resources that is useable by MOWIE and AwBA.
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Postdoctoral African Fellowship Funding available:
The fellowship is intended for early to mid-career academics and researchers who are nationals of a Sub-Sahara African country, and hold a PhD at the time of application. Applicants must be hosted by a University or Research Organisation, and may approach REACH researchers about hosting their Fellowship.
Postdoctoral African Fellowship Eligibility
- The fellowship is intended for early to mid-career academics and researchers
- Applicants must be nationals of a Sub-Sahara African country and should hold a PhD at the time of application.
from PhD candidates will not be considered. ‘Early to mid-career’ is
defined as within 10 years of completion of a PhD at the time of
- Applicants must be hosted by a University or
Research Organisation, and may approach REACH researchers about hosting
Postdoctoral African Fellowship Evaluation criteria
- Impact and dissemination
- Project management and research credentials
- Cost effectiveness
Postdoctoral African Fellowship in Groundwater Management Funding.
available for this project is subject to a maximum £60,000 for the
entire period. Funding requests cannot exceed this amount.
budgets must be inclusive of any institutional overheads that are to be
applied. However, overheads must not exceed 20% of direct costs. All
budgets must be reviewed and approved by the host institution before
being submitted as part of the proposal. Per diems will not be permitted
under the REACH funding agreement but travel costs will be covered such
as accommodation, food and others as per REACH guideline.
How to Apply for Postdoctoral African Fellowship in Groundwater Management.
- Description of proposed research (up to 4 A4 pages)
- Career development plan (up to 1 A4 page)
- Research into action (up to 1 A4 page)
- Budget / Justification of resources requested
- CVs (maximum two pages) for the Fellow and host institution supervisor
of support from host institution/s expressing its intention to
collaborate and endorsement of the proposed Fellowship, and the value of
the proposed Fellowship. This should also include a declaration from
host institution (see declaration at the end of this guidance note) with
the letter of support.
- Letter of support from your nominated
supervisor outlining their relationship to you, the role they have had
in developing the proposal and their agreement to supervising you.
Proposals must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by 17:00 UCT, 20 July 2018.