Each month, EASST compiles a list of funding, research, and employment opportunities for East African researchers. The view opportunities available in the month of November, please visit the "Other Opportunities" page here.
Of note, the Social Science Research Council offers fellowships to support the completion of doctoral degrees and to promote next generation social science research in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda. The fellowships support dissertation research on peace, security, and development topics.
The doctoral dissertation completion fellowship supports a one-year leave from teaching responsibilities and a stipend up to US$15,000 to permit the completion of a dissertation that advances research on peace, security, and development topics.
All applicants must:
For more information and to apply, visit the application page here.
EASST Fellow Dr. Jeanine Condo, Director General of the Rwanda Biomedical Center, was recently quoted in The New Times article announcing the recent launch of a new mosquito insecticide, Acstelli, kicking off the official use of indoor residual spraying in Rwanda.
The Rwanda Biomedical (RBC) has created a newly mosquito insecticide, Acstelli, sparking the official usage of indoor residual spraying in the country in hopes of providing a sustainable and rational deployment of effective malaria vector control tools in order to save lives and improve health nationally.
It is expected that by the end of the year, eight malaria prone districts in the country will have been sprayed with insecticide. Director-General of RBC, Dr. Jeanine Condo noted other options and programs to fight malaria beyond the tool of indoor residual spraying: Before the year ends, around six million high-lasting insecticide treated mosquito nets will be distributed throughout the country.
To read the original article, go here.
Each month, EASST compiles a list of funding, research, and employment opportunities for East African researchers. The view opportunities available in the month of September, please visit the "Other Opportunities" page here.
Of note, The World Bank Group’s Early Learning Partnership (ELP) is launching the Africa Early Years Fellowship to recruit a cadre of young African professionals to support governments and World Bank teams to scale up investments in the early years.
Fellows will receive ongoing training and work experience across relevant sectors, including education, health, nutrition and social protection. The Fellowship will include a brief orientation at the World Bank’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., and fellows will also benefit from ongoing professional development and mentoring from WBG staff. Fellows will be based in select countries in Africa, with the expectation that Fellows continue working in-country after the Fellowship conclusion.
Specific duties may include: