African Academy of Sciences encourages continental collaboration in five-year projects that address development priorities
- Proposals should align with Africa’s development priorities.
- Interdisciplinary projects are strongly encouraged.
- Collaborations are welcomed, particularly between African countries.
- Showing research leadership potential is crucial.
In June, the African Academy of Sciences launched a major funding programme for early career researchers. Worth a total of €25 million (US$30m), the AAS’s African Research Initiative for Scientific Excellence pilot programme, known as Arise, aims to fund 40 emerging research leaders across the continent, in as many African countries as possible.