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PACN Africa-UK Exchange Scholarships
« on: Oct 21, 2009, 04:58 PM »
PACN Africa-UK Scholarships provide the opportunity for African scientists who are employed in their industrial, academic or public service sectors to visit the UK. The aim of the Africa-UK Scholarship is to exchange information and facilitate networking with the aim of establishing future long term research collaborations.

The call is open for any African scientist who wishes to visit an African or UK institution, or for any UK scientist who wishes to visit an African institution and who has an agreement or invitation from any UK or African institution to host their visit.

Currently available scholarship destinations in the UK include: Syngenta Jealott’s Hill International Research Centre in the UK with the aim to meet scientists working in agrochemical research and development from different disciplines in the general areas of chemistry and biology; Rothamsted Research; and the departments of Chemistry at Nottingham University and Imperial College London. A scholarship visit might combine trips to more than one of these host organisations.

Eligibilities
•   Applicants MUST meet the following criteria:
•   Minimum academic qualification - Masters degree in relevant field
•   Research areas: Chemistry and Biology, including Biotechnology
•   Currently employed in Industry, Academia, Public service or registered PhD student in an African or an UK Institutions .
•   Submit a written confirmation of their employment in Industry, Academia, Public service or their student status.
•   Submit a written confirmation of acceptance of the host institution.
•   Submit a comprehensive programme proposal for the full period of the scholarship with an itemised list of the expected expenses associated.

Programme details
•   PACN Africa-UK Scholarships are tenable for up to a period of 2 weeks.
•   Preference will be given to African scientists who can demonstrate a long term benefit for their research or institution as a consequence of the visit, e.g. areas of research of the host institution or host professor that can eventually lead to research collaborations.
•   The applicant, in consultation with the host institution(s) will be responsible for making arrangements for the conduct of the programme for the visit.
•   The language of the report and application is English.

Deadlines

There will be two calls per year with the following deadlines for receipt of applications: September 15 and February 15 of each year.

Finances

The total value of the fellowship is up to £2,000 which should cover all costs including:
•   Return ticket to the UK by economy class travel
•   Cost of boarding and lodging in the UK or Africa
•   Cost of visas, insurance, travel and subsistence directly connected with the visit programme

Applications for PACN Africa-UK Scholarships may be sent to PACN Kenya office (by post, fax or email) or to the RSC (by email):

Mrs Ruth Odhiambo                                                       
PACN Administrator,                                                     
Department of Chemistry                                             
University of Nairobi                                                     
P.O. box 30197, 00100   
Nairobi,
KENYA                                                               
pacn@uonbi.ac.ke                                                       
Fax/Tel: +254 20 444 6140

Dr Alejandra Palermo
Manager, International Projects
Royal Society of Chemistry
Burlington House, Piccadilly
London, W1J 0BA
UNITED KINGDOM
palermoa@rsc.org
+44 20 7440 33 36

Please click here for further application details.

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PACN Africa-UK Exchange Scholarships
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