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Women for Africa Foundation (FMxA) Science by Women Program 2024

Women for Africa Foundation (FMxA) Science by Women Program 2024

The Science by Women program, initiated by the Women for Africa Foundation, aims to empower African women in scientific research and technology transfer to tackle crucial challenges across various sectors such as health, agriculture, food security, water, energy, and climate change.

It offers post-doctoral fellowships in collaboration with renowned Spanish Centers of Excellence.

Fellowship Duration

  • The duration of the fellowship is 6 continuous months, to be completed within 1 year and a half or 2 years, depending on the host research entity, starting from the date of publication of the final selection of beneficiaries.

Fellowship Requirements

Eligible applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Being a woman and have the nationality and residence in an African country.
  • Holding a PhD in the sciences area of expertise.
  • Having a contractual relationship with a university or a public or private organization based in Africa dedicated to scientific research.
  • Excellent academic record and proven track of relevant research experience.
  • Solid working knowledge of English. Proof of English language level will be positively valued.

Beneficiaries of previous editions of this program are not eligible.


Successful candidates will have access to the following benefits:

  • Roundabout flights from their city of origin to their host city.
  • Monthly living allowance of 2600 euros gross per month, to which it is applied a 24% tax. This stipend is to cover accommodation*, personal expenses, and health and emergency insurance.
  • Coverage of visa fees and any administrative costs derived from the visa application process.
  • Possibility of financial aid to participate in seminars or congress during the period of the fellowship in Spain, after appropriate evaluation from the Science by Women program’s team.

All beneficiaries of the Science by Women program are responsible for securing their own accommodation for the duration of the 6-month fellowship stay in their host city.

Application Requirements

All applications must include the following documents:

  • Motivation letter, with a maximum of 1 page.
  • Full curriculum vitae, in Europass format preferably.
  • Passport or ID document.
  • Letter of support.
  • Research proposal, brief and clear, with a maximum of 2 pages*.
  • Proof of confirmation of the research proposal by the Spanish host entity of choice**.
  • Fully filled in online form.

All research proposals must be related to the topics and line of research indicated by the Spanish host entity of choice.

If you shall choose to apply to more than one (1) host entity, you must adapt the research proposal when appropriate.

All research proposals must be validated by the Spanish host entity, reason why we facilitate the information of the entity’s contact person.

As proof of confirmation, you can upload a confirmation email, letter or any other document that shows the Spanish host entity’s approval.

Deadline: September 30, 2024,

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