The NEF Fellows is a select programme that recognises 15 of Africa’s best young scientists and technologists. These innovators and emerging leaders, at least 40 percent of whom are women, will have two main opportunities as a NEF Fellow:
Advance their scientific career. NEF Fellows have a unique platform to:
Present their work at the NEF Global Gathering in the presence of leading scientists, journalists, industries and business people from the world.
Gain exposure to a global audience of approximately 100 million viewers and readers worldwide.
Draw upon the vast networks of NEF members and participants for support, connections and counsel to advance their work.
Develop mentoring relationships with leading scientists, policymakers, industry representatives and civil-society leaders
Inspire the next generation of African innovators. NEF Fellows participate in campaigns and events to encourage young people to pursue scientific careers.
What does it take to be a NEF Fellow?
Applications to be a NEF Fellow are open to Africans from around the world – including those who currently reside in the Diaspora – in all fields of science, including the social sciences and technology fields. Applicants should be under 42 years old and have a doctorate degree with a demonstrated track record of innovative research and findings. NEF Fellows must also be passionate about raising Africa’s science profile and be able to captivate both a scientific and non-scientific audience.
Where can I apply?
The NEF Fellows Programme has already selected twelve of the 2015/2016 Class of fifteen Fellows. Read the press release here
The process is still open to Africa’s top female scientists and technologists. Are you a brilliant young female scientist or technologist doing globally relevant, locally impactful research and/or development? We encourage you to apply now. Please note that the process is open to Africans living both on the continent and around the world.
For eligibility requirements, please download the Call for Applications EN | FR
Download the application form EN | FR
Deadline: 31 December 2015