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Science by Women supports African researchers

July 2016 Number 108

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Science by Women supports African researchers

Women for Africa Foundation fellowships are established.

ICFO – The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Castelldefels (Barcelona), Spain, has established a pro- gramme with the Women for Africa Foundation.

The Women in Africa Foundation, true to its mission of contributing to the development of Africa through its women, is launching the second edition of the “Science by Women” programme with the aim to promote African women’s leadership in scientific research and technology transfer, and to foster the capacity of the research centres in their home countries. The main goal is to enable African women researchers and scientists to tackle the great challenges faced by Africa through research in health, agriculture and food security, water, energy and climate change, which can be transferred into products and technologies having an impact on people’s lives.

The programme will fund seven sabbatical fellowships for senior African women research- ers to enjoy their stay at seven selected institutes located in Spain. One of those fellowships will be hosted by ICFO.

Details of the call and further information can be found at The deadline for applications is 21 July 2016.

Silvia Carrasco, PhD, MBA, Knowledge and Technology Transfer (KTT) director ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences.

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