The aplication process for the third edition of the “Science by Women” program has started

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The aplication process for the third edition of the “Science by Women” program has started

July 28, 2017. After the success of the two previous editions, the Women for Africa Foundation is launching the third edition of the “Science by Women” program. This program promotes the leadership of the African women dedicated to scientific research and technology transfer. It also fosters the capacities of the research centers in their home countries. The aim of the program is to allow African scientists to face the challenges of their continent, through research in fields like health, biomedicine, agriculture, food safety, water, energy, climate change, math, IT, communication and economics.

To achieve this ambitious goal, the WxAF counts on the collaboration of the best Spanish research centers. These centers have an international and national prestige, which guarantees their excellence in several fields of research.

The centers of this third edition are: the Photonic Sciences Institute (ICFO, www.icfo.eu), the National Biotechnology Center (CNB, www.cnb.csic.es), the Mathematical Sciences Institute (ICMAT, www.icmat.es), the Genomic Regulation Center (www.crg.es), the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (http://www.barcelonagse.eu), the Vall d’Hebron Research Institute (VHIR, Http://en.vhir.org), the Neuroscience Institute (IN, in.umh.es/), the Kronigkune Research Center (www.kronikgune.org/en/), Biocruces (www.biocruces.com) and DeustoTech (http://deustotech.deusto.es/).

Each center will host an African senior researcher for a period of six months. The selected candidates will receive a training course and will join a dynamic, multidisciplinary and highly competitive team, where they will carry out their research projects and develop complementary skills.

The applications received will go through a rigorous selection process.

The final aim of the program is to allow African women to play a leading role in the transition of their continent toward an economy based on knowledge and innovation. Through research they can develop products, services and technologies that have an impact on the population.

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