2024 Women for Africa Foundation Science by Women Program for African Women (Fully Funded)

Deadline: September 30, 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.


Eligible applicants must meets 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 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.
  • Applications must be submitted in English through the Science by Women microsite at www.mujeresporafrica.es.

*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.

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