Madrid, 17 March 2022. The “Science by Women” program, one of the Fundación Mujeres por África longest-running programs, has published the list of finalists for its seventh edition. In this call, a total of 26 African women scientists have been selected to develop their own projects in different leading research centers in Spain.
The project is growing steadily and “Science by Women” is currently collaborating with more than 23 research centers, some of them even offering two grants, and plans to increase its network in the eighth edition to be presented next July. The number of African countries represented is also increasing, with researchers from Togo and Zimbabwe joining for the first time this year.
This edition concurs with a moment of growth and strengthening of the network “N.O.W. IS Africa” (Network of Women Innovating in Science in Africa), promoted by “Science by Women” so that the more than 100 women scientists, who have been part of the program since its first edition in 2014, boost their leadership and representation at international level.
The program has the generous collaboration of the 23 recipient centers and the sponsorship of the Government of the Canary Islands, the Provincial Council of Vizcaya, the Provincial Council of Guipúzcoa, the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Endesa, the Abertis Foundation and the FCSAI Foundation.
Consult the list of the selected women scientists here.