Application Due Date: July 31 st 2019

NEF Ambassadors are the NEF’s young science and innovation champs, one from each African nation. NEF Ambassadors, who are all under 42 years, drive the NEF’s regional public engagement activities while growing their own professions through the NEF’s collaborations that provide chances for mentorship and cooperations with recognized scientists.

In specific, the NEF Ambassadors go to the biennial NEF Worldwide Events The next NEF Worldwide Event will be kept in 10-13 March 2020 in Nairobi, Kenya.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • 42 years of age or less since 31.122017(Born after 1 January 1975)
  • Resident/citizen of an African nation with a history of management and engagement in the living neighborhood
  • Advanced research studies or expert certificates, individual jobs,.
    showed entrepreneurial accomplishments and comparable– a PhD is not.
    needed
  • Candidates are motivated from all fields of science, consisting of fundamental sciences, STEM, health and social science fields.
  • Impressive writing and eager crucial believing abilities, and be comfy operating in a collective environment.
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm for raising Africa’s profile in science and/or social science
  • Having an active profile in the neighborhood of work/study and/or online consisting of social networks
  • Able to plainly interact to an audience in English or French.

Advantages:

Lead NEF Africa Science Week, with the assistance of NEF personnel and resources.

• Ambassadors get considerable direct exposure to the NEF readership neighborhood.

• Have the chance to network with other specialists and NEF.
Ambassadors and NEF Fellows, along with leading researchers, social.
researchers and innovation leaders from around the globe.

• Have the chance to affect science, social science and.
innovation policy through NEF short articles and files and share their own.
work.

• Get the opportunity to pitch their own jobs and concepts to high.
profile NEF members and add to the facility of a favorable.
worldwide view of science in Africa.

• Leading NEF Africa Science Week, with the assistance of NEF personnel and resources.

• Ambassadors get considerable direct exposure to the NEF readership neighborhood.

• Have the chance to network with other specialists and NEF.
Ambassadors and NEF Fellows, along with leading researchers, social.
researchers and innovation leaders from around the globe.

• Have the chance to affect science, social science and.
innovation policy through NEF short articles and files and share their own.
work.

• Get the opportunity to pitch their own jobs and concepts to high profile NEF members and add to the facility of a favorable worldwide view of science in Africa.

Choice Requirements

The choice will be done by a panel of noteworthy researchers consisting of members of the NEF Scientific Program Committee (SPC).

The choice procedure will go for the following:

  • A minimum of 40% of chosen NEF Ambassadors are females
  • At many one NEF Ambassador from each African nation

The choice procedure will consider the following requirements:

  • (20%) Advanced research studies or expert certificates, individual.
    jobs, showed entrepreneurial accomplishments and comparable– a PhD.
    is not needed.

    • Impressive scholastic certifications, as determined by the requirements of.
      the specific scholastic discipline. Examples of significant accomplishments.
      consist of:.

      • Publication record
      • Prizes and other awards, such as specifically identified.
        fellowships or subscriptions in distinguished scholastic circles (for instance,.
        in high-ranking committees, bodies, academies, and so on)
      • Individually raised financing from outdoors sources in a competitive procedure
      • Variety of patents
      • The type and variety of welcomed talks at global conferences
    • (20%) Demonstrated enthusiasm for promoting the sciences, consisting of.
      science, innovation, engineering, mathematics or social science in.
      Africa
    • (20%) Impressive writing and eager crucial believing abilities,.
      and be comfy operating in a collective environment and the.
      capability to plainly interact to an audience in English or French
    • (30%): You should have an active existence either on among the social.
      media channels or in a trusted company in your neighborhood. This.
      requirements includes having a strong audience and constant engagement.
      with your fans.
    • (10%) Other unique attributes

For Additional Information:

Go To the Authorities Website of the NEF Young Ambassador Program 2019/2020

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